ERIC Number: ED356056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
EPSDT: A Guide for Educational Programs.
Health Care Financing Administration (DHHS), Washington, DC.
This guide is intended to help schools develop linkages with the federal Medicaid program, particularly the Early and Periodic, Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) program, a comprehensive and preventive health care system for Medicaid-eligible individuals up to age 21. The guide aims to: (1) acquaint schools with State Medicaid agencies and the EPSDT program; (2) discuss how schools can develop or augment EPSDT outreach and health service programs; (3) direct schools to additional sources of information; and (4) illustrate some different types of linkages between schools and the EPSDT program. Chapter 1 introduces the EPSDT program, while chapter 2 describes the program in more detail and outlines the services that the program provides. Chapters 3 and 4 focus on school roles in EPSDT, including outreach case management and service delivery. Chapter 5 reviews examples of successful partnerships between local educational systems and EPSDT programs, and highlights the school's role in conducting outreach activities, screening, and providing a full range of services. Two appendixes provide lists of regional and state contact persons and agencies at the federal and state level that help administer the EPSDT program. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Care Financing Administration (DHHS), Washington, DC.