ERIC Number: ED182053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Delivering EPSDT Services: Outreach and Follow-up in Medicaid's Program of Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment.
Manela, Roger; And Others
Intended for workers in Medicaid's Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment program, this booklet describes steps in providing EPSDT services. Focusing on methods of outreach and follow-up services, it concludes with a discussion of principles upon which effective client contact may be based. Section I outlines eight steps in the delivery of EPSDT services. Section II provides guidelines for initiating and maintaining client involvement in the medical care program. Section III discusses outreach procedures for identifying, informing and involving potential EPSDT clients. Follow-up procedures are suggested in Section IV. Discussion in Section V focuses on principles of effective client contact. The principles are illustrated by examples based on the experience of EPSDT workers and are followed by questions and answers to aid in understanding the proper application of the principles. Suggestions on how to handle specific tasks such as managing the initial contact with the client, using the telephone, and sending information through the mail are presented in appendices. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Family Involvement, Federal Programs, Health Programs, Interviews, Low Income Groups, Organizational Effectiveness, Outreach Programs, Prevention, Public Health, Social Workers
U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Health Care Financing Administration, The Medicaid Bureau, Office of Child Health, Washington, DC 20201 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Health Care Financing Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.