ERIC Number: ED098758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Screening for the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program (EPSDT) Under Medicaid.
Frankenburg, William K.; North, A. Frederick, Jr.
The manual was designed to help public officials, physicians, nurses, and others to plan and implement an Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program under Medicaid. Procedures for carrying out components of an EPSDT program are recommended. Part 1 discusses organization and administration of screening, diagnosis, and treatment, including topics such as component activities, goals and obstacles, and settings for screening. Part 2 discusses screening procedures such as scheduling and costs; the interview and physical examination; screening for immunization status, dental disease and care, eye problems, and hearing; developmental screening; and screening for tuberculin sensitivity, bacteriuria, anemia, sickle cell diseases and trait, and increased lead absorption. Appendixes are questionnaire forms and lists of contributors, consultants, and steering committee members. The document focuses on screening activities and their relationships to other parts of the EPSDT program; other documents in the series will consider delivery of diagnosis, treatment and followup services, dental care, developmental assessment and treatment, and training of screening personnel. (MYS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Academy of Pediatrics, Evanston, IL.