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Partners For Kids offers a variety of resources to help practices stay atop of best practices through prescribing guidelines, publications and insurance information.

General Practice Resources
Burns & Scalds in Children – Provider Fact Sheet
CareLink
Nationwide Children’s CareLink is a free, web-based application available to community providers. It offers external physicians and support staff read-only access to patient electronic medical records in real-time.
Care Navigation
Learn more about what Care navigation is, the children that our Care Navigation team serves and how you may refer a child for Care Navigation Services.
Care Navigation for Providers Using CareLink
Instruction on how to order a referral, identify patients enrolled in Care Navigation and review the Care Navigation Care Plan in CareLink
Care Navigation for Providers Using Epic
Instruction on how to order a referral, identify patients enrolled in Care Navigation and review the Care Navigation Care Plan in EPIC
Credentialing Primer
Providers may credential through Partners For Kids and have access to all five managed Medicaid plans.
Early Diagnosis and Intervention Guidelines for Cerebral Palsy
Recent studies have shown that specialist providers can make the diagnosis as early as 6 months of age in some cases.
eClinicalWorks
Nationwide Children’s utilizes eClinicalWorks® (eCW) Electronic Medical Records and Practice Management system as its community-wide solution to improve continuity of care across community practices in central Ohio.
Practice Toolkit
How to Help Your Teen Patients Choose the Right Method of Contraception
Toolkit providing information on contraception counseling and methods.
Medicaid Managed Care Plans At-A-Glance
Contact information for multiple departments within each of the Medicaid Managed Care Plans
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Information for the Primary Care Provider and Guidelines for Referral
Primary care providers play a key role in identifying ongoing concerns once they leave the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Practice Toolkit
Nexplanon Breakthrough Bleeding Toolkit
This toolkit from BC4Teens provides management and treatment options for patients on Nexplanon with breakthrough bleeding.
Participating Provider Health Plan Capacity Form
Click to download and complete.
Pediacast CME
A podcast for providers
Reducing No-show Appointments in Pediatric Patients
Tips on how to reduce no-shows.
Social Media Best Practices
A document that gives an overview of best practices for content creation on your office’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
Suicide Prevention Resources
Immediate crisis resources, prevention resources for families, resources for bereaved families and suicide support communities.
Top 10 Best Practices to Improve Well-Care Visit Compliance by Patients and Families
Suggestions for practices to achieve well-care visit compliance.

Updated March 27, 2020
Weight Assessment and Management for Youth
Children >1 year should have height, weight and BMI calculations at all outpatient visits. Use this guide to ensure proper coding of BMI assessments and interventions.
Resources For Your Patient Families
Free Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes
Lactation education classes open to all expecting parents with Katie Posey, CLS and Alana Milton, MD. All classes held virtually on Webex

Updated December 2021
Why Masks Should be on Your Back-to-School List This Fall
Nationwide Children's recommends that all children returning to in-person school wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. View this blog post to share with your patient families on why it's so important to keep your kids safe.


Published August 2021
Asthma Action Plan
Asthma action plan that can be completed in your office.
CAP4Kids - Free Resources for Families in Central Ohio
CAP4Kids - Free Resources for Families Outside of Central Ohio
Education Resources Flyer
Patient/family handout with back to school tips and resources.
Handout
Health Related Social Needs Resources
Helping Hands
Access these patient education materials on a variety of health-related topics and medical conditions.
Lifeline Communication Resources
Learn about the eligibility criteria and complete list of service providers who offer communication resources through the federally-funded Lifeline program.

Managed Care Plan Interpreter Services
Managed Care Plan Rewards
Managed Care Plan Transportation
Poster
Managing Your Child's Asthma
Poster with tips for managing asthma.
Fact Sheet
Menu of Contraceptive Options
Patient education materials describing contraceptive options.
Suicide Prevention Resources
Immediate crisis resources, prevention resources for families, resources for bereaved families and suicide support communities.
Handout
Well Child Check Handout
Handout describing the importance of annual checkups.
Poster
Well Child Check Poster
Poster describing the importance of annual checkups.
Fact Sheet
What You Should Know Before Going to the Emergency Room
Insurance Plans
Commercial
Health Ohio Network
Medicaid
Buckeye Health Plan
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Ohio Medicaid
Medicaid
Paramount Healthcare
Medicaid
United Healthcare Community Plan
United Healthcare Community Plan Impact Spreadsheet
Medicaid Managed Care Prior Authorization
Buckeye Community Health Plan
CareSource
Molina Healthcare
United Healthcare Community Plan
Paramount Advantage
PCP Change Request Form
PCP Change Request Form
Prescribing Resources
Coverage Resource
Unified Preferred Drug List for Ohio Medicaid Plans
Updated: 04/2022
Coverage Resource
Pharmacy Coverage Updates
Updated: 04/2022
Tool
Antipsychotic Metabolic Monitoring Tool
Use this tool to guide metabolic monitoring for patients receiving atypical antipsychotics.
Updated: 12/2020
Tool
Empiric Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections
Use this tool for diagnosing and empirically treating a suspected sexually transmitted infection when testing supplies are limited/not available.
Updated: 07/2021
Prescribing Guidelines
Prescribing Guidelines for Acne
Topics include: Treatment Goals; Treatment Considerations; Treatment Protocol
Updated: 09/2021
Prescribing Guidelines
Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Otitis Externa and Otitis Media with Tympanostomy Tube Otorrhea
Topic included: Guidance for Selection of Topical Therapy
Updated: 12/2021
Prescribing Guidelines
Prescribing Guidelines for Anxiety Disorders and Depression
Topics include: Screening recommendations for anxiety and depression, treatment options for anxiety and depression, and clinical pearls for common medication options.
Updated: 09/2021
Prescribing Guidelines
Prescribing Guidelines for Asthma
Topics include: Controller Medications; Rescue Medications; Comparative Total Daily Dosages for Inhaled Corticosteroids
Updated: 05/2020
Prescribing Guidelines
Prescribing Guidelines for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Topics include: Treating ADHD, Long-acting Stimulant Conversion Guide, Patient-related Considerations for ADHD Medication, Stimulant and Non-Stimulant Medications for Treatment of ADHD
Updated: 03/2022
Prescribing Guidelines
Prescribing Guidelines for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Topics include: Prescribing Options for Infant and Older Child; Available Dosage Formulations; Non-pharmacologic considerations
Updated: 09/2021

Prescribing Guidelines
Prescribing Guidelines for Head Lice
Topics include: Pediculocidal vs. Ovicidal Agents; Treatment Failure; Head Lice Medication List
Updated: 10/2021
Prescribing Guidelines
Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections
Topics include: Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Pharyngitis; Acute Otitis Media (AOM); Sinusitis; Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP); Choosing Augmentin™ Formulations
Updated: 06/2021
Prescribing Guidelines
Prescribing Guidelines for Prescription Contraceptives
Topics include: Selecting a Prescription Contraceptive; Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs); Injectable Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera®); Oral Contraceptives; Patch or Ring
Updated: 01/2021
Prescribing Guidelines
Prescribing Guidelines for Urinary Tract Infections
Topics include: General Management; Treatment of UTI in Children; Follow-up of Urine Culture Results; When to Refer
Updated: 8/2021
Provider Relations Newsletters
May 2022
April 2022
March 2022
February 2022
January 2022
December 2021
November 2021
October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
Publications
Scholarly Journal
Left Behind Again: Rural Home Health Services in a Medicaid Pediatric Accountable Care Organization
By: Rose Y. Hardy, Gilbert C. Liu, Kimberly J. Conkol, Sean P. Gleeson, and Kelly J. Kelleher
From The Journal of Rural Health
Published: 2021
Scholarly Journal
The Impact of COVID-19 on Preventive Oral Health Care During Wave One
By: Beau D Meyer and David O Danesh
From Frontier's in Dental Medicine
Published: February, 2021
Scholarly Journal
Promoting Pediatric Preventive Visits Through Quality Improvement Initiatives in the Primary Care Setting
By: Megan Rose, Heather Maciejewski, Joshua Nowack, Brad Stamm, Gilbert Liu, and Charitha Gowda.
From The Journal of Pediatrics
Published: January, 2021
Scholarly Journal
Contribution of Social Determinant of Health Factors to Rural-Urban Preventive Care Differences Among Medicaid Enrollees
By: Rose Hardy, Gilbert Liu, and Kelly Kelleher
From Academic Pediatric Association
Published: January-February, 2021
Scholarly Journal
A Machine Learning Approach to Uncovering Hidden Utilization Patterns of Early Childhood Dental Care Among Medicaid-Insured Children
By: Jin Peng, Xianlong Zeng, Janice Townsend, Gilbert Liu, Yungui Huang, and Simon Lin
From Frontiers in Public Health
Published: January, 2021
Scholarly Journal
Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders
By: Heather J. Walter, Md, MPH, Heather J. Walter, MD, MPH, Oscar G. Bukstein, MD, MPH, A. Reese Abright, MD, Helene Keable, MD, Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD, MPE, MBA,
Jane Ripperger-Suhler, MD, Carol Rockhill, MD, PhD, MPH.
From Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Published: October, 2020
Whitepaper
Partners For Kids Progress Report
Download the Partners For Kids Progress Report.
Published: April, 2020
Scholarly Journal
Readiness for Voice Assistants to Support Healthcare Delivery During a Health Crisis and Pandemic
By: Emre Sezgin, Yungui Huang, Ujjwal Ramtekkar and Simon Lin.
From Digital Medicine
Published: September, 2020
Featured Article
Improving Pediatrician’s Behavioral Health Competencies through the Project ECHO Teleconsultation Model
From Clinical Pediatrics
Published: September, 2020
Featured Article
Fostering Quality Improvement Capacity in a Network of Primary Care Practices Affiliated With a Pediatric Accountable Care Organization
From Pediatric Quality and Safety
Published: May, 2019
Featured Article
Using Practice Facilitation to Improve Depression Management in Rural Pediatric Primary Care Practices
From Pediatric Quality and Safety
Published: May, 2020
Featured Article
Pediatric Managed Medicaid ACO Touts the Role of Pharmacists
From AIS Health
Published: August, 2019
Scholarly Journal
What Makes Health Services Usable?: Insights from a qualitative study of caregivers of children with disabilities
From Health Care Management Review
Published: August, 2019
Scholarly Journal
Pharmacist Involvement in Population Health Management for a Pediatric Managed Medicaid Accountable Care Organization
From Children
Published: July, 2019
Featured Article
AI: A Data Scientist Explains How Deep and Shallow Learning Can Work Together to Create Cost Savings
From Healthcare IT News
Published: April, 2018
Scholarly Journal
Duration of Home Oxygen Therapy in Young Children Enrolled in an Accountable Care Organization
From Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Published: July, 2018
Scholarly Journal
Enhanced identification of maternal hepatitis C virus infection using existing public health surveillance systems
By Charitha Gowda; Samuel Kennedy; Catherine Glover; Mona R. Prasad; Ling Wang; Jonathan R. Honegger
Published: July, 2018
Poster Presentation
Improving preferred ADHD medication prescribing in a large pediatric primary care network
By Yuexing Li, PharmD Candidate; Cathy Kuhn, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA; Jack A. Kopechek, MD; Sonya J. Sebastian, PharmD, BCACP; Christina Toth, MPH
Published: February, 2018
Scholarly Journal
Satisfaction With Care Coordination for Families of Children With Disabilities
By Arielle H. Sheftall, PhD, Deena J. Chisolm, PhD, Emily R. Alexy, MPH, Laura J. Chavez, PhD, Rita M. Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH, Renee M. Ferrari, PhD, & Paula H. Song, PhD
Published: May-June, 2019
Webinars
Reproductive Healthcare: Considerations for LGBTQ Youth
Date: February 3, 2022
Presenter: Dr. Gayathri Chelvakumar
The Safety, Efficacy, and Logistics of COVID-19 Vaccination in Pediatrics
Date: November 15, 2021
Presenters: Pablo Sanchez, MD and Kyle Hickman, PharmD
Smoking Cessation in the Pediatric Setting
Date: October 26, 2021
Presenter: Amy Gorenflo - Cessation Services Program Administrator, Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program, Ohio Department of Health
Back to School: The New Norm for Abnormal Times
Date: September 22, 2021
Presenter: Dr. Sara Bode
Protect Your Patients: Updates in HIV Epidemiology, Treatment, and Prevention
Date: August 10, 2021
Infant Wellness: Reducing Infant Mortality and Prematurity
Date: May 19, 2021
Q&A with NCH Inpatient Psychiatry Discharge
This document highlights discussions that occurred during the 4/28/2021 webinar, “A Conversation on the NCH Inpatient Psychiatry Discharge”.
A Conversation on the NCH Inpatient Psychiatry Discharge
Date: April 28, 2021
Implementation of a Depression Management Quality Improvement Program in the Community Practice Setting
Date: January 20, 2021
Behavioral Health Webinar Series
The Behavioral Health Webinar Series equips pediatricians with the knowledge and resources to support your patients.
Understanding Care Coordination Webinars
Three different webinars on:
-Care Coordination Overview
-Care Coordination Technology and Tools
-Care Coordination Program Evaluation

NOTE: You will be asked to register to view the presentations.
COVID-19 Resources
COVID Vaccine Resources
COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Registration/Consent Form
Ohio Department of Health's COVID-19 registration and consent form for patients to fill-out prior to vaccination.


Added December 8, 2021
COVID Vaccine Resources
Pediatric Vaccine Safety and Efficacy
Dr. Pablo Sanchez, a practicing board-certified neonatologist and pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and director of the Clinical and Translational Research in Neonatology, presented on the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5 to 11. Linked is the presentation Dr. Sanchez shared at the November 15 Partners For Kids webinar.

Added November 22, 2021
COVID Vaccine Resources
Logistics of COVID-19 Vaccination in Pediatrics
Dr. Kyle Hickman, a pharmacist and the COVID-19 vaccine coordinator at Nationwide Children’s Hospital who supports the hospital’s vaccine expansion efforts, presented on strategies around vaccine supply and distribution logistics. Linked is the presentation Dr. Hickman shared at the November 15 Partners For Kids webinar.

Added November 22, 2021
ODM COVID Billing Update
COVID 19 Surge-Removing Administrative Barriers
Ohio is experiencing another surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and ICU admissions across the state. In response, the Ohio Department of Medicaid is requiring Medicaid managed care organizations and MyCare Ohio plans to lift all prior authorizations for all long-term acute care facility, skilled nursing facility, and Inpatient Rehabilitation facility admissions.

Added August 30, 2021
COVID Vaccine Resources
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Medication Safety Alert
Review information about COVID-19 vaccinations.

Added May 11, 2021
Nationwide Children's Updates
COVID-19 Information for Patients and Families
Learn about the steps Nationwide Children’s Hospital is taking to keep patients, families and staff sate as it reopens services.

Added: May 21, 2020
Nationwide Children's Updates
COVID-19 Updates for Providers
Learn more about Nationwide Children's Hospital's Provider Information line, as well as pre-screening criteria for referring patients for COVID-19 outpatient testing.

Added March 19, 2020
Patient Resource
Our Community vs. COVID 19
Informational video created by The Columbus, OH Black Physicians Network in an effort to advocate for people of color and share their perspective on the importance of getting the COVID vaccine
Patient Resource
Arabic COVID-19 Info Sheet
General info from Franklin County Public Health Department re: COVID-19 symptoms, prevention techniques, social distancing, high risk factors and what to do if you are sick.

Added March 26, 2020
Patient Resource
CAP4Kids Community Resources During Coronavirus
Patient Resource
English COVID-19 Info Sheet
General info from Franklin County Public Health Department re: COVID-19 symptoms, prevention techniques, social distancing, high risk factors and what to do if you are sick.

Added March 26, 2020
Patient Resource
French COVID-19 Info Sheet
General info from Franklin County Public Health Department re: COVID-19 symptoms, prevention techniques, social distancing, high risk factors and what to do if you are sick.

Added March 26, 2020
Patient Resource
Helping Hand: COVID-19
Description: Information for patients on transmission, signs, symptoms, prevention, testing, isolation and treatment of COVID-19.


Added March 24, 2020
Patient Resource
Nepali COVID-19 Info Sheet
General info from Franklin County Public Health Department re: COVID-19 symptoms, prevention techniques, social distancing, high risk factors and what to do if you are sick.


Added March 26, 2020
Patient Resource
Somali COVID-19 Info Sheet
General info from Franklin County Public Health Department re: COVID-19 symptoms, prevention techniques, social distancing, high risk factors and what to do if you are sick.

Added March 26, 2020
Patient Resource
Spanish COVID-19 Info Sheet
General info from Franklin County Public Health Department re: COVID-19 symptoms, prevention techniques, social distancing, high risk factors and what to do if you are sick.

Added March 26, 2020
Telehealth
ODM Telehealth Billing Guidelines
Billing guidance document for Medicaid fee-for-service claims with dates of service on or after July 4, 2019.


Added March 19, 2020
Telehealth
Effective July 16, 2020: Services Reimbursed via Telehealth
Telehealth reimbursement for common procedure codes are captured in an extensive listing. Behavioral Health telehealth services rendered by Ohio-MHAS certified providers are found on the ODM website: http://www.bh.medicaid.ohio.gov/


Added July 20, 2020
Telehealth
Telehealth Protocol REVISED: Effective July 16, 2020
Telehealth provider specific procedures are defined, enabling access to medical and behavioral health services.


Added July 20. 2020
Webinar
Telehealth Services Part 1 Webinar
Slide Deck from Dr. Ujjwal Ramtekkar’s overview of Telehealth Services presentation on 3/27/2020.



Added April 1, 2020

Webinar
Telehealth Services Part 2 Webinar
Slide Deck from Dr. Belinda Mills, Dr. Gina Thompson, and Dr. Ujjwal Ramtekkar’s overview of Telehealth Services presentation on 4/3/2020.


Added April 6, 2020
Quality Improvement Resources
Well Care Visits & BMI Assessment
Informational handout discussing helpful tips on engaging all children for annual well care visits and weight assessments/counseling
Patient Engagement in Psychosocial Services Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the Patient Engagement quality improvement coaching project for behavioral health organizations.
7 Day Follow Up Quality Improvement Project
Description: An overview of the 7 Day Follow Up quality improvement coaching project for behavioral health organizations.
Prioritizing On-Time Vaccination
Informational handout discussing helpful tips on how to identify patients who need vaccines and how PFK can help.
Quality Improvement Coaching
An overview of how Partners For Kids can provide a quality improvement program with on-site support, customized to fit your practice.
Quality Improvement Coaching Program Rollout
Process for beginning a quality improvement coaching project in your practice.
Quality Improvement Coaching for Behavioral Health
An overview of how Partners For Kids can provide a quality improvement program with on-site support, customized to fit your behavioral health practice.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the ADHD quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
Asthma Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the asthma quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
Depression Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the depression quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
Updated: April 2021
Emergency Department Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the emergency department quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
Fluoride Varnish Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the fluoride varnish quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
Healthy Children Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the healthy children (well care) quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
Provider HEDIS Tip Sheet 2020
Reproductive Health Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the adolescent reproductive health quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
Care Navigation Resources
Care Coordination Participation in Patient Visits FAQ
FAQ about Care Coordination role in patient visits and how this participation plays an active and impactful role in positive patient outcomes.
Care Navigation for Providers Using CareLink
Instruction on how to order a referral, identify patients enrolled in Care Navigation and review the Care Navigation Care Plan in CareLink.
Care Navigation for Providers Using Epic
Instruction on how to order a referral, identify patients enrolled in Care Navigation and review the Care Navigation Care Plan in Epic.