June 01, 2022

Mississippi Medicaid: How to become an EPSDT certified provider

Mississippi Division of Medicaid is now requiring coordinated care organizations (CCOs) to report Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) compliance rates only for those providers who are currently EPSDT certified.

This requirement reinforces the importance for care providers to maintain compliance with their EPSDT certifications.

Becoming EPSDT certified
Remember, providers who are EPSDT certified obtain a higher fee schedule for services rendered. EPSDT certification is strongly encouraged by the state.

If you haven’t already, there are 2 simple steps to becoming an EPSDT certified provider, once enrolled as a Medicaid provider:

  1. Complete and sign an EPSDT specific provider agreement
  2. Pass an onsite clinic inspection performed by the Division of Medicaid

To learn more about becoming EPSDT certified and the new reporting requirements, visit the EPSDT enrollment checklist.