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How EPSDT is supposed to help your child

How EPSDT is supposed to help your child

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This pamphlet was published under the auspices of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It's designed to tell parents how to use the rights their children have under EPSDT in order to secure the services their children need. It even includes instructions on getting EPSDT written into your child's IEP.
This pamphlet was published under the auspices of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It's designed to tell parents how to use the rights their children have under EPSDT in order to secure the services their children need. It even includes instructions on getting EPSDT written into your child's IEP.

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Your state might also have a program to assist people with Medicaid complaints –
this is sometimes called an ombudsman. Your state Protection and Advocacy (P&A)
organization is a good source of information on what additional grievance resources
are available to you. You can locate your P&A at www.nls.com/paatstat.htm.

EPSDT Example

Samuel is a 9-year old boy with severe cerebral palsy. Due to his
disability, he receives SSI and therefore is eligible for Medicaid. Samuel
receives several services through EPSDT in a variety of settings. His
motorized wheelchair, eyeglasses, and communication board are all
covered by EPSDT. In addition, Samuel has a bus assistant to aid him in
getting to and from school each day. Samuel’s school is a participating
Medicaid provider, and so many of the services on his IEP are covered by
EPSDT. These include two hours per week of speech and language
therapy, three hours per week of physical therapy, and an aide that he
shares with one other child to assist in normal daily activities. Samuel
also receives 8 hours of personal care per week in his home that is
provided by direct care staff from a local service provider.

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EPSDT: Supporting Children with Disabilities

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