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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:
- 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).
* MedStar Georgetown Medical Center designates this curriculum for a maximum of 5 hours in category 1 credits towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.
2. Fluoride Varnish Training: This training will fulfill your obligations to provide and bill for fluoride varnish application in the District. This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 1.00 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
What's New with HealthCheck
- BREAKING NEWS! DC has released the Fluoride Varnish Transmittal for providers serving children under the age of 3 years in the DC Medicaid program! This transmittal includes information on fluroide varnish, a procedure now reimbursable for young children in DC!
- NEW! Training on Fluoride Varnish and Outreach Toolkit for Providers
- New Report Describes How Health Information Laws can be Coordinated with Health System Delivery Improvements for Children and Adolescents under EPSDT: A new analysis by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) examines the relationship between health information laws and health system improvements for children and adolescents under Medicaid’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. EPSDT ensures comprehensive coverage of children’s health care needs, and its benefits are of particular importance for children and adolescents with physical and mental health conditions that can lead to lifelong disability when not addressed during the developmental years.
- National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) Communication Toolkit - Now Available The National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) in collaboration with the CDC, has developed a communication toolkit to highlight the importance of immunizations across the lifespan during the month of August. NPHIC is sharing this toolkit with the public health community and encourages everyone to use the social media messages, articles, and fact sheets within your communications to build heightened awareness among our public health communicators, healthcare providers and the public. Go to www.nphic.org/niam to download the kit and web banners today!
- 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
- New Resources on TEFRA/Katie Beckett: Online learning | Fact Sheet | Frequently Asked Questions
- See our new modules on Transition, Mental Health, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Substance Use and Abuse!
- Provider Education Project: Asthma Management in Primary Care Practice. Step-by step tutorial to apply the key concepts of the updated recommendations of the National Asthma Education Program (NAEPP), Expert Panel Report -3 (EPR-3) into your practice. This enduring material activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.50 Prescribed Credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Directly access the DC MMIS Provider Billing Manual (external link)
HealthCheck PowerPoint Training: for use in MCO training. This PowerPoint briefly covers the HealthCheck benefit and directs providers to the HealthCheck Provider Education System website for additional training.
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