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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
"Get a Jump on Good Health" postcard and bookmark to distribute to families letting them know about the importance of annual physical exams, dental visits, and updated vaccinations.
Trusted Health Plan and United Medical Center will give District Kids a “boost” at a Back to School Health Fair. The event is being heldSaturday, August 8, 2015, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at United Medical Center, located at 1310 Southern Ave SE.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month: Read about activities this month from the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Promote the importance of immunizations with this Communication Toolkit from the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC). See more activities and information about National Immunization Awereness Month.
Important Notice to Providers: DHCF Wishes to Inform the Provider Community of the “No Shots, No School” Campaign: All students attending DC public, charter, private and parochial schools must have their immunizations updated before the next school year begins. All students attending school in the District of Columbia must present proof of appropriately spaced immunizations by the first day of school.
The 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.
Enhancing Oral Health Access Through Safety Net Partnerships: A Primer and Resource Guide for Medicaid Agencies
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.
August 5, 2015
August 25, 2015
Download registration form.
- 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.
- An 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.
- 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.