The Early and Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatments (EPSDT) benefit ensures that children who are enrolled in Medicaid receive the care they need when they need it. EPSDT services follow age-specific schedules recommended by the American Association of Pediatrics and the Bright Futures Foundation Periodicy Schedule and are typically built into regular child wellness visits.

However, the Office of the Inspector General explored EPSDT utilization rates and found children who were eligible for EPSDT were not receiving the correct number of complete medical screenings required by EPSDT guidelines.