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Blood Lead Screening Tests for Medicaid-Enrolled Children

Under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit, Medicaid-enrolled children are required to receive blood lead screenings, followup services, and treatment for conditions identified through screenings. This work expands on previous OIG work in EPSDT screenings and will incorporate State health department data to supplement screening rates for Medicaid-enrolled children who may receive lead screenings in other settings. Additionally, this work will identify barriers to and opportunities for improving required lead screenings and boosting education and outreach for practitioners, parents, and caregivers.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
Revised Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Blood Lead Screening Tests for Medicaid-Enrolled Children Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-07-18-00371 2022