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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