The MassHealth-Approved Screening Tools

The following list of standardized behavioral-health screening tools is currently approved by MassHealth for use during EPSDT/PPHSD visits. While MassHealth makes every effort to be sure that the list is up to date, providers should check Appendix W of their MassHealth provider manual for the official list of approved behavioral-health screening tools reproduced here.

Click the tool name below (e.g., ASQ:SE) for a more detailed description of what the tool screens for, the number of items in the questionnaire, the estimated time to complete the form, an overview of the scoring, and the threshold for identifying risk. Prices quoted are as of 06/09/2008. Publishers may have their screening tools translated in more languages than are listed here.

Screening
Tool

Age
Group

Administered By

Initial
Cost

Ongoing Cost

Languages
Available

ASQ:SE

6 - 60 months

Parent

$194.95

None

English, Spanish

BITSEA

12 - 36 months

Parent

$105
(25 forms)

Forms

English, Spanish

M-CHAT
Autism Disorders

16 - 30 months

Parent

Free

None

English, Spanish, other

PEDS

Birth to 8 years

Parent

$30 Starter Kit
(50 forms)

Forms

English, Spanish, Vietnamese, other

PSC

4 - 16 years

Parent

Free

None

English, Spanish, other

Y-PSC

11+

Youth

Free

None

English, Spanish, other

SDQ

3-16

Parent, Youth

Free

None

English, Spanish, other

CRAFFT
Substance Abuse

14+

Youth

Free

None

English, other

PHQ-9
Depression

18+

Young Adult

Free

None

English, Portuguese, other

Expanded printable chart (PDF). pdf format of    mh-approved-screening-tools.pdf
This information is provided by MassHealth.