Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Federal Medicaid Testing Policy states that children enrolled in Medicaid are required to receive blood lead testing as part of their Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (i.e., HealthCheck) services. All children enrolled in Medicaid or BadgerCare Plus need two blood lead tests by age 2 –
Providers are responsible for ensuring that children receive blood lead tests at the required ages.
Use the Wisconsin Blood Lead Screening Recommendations to assess risk of lead exposure and to determine who needs to be tested.
Assess for lead exposure by asking the “Four Easy Questions” at every well-child checkup from ages 6 months to 6 years –
If the answer to any question is yes or unknown, obtain a blood lead test at age 12 months and again at around age 24 months or before the second birthday.
Test any child between the ages of 36-72 months (ages 3-6) who has never been tested.