Increasing California children's Medicaid-financed mental health treatment by vigorously implementing Medicaid's Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program.

@article{Snowden2008IncreasingCC,
  title={Increasing California children's Medicaid-financed mental health treatment by vigorously implementing Medicaid's Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program.},
  author={Lonnie R. Snowden and Mary C. Masland and Neal T. Wallace and Kya Fawley-King and Alison Evans Cuellar},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={
          558-64
        }
}
BACKGROUND Children living in poverty-especially children living in rural areas and in areas lacking a commitment to providing mental health care-have considerable unmet need for mental health treatment. Expansion of Medicaid's Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program might help to address this problem. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether a legally compelled expansion of mental health screening, treatment, and financing under EPSDT would translate into higher Medicaid… CONTINUE READING
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