DBMS now provides the
full service of individual and
group care management.
Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
EPSDT is a long-term care plan
for children. It specifies lab tests, health
assessments, immunizations, and other services
for children. The plan is age specific. Meaning
that services vary depending on the age of the
child. Most states have implemented EPSDT in
varying forms, and many states have their own
programs that extend the standard. These
programs include the following: Child Health and
Disability Prevention (CHDP), Children's Health
Environmental Coalition (CHEC), and CHM.
Each program has a varying
level of complexity. Some states even impose
penalties to plans that contradict with the
state and fail to provide sufficient services.
This specialized functionality is very similar
to Case Management. The childhood condition is
managed with a series of care plans. An EPSDT
coordinator has the role of case manager. From
there, the case manager must monitor patient
services and compliance levels. By using the
EPSDT function users can automate data
collection and reporting to ensure compliance
with the preventive health measures mandated by
the state and federal governments.