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Developmental Screenings

Health Partners (Medicaid) Members

The Department of Human Services (DHS) requires all Medicaid providers to screen for developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). These requirements have also been integrated into Pennsylvania's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program.

Our providers must document all surveillance, screening and referral activities, and include a copy of the validated developmental or autism screening tool used to conduct the screening. Providers may use any validated screening tool.

KidzPartners (CHIP) Members

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, standardized developmental screenings should be conducted at the 9-, 18-, and 30-month well-child visits. In addition, physicians should administer a screening for autism spectrum disorder during the 18- and 24-month health supervision visits.