Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment - Vision and Hearing

Medicaid and the “Free Care” Policy: Relief for Schools, Benefit for Kids

For years, a federal policy prevented Medicaid reimbursement for many services provided in schools, making it a lot harder for schools with limited financial resources to make necessary health care available for kids. But in 2014, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reversed the policy blocking reimbursement, which means that schools should be able to provide many more necessary check-ups and treatments to kids who need them.

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Addressing Vision and Hearing Problems in Low-Income Children

The Network was contacted by a public health practitioner looking for research on vision and hearing problems in low-income children, and access to screening and other services.

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Model Medicaid Managed Care Contract Provisions: EPSDT Vision and Hearing Services

This resource suggests model contract provisions for coverage of vision and hearing services in Medicaid managed care.

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Hearing and Vision Services for Children: Efforts to Ensure Broad Implementation through Medicaid

Thursday, May 14 at 1 p.m. ET. The Medicaid program offers low-income children a comprehensive array of preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services, known as the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. This webinar will focus on the role that EPSDT can play in addressing children’s vision and hearing problems. View the playback.

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Survey of Medicaid Managed Care Contracts: EPSDT Vision and Hearing Services

Children enrolled in Medicaid are entitled to the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. This report surveys states’ contracts with managed care entities to document the extent to which EPSDT services address children’s hearing and vision services and how these services are monitored.

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Issue Brief: Medicaid EPSDT

The Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment service (EPSDT) is a comprehensive benefit available to children and youth under age 21 who are enrolled in Medicaid. Read more about this benefit, how the service addresses screening and treatment, education about EPSDT and state reporting.

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Vision and Hearing Screening Services for Children & Adolescents

Steps States Can Take to Ensure Children and Adolescents Receive Vision Services