Resources

Billing & Coding

This website provides information about billing and coding for:

  • Comprehensive EPSDT preventive medicine exams
  • Developmental testing
  • Autism screening
  • Adolescent depression screening
  • Alcohol and drug use screening
  • Emotional/behavioral screening
  • Diagnosis

Please visit our Billing & Coding page to find more information.

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EPSDT Newsletter

Care for Kids

Iowa's EPSDT program publishes its "Care for Kids" newsletter three times a year, as a collaborative effort of the Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Prevention of Disabilities Policy Council, and the Center for Disabilities and Development at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Click on the image below to visit our newsletter page, where you will find additional information about the publication, and links to current and archived issues.

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Iowa Child Health and Development Record

Iowa Child Health and Development Record (CHDR) forms are used to guide and document a child's health maintenance visits during the period from birth up to age 18. The CHDR forms include developmental milestones and potential red flags for referral, and are based on the Iowa EPDST Care for Kids Periodicity Schedule.

Resources for Special Needs Populations in the Medical Home

Adoption.

Immigrant screening.

Genetic disorders.

General

Specific Genetic Conditions

Other Disorders

Resources for Early Brain Development

Early Brain and Child Development

The website, a part of the American Academy of Pediatrics, focuses on Early Brain and Child Development. It provides basic and advanced information on this topic.

PediaLink: The AAP Online Learning Center

Promoting Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD): Building Brains, Forging Futures” online course.

Center of the Developing Child

This website has brief videos, lectures on video and written briefs which cover the areas of pediatric brain development and the science of children’s social, emotional and behavioral development. Special attention is given to the interaction between the environment in which a child develops and the impact on the developing brain.

 

Practice Consultation and Training Resources

The UIHC Center for Disabilities and Development’s Iowa Healthy Child Development Initiative offers practice consultation and training for health care providers on such topics as:

  • The requirements of the EPSDT health maintenance/well-child screening examination.
  • Developmental screening and selection of screening tools.
  • Identification of social-emotional risk factors in the young child including autism.
  • Adverse childhood experiences and their impact on future health.
  • Parental risk factors that may affect a child’s development.
  • Adolescent depression and substance use screening.

In office consultation is available to assist in the implementation of the recommended EPSDT health maintenance guidelines to include the screening tools: MCHAT-R/F, ASQ, ASQ-SE. To request practice consultation and/or training contact Steve Wolfe, M.D.

The trainings and consultations are provided at no cost by Iowa Healthy Child Development.

Useful Websites

Bright Futures

The AAP’s program for prevention and health promotion for infants, children, adolescents and their families.

Medical Home Portal

The Medical Home Portal is a unique source of reliable information about children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), offering a “one-stop shop” for their:

  • Families
  • Physicians and Medical Home teams
  • Other Professionals and Caregivers

Resources for Transition Planning

www.gottransition.org

The Got Transition website is an excellent resource for professionals, teens and families. It covers all aspects of transition planning.

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