ERIC Number: ED453634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Medicaid/EPSDT Funding for Early Intervention.
Early Childhood Bulletin, Win 1993-1994
This article discusses Medicaid's EPSDT (Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment) program, which is a significant funding source for a wide variety of early intervention services for Medicaid eligible children. Strategies and questions that can help clarify and improve programs in each state are discussed, and important issues to consider as the nation grapples with health care reform are identified. Some of these include: (1) Medicaid eligibility; (2) requirements of Medicaid's EPSDT program; (3) benefits/reimbursable services under the program; (4) implications for early intervention programs; (5) potential problems; (6) strategies for advocating for fuller implementation of EPSDT; (7)questions for families and advocates to ask about EPSDT; and (8) health care reform. (SG)
Descriptors: Child Health, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Eligibility, Financial Support, Parent Participation, Parent Rights, Preschool Education, Primary Health Care, Special Education
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAS), 137 E. Franklin St., Suite 500, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3628. Tel: 919-962-8426; Tel: 877-574-3194 (TDD); Fax: 919-966-7463; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.nectas.unc.edu.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.; Federation for Children with Special Needs, Boston, MA.