Q&A: EPSDT Coverage of Nutrition Services

Q&A: EPSDT Coverage of Nutrition Services

Executive Summary

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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