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The Iowa EPSDT Child Health & Development Record (CHDR) forms that guide and document children's well visits from birth up to age 21 have been completely revised. are still free to use, and now they're fillable!
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, Iowa Medicaid was required to keep continuous healthcare coverage for all members and expand Medicaid benefits to support the Medicaid population during the emergency. All Medicaid members are required to reapply during the unwind period to continue their Medicaid coverage.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, giving providers the opportunity to focus on the mental health of patients and families, and raise awareness of childhood mental illness, childhood depression, and childhood mood disorders.
The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM) estimates of the overall prevalence of ASD among children aged 8 years for 2020 was 27.6 per 1,000 (one in 36) children aged 8 years and was 3.8 times as prevalent among boys as among girls (43.0 versus 11.4).
A recent Pediatrics article examines how geographic barriers limit access to clinical care in the United States for transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) youth. Researchers aggregated data for mental health providers for TGD youth by state. Related articles:
- Study: Care for transgender youths sparse, especially in South, Midwest
- Words Matter: AAP Guidance on Inclusive, Anti-biased Language
As of March 12, 2023, more than 104.6 million COVID-19 cases and more than 1.1 million deaths have been reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Among children, almost 15.5 million cases have been reported as of March 9, according to AAP data.
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