Three Out Of Four Children On Medicaid Missed Required Medical, Vision, And Hearing Screenings.

Modern Healthcare (5/21, Zigmond) reported that “three out of four children on Medicaid in nine states did not receive all required medical, vision, and hearing screenings, according to a new report (pdf) from the HHS’ inspector general’s office.” The report, which “examined the extent to which children in…Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia received required Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) screenings, a child health benefit for children under the age of 21,” revealed “that 2.7 million children, about 76%, missed one or more of the required EPSDT medical, vision, or hearing screenings, and 41% of children did not receive any required medical screenings.”

Courtesy of the doctors at Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care; Optometrists, Ophthalmologists and Opticians serving Rockville, Potomac and Gaithersburg Maryland suburbs of Washington DC.  For more information visit

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