EPSDT is a Medicaid program for children under the age of 21. Under EPSDT, a wide range of comprehensive and preventive health care services are available to children. Many parents are not aware of the services available under EPSDT, so it is a underutilized program. Services that states must provide under EPSDT include: Screening, immunizations, lab tests for lead toxicity, health education, vision, hearing, and dental services, and other necessary health care, diagnosis, services, and treatment to "correct or ameliorate defects, and physical and mental illnesses and conditions discovered by the screening services."
Requesting Medicaid Coverage for Autism Services under EPSDT, article by DRC attorney Rebecca Whitley in the winter 2015 issue of the RAP Sheet
Medicaid's special coverage for children and young adults, article by DRC attorney Karen Rosenberg in the spring/summer 2014 issue of the RAP Sheet
EPSDT - A Guide for State Coverage in the Medicaid Benefit for Children and Adolescents (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services June 2014).