Lead Screening

Blood lead surveillance and screening (testing) is a component of a well-child visit. All children should be screened for blood lead risk and be tested as indicated.

All Michigan Medicaid children are considered at risk and should be tested for blood lead according to Medicaid policy. Federal regulations require state Medicaid programs offer Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) to eligible Medicaid beneficiaries under 21 years of age. The intent of EPSDT is to find and treat problems early so they do not become more serious and costly. Screening services "to detect physical and mental conditions must be covered at established, periodic intervals (periodic screens) and whenever a problem is suspected (inter-periodic screens).

Learn about Michigan's Medicaid policy with the Medicaid Provider Manual (PDF).