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Message ID: 7993
Date: 2009-01-12

Author:Sheri McMahon

Subject:EPSDT question

Can anyone tell me the answer to this? After some reading, I am getting the impression that children eligible for Medicaid who need psychiatric residential treatment facility care based on an EPSDT (early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment) evaluation are entitled to the services, but I am aware of situations in which there has been an adjudication the child is deprived based on their special needs (there is a voluntary placement program in the state, but funded only to about 50% of the demand for this) in order to obtain PRTF care. Is my impression correct that there is actually (i.e. is supposed to be) an entitlement for care if the EPSDT evaluation leads to a determination there is a medical need for the care? Sheri McMahon

Can anyone tell me the answer to this? After some reading, I am getting the impression that children eligible for Medicaid who need psychiatric residential treatment facility care based on an EPSDT (early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment) evaluation are entitled to the services, but I am aware of situations in which there has been an adjudication the child is deprived based on their special needs (there is a voluntary placement program in the state, but funded only to about 50% of the demand for this) in order to obtain PRTF care. Is my impression correct that there is actually (i.e. is supposed to be) an entitlement for care if the EPSDT evaluation leads to a determination there is a medical need for the care? Sheri McMahon