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This website provides access to resources and 2 critical trainings for providers in DC who see children covered under Medicaid:
1. HealthCheck Training: Please note that the HealthCheck training will fulfill your obligations for all Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) with which you are paneled (AmeriHealthDC; Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN); MedStar Family Choice; Trusted Health Plan; Fee-For-Service Medicaid Providers).
For the HealthCheck training, you will receive 5 CME’s upon completion of the curriculum.* CME credits will be paid for by the MCOs when you are due for HealthCheck training. (Providers must be trained once every 2 years).
2. Fluoride Varnish Training: This training will fulfill your obligations to provide and bill for fluoride varnish application in the District.
What's New with HealthCheck
- Extended Provider Summer Hours: No Shots/No School. See resources from DHCF for information on the No Shots/No School program.
- National Council for Behavioral Health: Upcoming Webinars:
#1 I’m a parent of a young child with behavior problems, including ADHD: why do I need training in behavior therapy? 06/17/16 1PM ET Register
Get the 4-1-1: Everything Primary Care Providers know about parent training in behavior therapy while working with families with young children with ADHD. 06/23/16 1:00-2:30 PM ET Register
- Tuesday, May 24, 2016: In recognition of Mental Health Awareness month and National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, the purpose of this transmittal is to inform EPSDT providers about the importance of mental health screening in the primary care setting, and other resources available in the District.
- This transmittal provides new policy and procedural guidance to DC Medicaid hospital providers on the submission and enrollment process for newborn babies born to Medicaid fee-for-service mothers.
- NEW!: The DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care has developed the Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit and Primer for Pediatric Primary Care Providers. Users will also want to download Using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) Translated into Languages Other than English.
The Collaborative has also created the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Resource Guide for use by pediatric primary care providers in the Washington, DC area. This guide aims to provide a comprehensive listing of community behavioral health resources for children and adolescents in the District of Columbia.
- The DC Pediatric Oral Health Coalition has developed an Oral Health Literacy Training Program for professionals (health educators, community health workers, day care providers) to inform families about the importance of preventive oral care which will improve positive health outcomes. Read more
- Read a letter from DCPS to all families concerning the testing of water in all public schools in the District. The letter informs families about the latest testing results and advises families to contact their pediatrician if they are concerned about their child’s health. DCPS has also set up an email for famiies who may have questions--SchoolLeadQuestions@dc.gov. Also, read a list of Questions and Answers from DC Public Schools.
- The Maternal Mental Health Program at Mary’s Center for Maternal & Child Care has received a grant to provide training and education in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders to professionals throughout DC. Read More: Program Introduction | Training Objectives and Sample Training Programs.
- New Oral Health Toolkit available. Read the latest about fluoride varnish training, oral health practice tools, connecting families to a Medicaid dentist, and additional oral health resources.
- Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) releases Healthy Youth Resource Guide to all District schools and city-wide organizations that serve youth. Working in conjunction with DC Public Schools and the Public Charter School Board, OSSE created an adolescent health services and support directory for use as guidance for both school staff and organizations that serve youth. OSSE has also developed an online referral tracking system to assist school staff and District organizations in tracking and linking youth to adolescent health services and support.
- DentaQuest Institute emphasizes a hands-on approach by working directly with oral health care professionals to support them in improving the care they provide to their patients. The website offers prevention and disease management resources, quality improvement initiatives, and safety net solutions.
DHCF Transmittal #16-07: National Children's Dental Health Month, Dental Procedures, and Billing Requirements. Current statistics and guidelines, the Children's Oral Health Initiative, the oral health assessment during well-child visits, reimbursable dental procedures in primary care settings and in dental offices, and provider resources.
Investing in High Quality Pre-K Programs. This issue brief by the DC Early Learning Collaborative explains the importance of pre-K programs and issues a call to action to invest further in these DC partnerships.
AAFP Supports Integration of Oral Health Into Primary Care Report Outlines Framework for Promoting Oral Health. The AAFP has thrown its support behind a new model for delivering preventive oral health care as a component of routine medical care and enhancing partnerships between primary care and dentistry.
DC HealthCheck Transmittal #15-39: EPSDT Well-Child Visits: Billing Requirements, CPT and ICD-10 Coding Updates.
- State Strategies for Defining Medical Necessity for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. This brief takes a fresh look at the current issues affecting the state EPSDT and CHIP officials who implement medical necessity policy, and looks ahead to new and emerging issues that may affect state EPSDT policy in years to come.
- NEW LEAD INFORMATION: Read the DHCF/DOEE Joint Letter Regarding Lead Screening Requirements and the Mayoral Proclamation of Lead Poisoning Prevention week (10/26/15) and the first issue of DC's Lead and Health Housing Division Newsletter! This issue covers new CDC-funded initiative, data sharing agreements, DC Partnership for Healthy Homes, and more...
- The DC-MD-VA (DMV) Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Resource Guide. The DMV PMH Resource Guide is a result of an ongoing collaboration between the DMV PMH Resource Guide Team and the community-based network of Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Professionals and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) Survivors throughout DC, MD, and VA. The goal of the guide is to develop, disseminate, and maintain a comprehensive, up-to-date, regional directory of specialized mental health providers, support groups, advocacy organizations, and other relevant clinical resources pertaining to perinatal mental health. This directory will assist healthcare providers, patients, and their families with obtaining specialized mental health evaluation and treatment during pregnancy and postpartum.
- See the new DC Medicaid HealthCheck Periodicity Schedules! (Health and Dental) and HealthCheck Brochure for Families (English and Spanish) | Read the official Tranmittal describing the update
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* MedStar Georgetown Medical Center designates this curriculum for a maximum of 5 hours in category 1 credits towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.