Resources for related government agencies. It takes cooperation and resources from multiple government agencies to ensure the health and well-being of the District's children. This page (1) aggregates information that other agencies may need to assist in providing services to DC kids and (2) provides a one-stop shop for information on various government websites that is useful to health care professionals who see children covered under Medicaid.
If you are a fellow government agency, the DC Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF), invites you to access the HealthCheck/EPSDT resources that we've compiled in the navigation to the left.
You may also be interested in learning about HealthCheck in DC, the EPSDT benefit and required services, special health issues such as mental health, Autism, Early Intervention, oral health, transition, and documentation. You can read about these items in depth in our online HealthCheck Training.
Table of Contents
- Links to DC Agencies and Policies
- DC Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) News
- News from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
- News from Federal Agencies and Professional Associations
If you are a HealthCheck provider, DHCF invites you to access a range of District agencies that play important roles in offering services to the children you see:
Policies and Publications:
- Check out the "Latest News" section of DHCF's website, which includes press releases, testimonies, and job announcements.
- Update on CMS Oral Health Initiative and Other Oral Health Related Items. 07/10/14. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an Informational Bulletin related to the CMS Oral Health Initiative and other oral health related items.
- Clarification of Medicaid Coverage of Services to Children with Autism. 07/07/14. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an informational bulletin with respect to services available under the Medicaid program to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
- Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! is a coordinated federal effort to encourage healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for children, and support for the families and providers who care for them. The website includes information for early care and education providers, early intervention service and early childhood special education providers, families, and primary care providers.
- Prevention of Dental Caries in Children From Birth Through Age 5 Years: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Virginia A. Moyer Pediatrics; originally published online May 5, 2014. Update of the 2004 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on prevention of dental caries in preschool-aged children. The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on prevention of dental caries by primary care clinicians in children 5 years and younger, focusing on screening for caries, assessment of risk for future caries, and the effectiveness of various interventions that have possible benefits in preventing caries.