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Expanded Mississippi Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Expanded Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) services for eligible beneficiaries that are found during an EPSDT exam and are deemed medically necessary by a Medical Review Team within the Utilization Management and Quality Improvement Organization (UM/QIO). The EPSDT program was expanded in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 to allow for additional services to be offered such as:

  • adolescent counseling services
  • additional treatments and services that may be needed (such as additional office visits, prescriptions and therapy services)
  • inpatient hospital
  • outpatient hospital services
  • physician services
  • dental services
  • home health services
  • durable medical equipment/prosthetics
  • private duty nursing
  • therapy services (physical, occupational, speech, hearing and language)
  • prescription drugs
  • podiatry services
  • optometry services
  • eyeglasses/Contacts
  • hearing services
  • mental health services