AB-1004: Developmental screening services

Session: 2019-2020
Author: McCarty
Status: Signed into Law (Chaptered)
AAP-CA Position: Support
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Would require, consistent with federal law, that screening services provided as an EPSDT benefit include developmental screening services for individuals zero to 3 years of age, inclusive.
Would require the Department  of Health Care  Services  ensure a Medi-Cal managed care plan’s ability and readiness to perform these developmental screening services, and would require the department to adjust a Medi-Cal managed care plan’s capitation rate, as specified. Until July 1, 2023, the bill would require an external quality review organization entity to annually review, survey, and report on managed care plan reporting and compliance with specified developmental screening tools and schedules.
Download AAP Positional Letter: AB 1004 Dev Screens Health Comm (kc)