I want to alert you to public forums Medicaid is hosting beginning this week! Medicaid is seeking public input around updating the Medicaid MCO quality measures. Developmental screening is one of the proposed quality measures! This is so important because without robust developmental screening programs, children at risk for delay miss the opportunity for timely referral to early intervention therapies.
The Child Core Developmental Screening Measure, Percentage of Medicaid and/or CHIP Enrollees Screened for Risk of Developmental, Behavioral, and Social Delays Using a Standardized Screening Tool in the First 3 Years of Life, reported in 2016 estimated that less than 15% of Louisiana’s children insured by Medicaid received such screenings. Quality work around developmental screening is a win-win for Louisiana’s children! Please consider attending these public forums and advocating for the developmental screening measure.
For NOLA partners, the New Orleans Medicaid Quality Forum at Children’s Hospital State Street Conference Center is Wednesday February 20th from 6 – 8 pm.
Please make every effort to attend one of these events and advocate for the developmental screening quality measure. Share this alert with all partners, everyone’s opinion counts!
Kindest regards. Patti Barovechio
Quality Public Forums (PDF)
WHERE: Children's Hospital State Street Conference Center, 210 State Street, New Orleans, LA 70118