Ohio

The Ohio ABCD Screening Academy Project tested the adoption of structured developmental and social-emotional screening in several pilot practice sites to improve the quality of child development services.  The ABCD team integrated and supported existing initiatives and resources by promoting linkages between primary care and the Help Me Grow (Part C/Early Intervention) and Title V programs. Ohio also supported the state AAP Chapter’s statewide spread efforts.  Specifically, the ABCD Screening Academy activities in Ohio included:

 

  • Increasing their fee-for-service 96110 and 96111 reimbursement rates July 1 to $10.32 and $51.01 from $8.49 and $42.51, respectively.
  • Supporting adoption of structured screening in primary care by completing a Developmental Screening Tools and Schedule recommendation and a Physician Referral Tool Kit. 
  • Sustaining and spreading improvement activities by developing a strategic plan with the Ohio AAP Chapter to conduct physician education and training on general developmental and autism screening using the evidence-based screening tools Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) and The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) via a series of workshops targeting up to 100 practices; including both pediatricians and family medicine, supported by a grant with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
     
Title Description Date Published Activity
Preliminary Ohio Measurement Plan (Ohio ABCD Project) Ohio developed a control chart using Medicaid claims data that assesses the number of screening claims (96110 and 96111) for children at one and two years of age. The state plans on tracking data quarterly and annotating the chart to assess how changes have impacted screening and its documentation. Ohio is also discussing chart review to measure and analyze data at the individual practice level and compare this with claims data, as a way to confirm the validity of these methods. December 2008 Gauging Success: Measurement and Evaluation
Ohio’s Preliminary Statewide Spread Plan for the ABCD Screening Academy (Ohio ABCD Screening Academy Project) Ohio’s ABCD Screening Academy Preliminary Spread Plan. These preliminary designs for implementation and spread of structured developmental assessment of young children in Ohio are under review. June 2008 Spreading Results
Ohio’s Preliminary Measurement Plan for ABCD Screening Academy (Ohio ABCD Screening Academy Project) Ohio’s ABCD Screening Academy Preliminary Measurement Plan. These screening recommendations are under review due to the release of the 2008 AAP Periodicity Schedule. June 2008 Spreading Results
Summary of Interviews with Ohio ABCD Screening Academy Pilot Practices (Ohio ABCD Project) Summary of interviews with pilot practices regarding use of standardized developmental screening practices. December 2007 Gauging Success: Measurement and Evaluation
Preliminary Ohio Measurement Plan (Ohio ABCD Project) Ohio developed a control chart using Medicaid claims data that assesses the number of screening claims (96110 and 96111) for children at one and two years of age. They are also considering chart review to measure and analyze data at the individual practice level and compare this with claims data, and exploring how to track referrals using Help-Me-Grow data. December 2007 Gauging Success: Measurement and Evaluation
Preliminary Design for Implementation and Spread of Structured Developmental Assessment of Young Children in Ohio (Ohio ABCD Project) Description of preliminary design for implementation and spread of structured developmental assessment of young children in Ohio. December 2007 Spreading Results