7/30 EPSDT part 2
Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) – Part 2
Brandon Griffith – CEO, Community Alternatives Kentucky
Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) is a federally mandated Medicaid program for children. In Kentucky, it is divided into two components: EPSDT Screenings and EPSDT Special Services. Any Medicaid eligible child is eligible for EPSDT screenings. Additionally, any Medicaid eligible child may receive EPSDT Special Services as long as the services are medically necessary and not covered in another Medicaid program area. Children who are KCHIP III are not eligible for EPSDT Special Services or non- emergency transportation. EPSDT Special Services may only be provided to individuals under age 21. Brandon Griffith is the Executive Director of CAKY Lexington and will share insights and lead a discussion on the steps necessary to access services through the EPSDT waiver.