Crossing the Medicaid-private insurance divide: the case of EPSDT
Response or Comment
Volume 26, Issue 2
Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Child Health Services--economics; Child Welfare--economics; Health Care Reform; Medicaid--legislation & jurisprudence; State Health Plans; Children's Health; EPDST
Contained in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 is a provision that could greatly affect Medicaid’s signature child health coverage standard, embodied since 1967 in the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. Whether the core child health and developmental principles that have been EPSDT’s touchstone for four decades will continue to guide Medicaid depends on whether and how these principles will be incorporated into states’ coverage reforms.
Rosenbaum, S., Wise, P.H. (2007). Crossing the Medicaid-private insurance divide: the case of EPSDT. Health Affairs, 26(2), 382-393.