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Moving Medicaid Prevention Services Upstream: An Exploration of How to Embed Medicaid Dietician Services in Head Start Settings

March 1, 2018

This brief profiles how a state Medicaid agency and its partners can explore maximizing the authority that exists under federal Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) law to deliver an upstream preventive service in a nonclinical setting. Services for children provide an entry point for states desiring to move prevention upstream, given the robust scope of the federal Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit for children.

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