​​​​​​Developmental Screenings

A Developmental screening is the use of a standardized set of questions to see if a child's motor, language, cognitive, social, and emotional development are on track for their age. National guidelines recommend developmental screening for all children at 9 months, 18 months, and 30 months of age, and as medically necessary when risk is identified on developmental surveillance. All children enrolled in Medicaid are entitled to receive developmental screening as it is a required service for children under the Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. Effective January 1, 2020, providers will be eligible for reimbursement for screenings. Policy details will be available in October 2019.



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