National Medicaid/ EPSDT Resources

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Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Fact Sheet answers commonly asked questions about EPSDT , including information on why it was implemented as well as information about the program's success in screening and treating eligible children. The fact sheet provides a discussion of how EPSDT addresses medical screens; vision, hearing, and dental services; interperiodic screens; scope of benefit; and medical necessity. Additional topics include how the Deficit Reduction Act affects EPSDT , how children and families find out about EPSDT , and how to measure EPSDT performance and hold programs accountable. A list of related NHeLP publications and the EPSDT Scope of Benefits are included.