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EPSDT – A Guide for States: Coverage in the Medicaid Benefit for Children and Adolescents

The Medicaid program’s benefit for children and adolescents, known as Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment services, or EPSDT, provides a comprehensive array of prevention, diagnostic and treatment services for low-income infants, children and adolescents under age 21, as specified in Section 1905(r) of the Social Security Act (the Act).

EPSDT - A Guide for States: Coverage in the Medicaid Benefit for Children and Adolescents, issued by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), provides guidance for the requirements for the EPSDT periodic and interperiodic screens, services, medical necessity, experimental treatments and other topics.

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EPSDT - A Guide for States: Coverage in the Medicaid Benefit for Children and Adolescents

Impact & Reach

  As of early 2024, more than two dozen states have expanded their school Medicaid programs, increasing access to school health services for more than 15 million children. Healthy Students, Promising Futures has provided direct support to 12 of these states, including eight states in the HSPF Learning Collaborative. Read More

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  Healthy Students, Promising Futures (HSPF) supports states and school districts in leveraging Medicaid funding to meet the health needs of students. This initiative is led by Healthy Schools Campaign. The HSPF website offers clear guidance and regularly updated resources on expanding school health services. We invite you to learn… Read More

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