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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Iowa 1st Five Initiative

Healthy Mental Development

The 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative is a public-private partnership bridging primary care and public health services in Iowa. The 1st Five model supports health providers in the earlier detection of social-emotional and developmental delays and family risk-related factors in children birth to 5 and coordinates referrals, interventions and follow-up.

Visit the 1st Five website to find links to resources for professionals and parents, program materials and videos, and links to related information.

EPSDT Newsletter

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, and the Center for Disabilities and Development at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Subscribe to the EPSDT "Care for Kids" newsletter

Iowa EPSDT will continue to print and mail the newsletter, and a new electronic version will be available by email soon. Use the sign-up form at the bottom of this page to subscribe.

Click on the image below to visit our Care for Kids newsletter page:

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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

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Bright Futures is a national health promotion and prevention initiative for infants, children, adolescents and their families, led by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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

The Academy of Pediatrics recommends that transitioning to adult health care begin at 12 years of age. Find more about the transition from adolescent to adult health care from the AAP's Transition Resources.

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

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