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

  • DC HealthCheck Transmittal #15-39: EPSDT Well-Child Visits: Billing Requirements, CPT and ICD-10 Coding Updates

  • Oral Health Literacy Focus Group Recruitment- DC Pediatric Oral Health Coalition. The focus groups emphasize understanding the barriers of oral health literacy from professional and caregiver perspectives within Ward 7 and Ward 8. Please note there are TWO DIFFERENT focus group sessions:

  • State Strategies for Defining Medical Necessity for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. This brief takes a fresh look at the current issues affecting the state EPSDT and CHIP officials who implement medical necessity policy, and looks ahead to new and emerging issues that may affect state EPSDT policy in years to come.

  • NEW LEAD INFORMATION: Read the DHCF/DOEE Joint Letter Regarding Lead Screening Requirements and the Mayoral Proclamation of Lead Poisoning Prevention week (10/26/15) and the first issue of DC's Lead and Health Housing Division Newsletter! This issue covers new CDC-funded initiative, data sharing agreements, DC Partnership for Healthy Homes, and more...

  • On the first Monday in October, celebrate National Child Health Day – which the President of the United States has proclaimed every year since 1928. See HRSA's webpage of resources and infographic on services provided by federal funding for children and families as provided through Title V of the Social Security Act.
  • Take a look at DC's "Progress Report" for 2015 on the Raise DC website. Raise DC is a cross-sector partnership focused on improving the lives of District youth through five high-level education and workforce goals. As the District of Columbia’s comprehensive cradle-to-career initiative, Raise DC joins public, private, philanthropic, and nonprofit leaders to promote collaboration through its Leadership Council and Change Networks to provide all youth with opportunities for success through education.

  • See the first edition of the DC Mental Health Access in Pediatrics (MAP) Newsletter! The primary audience for this newsletter is pediatric primary care providers, but it includes information suitable for families and healthcare partners. Also, check out their new website!

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Enhancing Oral Health Access Through Safety Net Partnerships: A Primer and Resource Guide for Medicaid Agencies

  • 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.

  • mental health resource guideThe 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

  • Older News...

* 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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