Fact Sheet: Medicaid EPSDT Litigation – Case Trends (Updated June 2, 2016)

Executive Summary

The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) provisions are among the most specific in the Medicaid Act. Promising both clinical care and coordination with education, nutrition and public health, EPSDT is critical for children with limited family incomes. Over the years, however, states have not been steadfast to their responsibilities, and litigation has resulted. This Fact Sheet summarizes the federal requirements for EPSDT and discusses legal and policy trends.

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