MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH
NOTICE OF PROPOSED POLICY
Public Act 280 of 1939, as amended, and consultation guidelines for Medicaid policy provide anopportunity to review proposed changes in Medicaid policies and procedures.Please review the policy summary and the attached materials that describe the specific changesbeing proposed. Let us know why you support the change or oppose the change.Submit your comments to the analyst by the due date specified. Your comments must be receivedby the due date to be considered for the final policy bulletin.Thank you for participating in the consultation process.Director, Program Policy DivisionBureau of Medicaid Policy and Health System Innovation
August 23, 2013
October 1, 2013
Mail Comments to:
Matthew HambletonBureau of Medicaid Policy and Health System InnovationMedical Services AdministrationPO Box 30479Lansing, MI 48909
Addition of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Chapter to the Medicaid ProviderManual
EPSDT policy currently exists as a section within the Practitioner chapter and will attain its ownchapter with several updates. The layout of the EPSDT chapter will follow the order of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Bright Futures "Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care" schedule guidelines. Thedevelopment of the EPSDT chapter offers providers a consolidated location for subject matter and enables the providerto locate information more efficiently.
This bulletin serves as notification regarding the implementation of a new Early and Periodic Screening,Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Chapter to the Medicaid Provider Manual. Federal regulations require state Medicaidprograms to offer EPSDT to eligible Medicaid beneficiaries under 21 years of age. The intent of EPSDT is to find andtreat health concerns early so they do not become more serious and costly. EPSDT visits and follow-up services arecovered by Medicaid.
Public Comment Cover (07/11)