Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released “EPSDT – A Guide for States: Coverage in the Medicaid Benefit for Children and Adolescents” which includes Section on Substance Abuse Services.”
This report provides an overview of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment services (EPSDT) and provides information on screenings, diagnostic services, the scope of treatment services, limitations on covered services, other available federal services, and access to services. The report also describes that EPSDT covers mental health and substance abuse treatment services regardless of whether the services are provided under the State’s plan. EPSDT covers a variety of substance abuse services, and numerous examples are provided.
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