Archive for April, 2014

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  • Q&A: EPSDT Coverage of Nutrition Services

    Q&A Fact Sheet on EPSDT coverage of nutrition selection. EPSDT is a mandatory Medicaid service for children and youth under age 21. Congress clarified and strengthened the EPSDT provisions in 1989, adding, among other things, an explicit "correct or ameliorate" treatment requirement.

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  • Fact Sheet: Medicaid EPSDT Case Trends and Docket

    The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) provisions are among the most specific in the Medicaid Act. See 42 U.S.C. §§ 1396a(a)(10)(A), 1396a(a)(43), 1396d(a)(4)(B), 1396d(r). EPSDT is critical for children with disabilities. Over the years, however, states have not adhered to their responsibilities, and litigation has resulted.…

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