Medicaid Preventive Services

Medicaid Preventive Services

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Medicaid, a federal-state program that finances health care for certain low-income populations, can play a critical role in the provision of preventive services, which help prevent, diagnose, and manage health conditions. This report assessed: (1) the extent to which Medicaid children and adults have certain health conditions and receive certain preventive services; (2) for Medicaid children, state monitoring and promotion of the provision of preventive services; (3) for Medicaid adults, state coverage of preventive services; and (4) federal oversight by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Serv. The report analyzed data from nationally representative surveys, and also surveyed state Medicaid directors and interviewed federal officials. Illus.State Medicaid Programs Must Cover Comprehensive Health Check Ups for Children Under federal law, state Medicaid ... immunizations and laboratory tests, and health education.25 EPSDT well-child check ups may be a vehicle to provide anbsp;...

Title:Medicaid Preventive Services
Author:Alicia Puente Cackley
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2010-01


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