The following list of standardized behavioral-health screening tools is approved by MassHealth to meet the requirements for behavioral-health screens conducted during EPSDT/PPHSD visits. While MassHealth makes every effort to be sure the list is up to date, providers should check Appendix W of the MassHealth provider manuals for the official list of the approved behavioral-health screening tools.

Each tool will be discussed on the following pages. Some of the tools are designed to screen the very young while others screen older youth and young adults and some screen for specific clinical conditions, such as autism disorders, substance abuse, or depression. In general, the screening tools are designed to be completed by the parent or the older youth/young adult patient him- or herself. Most can be completed in five to 10 minutes.

Providers do not have to acquire and use every tool. Instead, providers should select tools based on the needs of their patient population.


This information is provided by MassHealth.