We are committed to promoting member receipt of age-appropriate preventive health services. A list of members who, based on our claims data, may not have received Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) services according to schedule is sent to the member’s primary care physician (PCP) each month. Additionally, we mail information to these members encouraging them to contact their PCP’s office to set up appointments for needed services.
Please note that:
The specific service(s) needed for each member is reported on the list. The list is based only on services received during the time the member has been enrolled with us. The list is generated based on our claims data received prior to the date printed on the list. In some instances, the appropriate services may have been provided after the report run date. To assure accuracy in tracking appointments for preventive services, please submit a completed claim form.
Please remember, services must be rendered on or after the due date in accordance with federal and state EPSDT guidelines. In an effort to increase the flexibility of the complicated childhood immunization schedule, however, ACIP now recommends that vaccine doses administered up to four days before the minimum interval or age can be counted as valid. This does not change the recommendation for routine vaccination, but rather makes an allowance that should be considered when evaluating records after a child has been vaccinated.
Review your Provider Handbook for more information on the EPSDT program, or contact your Provider Relations representative.