Field Ops Memo 2008-31: MassHealth: The Children


The Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) is the result of the decision in the Rosie D. et. al. v. Patrick lawsuit.  It is a joint collaboration between the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and MassHealth to implement the decision and to take additional steps to promote the behavioral health of MassHealth-enrolled children under the age of 21.  As part of the CBHI, MassHealth is improving its education and outreach to MassHealth members, providers, members of the public, and private and state agency staff who come into contact with MassHealth-enrolled children under the age of 21 about Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) services as well as other preventive care services provided through MassHealth.  This memo contains details about behavioral health screening services.

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