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Medicaid: Know Your Child's Rights Information Session 10-22-14

MEDICAID: KNOW YOUR CHILD’s RIGHTS

A federal law requires Medicaid to provide all medically necessary health care services to Medicaid-eligible children.


Understanding EPSDT

The Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program is the child health component of Medicaid. Medicaid benefits and rules can vary from state to state, but EPSDT is mandatory in all states.

E arly
Identifying problems early, starting at birth.
Periodic
Checking children's health at periodic, age-appropriate intervals.
Screening
Doing physical, mental, developmental, dental, hearing, vision, and other screening tests to detect potential problems.
Diagnosis
Performing diagnostic tests to follow up when a risk is identified.
Treatment
Treating the problems found.

Please join us October 22nd at 10:00 at ATECH, 57 Regional Drive in Concord for a free workshop with a question and answer segment. Rebecca Whitley and Karen Rosenberg, staff attorneys from the Disability Rights Center, will provide an in depth overview of EPSDT. This workshop will provide an opportunity for parents, caregivers and professionals to learn about what Medicaid is required to cover for children up to age 21 under federal law. You will also learn about the recent announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on treatment of children with Autism, including Applied Behavior Analysis.

Space is limited so please RSVP to funkyplanet@comcast.net or call 226-2900 ext 23