HealthCheck Provider Education System

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This website provides access to resources and 2 critical trainings for providers in DC who see children covered under Medicaid:

1. HealthCheck Training: Please note that the HealthCheck training will fulfill your obligations for all Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) with which you are paneled (AmeriHealthDC; Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN); MedStar Family Choice; Trusted Health Plan; Fee-For-Service Medicaid Providers).

For the HealthCheck training, you will receive 5 CME’s upon completion of the curriculum.* CME credits will be paid for by the MCOs when you are due for HealthCheck training. (Providers must be trained once every 2 years).

2. Fluoride Varnish Training: This training will fulfill your obligations to provide and bill for fluoride varnish application in the District.

What's New with HealthCheck

  • Living Well logoThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a set of engaging materials for State Medicaid Agencies and other partners to help Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries understand and access preventive services available to them.

    Living Well is a set of outreach and education materials that connects preventive care in the clinical setting with everyday life. The Living Well toolkit features a number of customizable posters, fact sheets, social media posts, and strategies for getting the word out about Medicaid coverage of preventive services.

  • New for Summer 2015: See extended provider office hours and a schedule of summer back-to-school activities.

  • EPSDT: Well-Child Visit Billing 101 Training

    DHCF has changed well-child visit billing for DC Medicaid providers serving children. All billing staff of pediatric (new and existing) providers enrolled in the DC Medicaid program must attend this training. The training will focus on the new well-child visit billing requirements, claims submission, and how to access necessary resources to help with the new billing process.

    All online sessions will be held from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

    Training Dates
    August 5, 2015
    August 25, 2015

    Download registration form.

  • Registration is now open for the 10th Annual DC Immunization Conference

    Sponsored by the DC Department of Health, Immunization Program and the Immunization Coalition of Washington, DC, this free, one-day conference will bring the most current information on immunization to DC’s health care providers and immunization partners.  Featured speakers will include Dr. Paul Offit from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local experts and more.

    We hope you will join us on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University, located at 800 Florida Avenue, NE in Washington, DC.

    To register, go to the The registration deadline is July 17th.

    Contact with questions.

  • Camp Breathe Happy is intended for DC residents (ages 8-12) living with asthma. The camp runs from August 9-13, 2015. Download and spread the word.
  • mental health resource guideAn important message from the Vaccine for Children (VFC) Program, Jacob Mbafor, VFC Program Coordinator, District of Columbia Department of Health:

    The VFC strongly encourages VFC Providers to use the opportunity during this week’s Spring Break to recall/remind and immunize children who may not be up to date with all vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  Influenza (flu) vaccine and all ACIP-recommended vaccines are available for all VFC eligible children.  Please submit an order form, if more vaccines are needed in your practice.

    Please remember to increase the coverage rates for HPV, MCV4, Tdap, and other vaccines recommended for adolescents and pay attention to those who may need additional doses as well as those who may be aging out of the VFC Program.  VFC vaccines are available for all eligible children 0-18 years of age (1 day before the 19thbirthday). Thank you for your cooperation.

  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an informational bulletin regarding the 2015 updates to the federal poverty guidelines. By law these updates are applied to eligibility criterion for programs such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The 2015 Dual Eligible standards have also been updated based on the percentage of Federal Poverty Level.
  • Quality Improvement MOC Learning Collaborative to Improve Mental Health Screening in Pediatric Practice.
  • The DC-MD-VA (DMV) Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Resource Guide. The DMV PMH Resource Guide is a result of an ongoing collaboration between the DMV PMH Resource Guide Team and the community-based network of Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Professionals and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) Survivors throughout DC, MD, and VA. The goal of the guide is to develop, disseminate, and maintain a comprehensive, up-to-date, regional directory of specialized mental health providers, support groups, advocacy organizations, and other relevant clinical resources pertaining to perinatal mental health. This directory will assist healthcare providers, patients, and their families with obtaining specialized mental health evaluation and treatment during pregnancy and postpartum. 
  • Improve Mental Health Screening in Pediatric Practice: Quality Improvement MOC Learning Collaborative. You can now earn MOC and CME credit by improving how your practice screens for and addresses children’s mental health concerns. Read more about assistance in building mental health screening into your busy practice.
  • Medicaid Update: Transmittal 14-29 New Billing Requirements for Pediatric Primary Care Providers. This transmittal outlines the new billing requirements for pediatric primary care providers to bill for EPSDT well-child visits. The EPSDT Billing Manual and DC HealthCheck Periodicity Schedule have been updated to include these changes.
  • See the new DC Medicaid HealthCheck Periodicity Schedules! (Health and Dental) and HealthCheck Brochure for Families (English and Spanish) | Read the official Tranmittal describing the update
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* MedStar Georgetown Medical Center designates this curriculum for a maximum of 5 hours in category 1 credits towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.

A project funded by the DC Department of Health Care Finance in collaboration with Bright Futures at Georgetown University to promote the standard of pediatric preventive health care that all children deserve...
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