AAP recommendations for incorporating developmental surveillance and screening into pediatric primary care.
Utah ABCD Project. (Utah Case Management Provider Manual, 2001). This manual outlines the rules and regulations of Utah’s Targeted Case Management program, highlighting changes made to support case management and services for children with developmental delays or disorders.
(Neva Kaye, Jennifer May: NASHP, 2009) In 2007, 19 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia came together to form the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Screening Academy. They worked, with the support of NASHP, to improve identification of children with or at risk for or with developmental delays.
(Minnesota ABCD Project, 2006) This section of the Minnesota Health Care Programs Manual details the CTSS program, including eligibility requirements and covered services. Minnesota improved program coverage by creating CTSS, which provides mental health services to children with an emotional disturbance.
(Minnesota ABCD Project, 2007) This resource outlines policy improvements made during the ABCD project to Managed Care Contracts. Section 7.10.6 of the contract set financial incentives for implementation of standardized developmental and mental health screening with use of appropriate code by participating Managed Care Organization providers in Medicaid.
Wilder Research (Minnesota ABCD III Team: February 2012) This document, developed by Minnesota’s project evaluator, Wilder Research, details activities through year 2 of Minnesota’s ABCD III project to improve screening, referral and care coordination. It describes pilot site activities, sustainability and spread plans, and lists lessons learned. The document also has several appendixes including one that details changes to Minnesota’s Early Intervention system, a summary of key reporting measures, data collection tools, and several interview protocols.