About the HealthCheck Provider Education System

The HealthCheck Provider Education System is based primarily on information from the following sources:

  • The HealthCheck Periodicity Schedule developed by the Department of Health Care Finance. The manual was developed in collaboration with many organizations and agencies. The content of this manual is based on the information available at time of publication and will be reviewed and updated periodically.
  • Bright Futures content and philosophy.
  • Medicaid and EPSDT information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This resource contains information on the EPSDT benefit including periodicity schedule, components of an EPSDT visit, state reporting requirements, and national CMS Form-416 data.

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Project staff for the HealthCheck Provider Education System

John Richards, MA, Principal Investigator
Keisha Watson, PhD., Training Director
Tim King, Web Developer

To contact the HealthCheck Provider Education System staff, e-mail John Richards

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.



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)