Happy Holidays from Partners For Kids
Providing high-quality care and positive health outcomes to more than 470,000 children would not be possible without dedicated partners like you. A warm reminder that your work has a positive impact, this holiday season, and all year long. We are grateful for your continued collaboration and commitment to the communities we serve. Happy Holidays!
Are You Seeing an Increase in Uninsured Care? Check Out These Resources to Help
More than 30,000 children in the Partners For Kids region have lost their Medicaid coverage due to the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency that allowed kids to stay enrolled. Partners For Kids has developed resources that providers can use to help their patients retain their Medicaid coverage or find other subsidized affordable coverage.
Welcome Andrea Workman!
Andrea Workman, RDH, has joined Partners For Kids as a dental hygiene educator. She has practiced in both Toledo and Columbus and has experience working with a wide range of patients, including the pediatric population. Andrea will provide support and education to both primary care and dental practices, and will also be involved with planning, developing and implementing new oral health initiatives. To contact Andrea, email Andrea.Workman@NationwideChildrens.org.
2024 Partners For Kids Primary Care Provider Incentive Plan (PIP) Open Forum
Partners For Kids is pleased to share the Provider Incentive Committee has approved the primary care incentive plan for 2024. To support the rollout of the 2024 primary care incentive measures, Partners For Kids will offer three Q&A sessions for those who may have questions:
- Wednesday, January 3, 2024, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
- Thursday, January 4, 2024, from noon to 12:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, January 9, 2024. from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Join by calling (301) 715-8592 with meeting ID 506 165 4438. Links to the sessions will also be sent via email. Should you have any questions, please contact Partners For Kids Provider Relations at (937) 641-3666 or PFKProRelations@childrensdayton.org.
PFK Asthma Risk Portal: Identify and Learn About Your High-Risk Asthma Patients
In collaboration with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Data Science team, Partners For Kids developed a risk model to predict which asthma patients have the highest chance of a future emergency department or inpatient asthma event. Providers now have access to the Asthma Risk Portal, which outlines each practice’s high-risk patients and provides an automated 12-month claims history for each patient, detailing medication and exacerbation events that placed them at high risk.
Register Now: Project ECHO Q1 Offerings
Project ECHO is a collaborative, tele-mentoring program designed to bring together subject matter experts and community-based providers in an “all teach, all learn” environment. ECHO creates ongoing learning communities where providers from a variety of disciplines receive support and develop the skills they need to diagnose and treat pediatric patients.
Save The Date: Partners For Kids Quarterly Webinar
Join Melissa D. King, DO, FAAP, ABOM Diplomat, on Thursday, February 15, from noon to 1 p.m. for the Partners For Kids quarterly webinar focusing on pediatric obesity. As a reminder, attending one webinar fulfills the network requirement for primary care. For more information, please contact provider relations at PFKProRelations@childrensdayton.org.
Positive Feedback on Care Coordination Partnership
The Care Coordination team values our relationships with community practices and providers. We are thrilled with the recent feedback from Julie Harness, Clinical Lead at Ohio Pediatrics, “We have had really good experiences with PFK Care Coordination. The referral process is quick and easy to use on Kids Care Link. Our practice has been able to help multiple families with a variety of needs get the assistance they need quickly. We really appreciate this partnership.”
Referrals can be made via Kids Care Link or the Dayton Children’s Website. To set up an introductory meeting to learn more, please contact Beth Duncan.
Pharmacy and Prescribing Updates
Flovent® Brand Name Inhalers Being Discontinued
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced that effective January 1, 2024, they will no longer be manufacturing brand Flovent® HFA (fluticasone propionate inhalation aerosol) and brand Flovent® Diskus® (fluticasone propionate inhalation powder). Authorized generics of Flovent® HFA and Flovent® Diskus® are available.
New Resources Added to the RSV Toolkit
New resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have been added to the RSV Toolkit.
December Managed Care Plan Updates
View updates from the managed care plans on events and policy changes impacting their organizations.
Partners For Kids Updates
Welcome New Members
We are pleased to welcome the following providers and practices who have joined the Partners For Kids provider network:
- Frank Eugene Cunningham, Jr., MD - Five Rivers Family Health Center
- Abbey Jo Hendershott, FNP - Five Rivers Family Health Center
- Emma M. Laubacher, FNP - Five Rivers Family Health Center
- Kirsten Ruth Leymaster, MD - Five Rivers Family Health Center
- Laura Isela Mendoza, CPNP-PC - Five Rivers Family Health Center
- William Anthony Spohn, MD - Five Rivers Family Health Center
- Thaddene O'Connor Triplett, MD - Five Rivers Family Health Center
- Mark Gilbert Watkins, DO - Five Rivers Family Health Center
- Charles Joseph Woods, MD - Five Rivers Family Health Center
December 25, 2023: Partners For Kids offices closed in observance of Christmas
January 1, 2023: Partners For Kids offices closed in observance of New Year’s Wednesday, January 3, 2024, from 7:30 to 8 a.m.: Primary Care Provider Incentive Plan Open Forum
- Thursday, January 4, 2024, from noon to 12:30 p.m.: Primary Care Provider Incentive Plan Open Forum
- Tuesday, January 9, 2024, from 5 to 5:30 p.m.: Primary Care Provider Incentive Plan Open Forum
- Friday, January 12, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Behavioral Health for Primary Care Webinar Series: “Exposing the Hidden Impairments Associated with ADHD”
- Friday, February 9, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Behavioral Health for Primary Care Webinar Series: “Selective Mutism”
- February 15, 2024, from noon to 1 p.m.: Partners For Kids Quarterly Webinar: “Pediatric Obesity”
Did You Know?
Providers can use the PartnersForKids.org website to refer patients to Partners For Kids Care Coordination. You can either go to PartnersForKids.org, click on the three horizontal lines in the top left corner and choose “Contact us” or bookmark the “Contact Us” page. Once there, under “Topic,” you can select “Referring a patient for Care Coordination services.”
Contact Partners For Kids Provider Relations
If you have questions regarding any of the information in this newsletter or suggestions regarding newsletter content that would be useful to your practice, please contact us at PFKProRelations@childrensdayton.org.
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