The District of Columbia’s ABCD Screening Academy Project improves the quality and efficiency of health care services for children and families by improving state policy and supporting providers in the adoption of structured screening as part of well child care. Currently, ABCD staff are partnering with stakeholders to improve linkages between primary care and other child and family service providers by designing and implementing a web-based case management system. Specifically, the ABCD Screening Academy project in the District of Columbia activities included:
- Developing comprehensive reimbursement policies for 96110 and 96111 codes which are reimbursed in addition to the EPSDT visit.
- Creating a universal referral form which includes an Early Intervention Disclosure/Consent Form as well as a fax back option so that primary care providers are informed of the status of their referral.
- Hosting trainings and informational workshops for primary care providers and Part C regarding Medicaid policies.
- Sustaining the improvements to preventive primary care services by the designing of a Special Education Data System, a comprehensive web-based application that will enable information sharing and effective state reporting.
- Spreading improvements through a pilot case management program designed to test service delivery models and promote linkages.