About the HealthCheck Provider Education System
The HealthCheck Provider Education System is based primarily on information from the following sources:
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Project staff for the HealthCheck Provider Education System
District of Columbia
The Department of Health Care Finance spearheads the HealthCheck program and has led the initiative to provide training and resources to health professionals in HealthCheck/EPSDT requirements. This office made the Provider Education System possible through a contract with Georgetown University.
The District of Columbia's Partnership to Improve Children's Healthcare Quality (DC PICHQ) and the District of Columbia's Collaborative of Medical Directors provided crucial information for the HealthCheck manual, and served as a valuable resource in the development, review, and implementation of the HealthCheck Provider Education System. Their support and enthusiasm added depth and humanity to this project.
About HealthCheck (EPSDT) Screenings and Bright Futures
In the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' State Medicaid Manual (Section 5123.2), Bright Futures is cited as an example of recognized and accepted clinical practice guidelines for EPSDT screening.1 Based on the Bright Futures Guidelines and other resources, the Distance Education Project has developed an EPSDT curriculum tailored for providers of pediatric preventive health care services.
About Bright Futures at Georgetown University
To learn more about Bright Futures at Georgetown University, visit the About Bright Futures page.
About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. GU's position as a premier academic institution steeped in a tradition of scholarly inquiry and concern for the human condition is reflected in its belief that serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs promotes intellectual, ethical, and spiritual understanding.
1(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. State Medicaid Manual. Section 5123.2, Screening Service Content. -- Part D, Appropriate Laboratory Tests, Health Care Financing Administration, Transmittal No. 12, September 1998)