Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) is the Federal Medicaid benefit that says Medicaid must provide all necessary health care services to Medicaid eligible children under twenty-one (21) years of age. Even if the service is not covered under the NC Medicaid State Plan, it can be covered for recipients under 21 years of age if the service is listed at 1905 (a) of the Social Security Act and if all EPSDT criteria are met.

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