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June 2015

Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet for Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care
Created by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Got Transition, a cooperative agreement between the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, this tip sheet provides an overview of new and innovative payment models that support the services involved in transition from pediatric to adult care. Included are sample CPT codes, descriptions, and payment for same.

Affordable Care Act Fact Sheets for Families
Developed in collaboration with the Catalyst Center, a cooperative agreement between the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Boston University, and the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, these fact sheets provide an overview of four provisions of the Affordable Care Act that benefit children and youth with special health care needs. Families, practices, and public health professionals can utilize these to enhance access to care, family empowerment, and shared decision-making.

Well-Visit Planner Tool
Created by the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, this tool helps families to prepare for their child’s well-visit and therefore take an active role as a member of the health care team. Pediatric practices  can utilize this tool to encourage family-centered care and shared decision-making

Family-Centered Care Resource: Better Together Toolkit
This collection of resources prepares health care organizations with the support they need to enhance family partnership and engagement in patient care. The toolkit highlights best practices regarding enhancing family-centered care from hospitals.

DiversityRx: Tools and Resources for Cultural Competency
This Web site provides resources, tools, and training opportunities for health care organizations interested in enhancing their cultural competency. Created in partnership with the Office of Minority Health, the resources on this Web site specifically focus on working with minority, immigrant, and indigenous communities, including children and youth.

Consultation for Kids: Models of Psychiatric Consultation in Pediatric Primary Care
This recorded webinar showcases best practice models to integrate psychiatric consultation into pediatric primary care for enhanced care coordination and provision of comprehensive services within the medical home model. Faculty include Micheal Lu, MD, MS, MPH, Associate Administrator for Mental and Child Health, Health Resources and Services Administration.

Tip Sheets: Sustaining Community-Based Projects for Pediatric Populations
Created by the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program, these four tip sheets provide strategies to pediatric practices, family advocacy organizations, and other community-based programs implementing and sustain projects to improve pediatric primary care.

For a more detailed information on Implementation Resources, click here.

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June 2015

Navigating the Affordable Care Act: Help for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs
July 2015
Join experts from the Catalyst Center and the National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) as they share information, based on recently developed fact sheets, on how Affordable Care Act provisions can help families raise children with special health care needs.

Additional information and registration coming soon, email the NCMHI for details

Management of the Acute Loss of Asthma Control in the Yellow Zone: Pros and Cons Conversation on the Revised Guidelines
July 9, Noon - 1 pm Central Time
The American Academy of Pediatrics Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis will host this free one-hour webinar designed to provide a thoughtful examination of the recently revised guidelines on asthma control, in the context of a pediatric medical home.
Additional Information and Registration Instructions

October 2015

National Academy for State Health Policy Annual Conference: Blazing New Trails: Innovations in State Health Policy
October 19 – 21, 2015, Dallas, Texas
This annual conference for state health policymakers will provide educational opportunities for professionals interested in pediatric health policy. Sessions will include a focus on behavioral health integration, expanded systems of care for young children and families, and policy implications of state Medicaid expansion.

Additional Information about the National Academy for State Health Policy Annual Conference

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition
October 24 – 27, 2015, Washington, DC
This annual conference brings together the nation’s experts in pediatric care. This year’s conference will feature over 350 educational sessions, including training on family-centered care and family engagement within pediatric medical homes. Plenary sessions include information on pediatric education, telemedicine, and advocacy.

Additional Information about the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition

November 2015

Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference: Growing Leaders, Driving Change
November 16 – 18, 2015, Washington, DC
This annual conference will bring together over 700 community leaders, researchers, policy makers, and clinicians working to advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families. Sessions will include information on family support and communication. Multiple networking opportunities will be provided.
Additional information about the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Annual Fall Conference
November 11-13, 2015, Washington, DC
This annual conference focuses on state and federal investments in primary care and their impact on patients, professionals, and payment. A special award will be given to Calvin CJ Sia, MD, FAAP, for his outstanding work as a champion in pediatric medical home implementation.
Additional Information about the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Annual Fall Conference

For a more detailed listing of upcoming conferences, webcasts, and other educational offerings, click here.

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Call for Abstracts: Seventh International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
The Institute for Patient- and Family- Centered Care is now accepting abstracts to feature at the 2016 annual conference scheduled for July 25-27 in New York City. Hospitals, primary and specialty care settings, community-based programs, family advocacy organizations, and other health care organizations with exemplary family-centered care programs are encouraged to apply.

State Community Health Worker Models
Created by the National Academy for State Health Policy, this new resource provides state specific information on legislation, scope of work, education, financing, and other state policies specific to community health workers. An accompanying blog post provides details about this model of front line health workers and their role in meeting the needs of vulnerable and medically underserved communities.

Peer Support in the Patient-Centered Medical Home and Primary Care
Published by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, this conference report provides an overview of ten peer support models in primary care. The conference report serves to increase understanding of the role of peer support professionals within the patient-centered medical home.

2015 Medicaid Fact Sheets
Created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, these state specific fact sheets provide an overview of the total number of children enrolled and unenrolled in state Medicaid programs as well as benefits, eligibility, and services covered under this insurance.

Care Coordination Chartbook
Published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, this chartbook is a collection of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities report. The chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of care coordination from this report, which are used to measure the performance of the national health care system and identify areas for improvement.

For a more detailed information on National Pediatric Medical Home Initiatives, click here.

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Fact Sheet: Opportunities for Title V Programs and the Essential Health Benefits
Developed by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, this fact sheet provides an overview of how Title V programs across the United States can work with state Medicaid agencies as they select their Essential Health Benefits packages. The fact sheet highlights particular Essential Health Benefits that would impact the pediatric population and explains how Title V agencies can advocate for these services for the populations they work with.

Family-to-Family Health Information Centers Funded through 2017
The Health Resources and Services Administration recently announced renewed three year funding to support the work of Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) in every state and the District of Columbia. Pediatric clinicians and others can link with F2F HICs to connect families to peer support and community resources.

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Pediatric Care Coordination: Beyond Policy, Practice, and Implementation
With close to 3,000 registrants, this record-breaking webinar series expands on the Pediatrics policy statement, “Patient and Family Centered Care Coordination: A Framework for Integrating Care for Children and Youth Across Multiple Systems.” Expert faculty include authors of the policy statement, care coordinators, clinicians, and families who are practices, measuring, and sustaining care coordination in their work. View this 3-part recorded webinar series on the National Center for Medical Home Implementation Web site.

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