The Connecticut ABCD Screening Academy Project improved the quality of preventive pediatric care by enhancing expectations of providers participating in their EPSDT program. Connecticut developed policies to help pediatric practices implement AAP-recommended screenings and to connect children identified through screening to needed resources. Connecticut also developed a plan for a statewide system of structured screening and to ensure that policies are implemented across all practice settings.
Specifically, the ABCD Screening Academy in Connecticut improved developmental screening by:
- Revising policies to allow for the 96110 to be billed on the same day as a well child visit or an evaluation and management (E & M) visit, revising reimbursement rates, and implementing a Pay for Performance (P4P) program.
- Sustaining structured developmental screening by partnering with the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI) and the Help Me Grow Initiative to revise the Educating Practice in their Communities (EPIC) model to reflect the changes in Medicaid policy and working directly with physician’s offices to spread the word about these changes.
|United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1 Community Resource Inventory||(United Way of CT: 2010) This is the United Way of Connecticut’s 2-1-1 resource inventory. It provides a number of resources broken down by Service Categories||October 2010||Addressing Needs|
|United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1 e-Library
||(United Way of CT: 2010) The e-Library offers substantive information on a number of topics and then links to resources related to those topics.||October 2010||Addressing Needs|
|Feedback from EPIC Presentations: Connecticut, 2006-2010||(Laura Chandhok: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut) This document is an evaluation of EPIC (Educating Practices in their Communities) training initiative presentations in Connecticut.||October 2010||Gauging Success|
|Enhancing Developmental Outcomes for Children: Help Me Grow Connecticut||
(Joanna Bogin) PowerPoint presentation describing the structure and development of Connecticut’s Help Me Grow program, a coordinated, statewide referral system that links young children and their families to existing services and support.
|December 2008||Addressing Needs|
|Epic Evaluation Data.pdf||117.6 KB|