EARLY AND PERIODIC SCREENING, DIAGNOSIS and TREATMENT SERVICES (EPSDT)
Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Services (EPSDT) is a comprehensive and preventive child health program for individuals under the age of 21. EPSDT includes periodic screening, vision, dental and hearing services. In addition, under the Social Security Act Section 1905(r)(5), states are required to provide any medically necessary health care services listed at section 1905 (a) of the Social Security Act to correct and ameliorate physical and mental conditions even if the service is not included under the state’s Medicaid plan.
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