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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
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.
Facebook Best Practices
A document that gives an overview of how to use Facebook for your practice.
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).
Participating Provider Health Plan Capacity Form
Click to download and complete.
Pedicast CME
A podcast for providers
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.
Reducing No-show Appointments in Pediatric Patients
Tips on how to reduce no-shows.
Social Media Toolkit: COVID-19
Access this document for ready-to-use Facebook posts and Tweets that you can send to your patients regarding COVID-19.
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
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
Brochure
Care Navigation Program
Download this brochure for patients to explain the Care Navigation program.
Handout
Health Related Social Needs Resources
Helping Hands
Access these patient education materials on a variety of health-related topics and medical conditions.
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
Unified Preferred Drug List for Ohio Medicaid Plans
Updated 4/3/2020
Pharmacy Coverage Updates - April 2020
Epinephrine Product Comparison
Prescribing Guidelines for Acne
Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Otitis Externa and Otitis Media with Tympanostomy Tube Otorrhea
Prescribing Guidelines for Behavioral Health
Topics include: ADHD; Disruptive Behavior Disorders; Anxiety & Depression; Bipolar Disorder; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Medication List
Prescribing Guidelines for Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER)
Updated: 10/11/2019
Prescribing Guidelines for Head Lice
Updated 8/6/2019
Prescribing Guidelines for Outpatient Antimicrobials in Otherwise Healthy Children
Prescribing Guidelines for Prescription Contraceptives
Prescribing Guidelines for Urinary Tract Infections
Provider Relations Newsletters
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Publications
Featured Article
Pediatric Managed Medicaid ACO Touts the Role of Pharmacists
From AIS Health
Scholarly Journal
What Makes Health Services Usable?: Insights from a qualitative study of caregivers of children with disabilities
From Health Care Management Review
Scholarly Journal
Pharmacist Involvement in Population Health Management for a Pediatric Managed Medicaid Accountable Care Organization
From Children
Featured Article
AI: A Data Scientist Explains How Deep and Shallow Learning Can Work Together to Create Cost Savings
From Healthcare IT News
Scholarly Journal
Duration of Home Oxygen Therapy in Young Children Enrolled in an Accountable Care Organization
From Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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
Scholarly Journal
Healthcare Claims Data: An Underutilized Tool for Pediatric Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship.
By Joshua R. Watson; Ling Wang; Jennifer Klima; Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel; Sean Gleeson; Kelly Kelleher; Preeti Jaggi
Featured Article
Leading the Way
From Healthcare Finance, September/October 2017
Featured Article
Fighting Chronic Disease Starts with Better Pediatric Care
From the Harvard Business Review
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
Featured Article
Population Health: Our Role in the Community
From Everything Matters in Patient Care
Case Study
Case Study: Nationwide Children's Hospital: An Accountable Care Organization Going Upstream to Address Population Health
By Katie B. Boyer and Debbie I. Chang
Poster Presentation
Comparing medical utilization between insulin pen and vial users within a pediatric Medicaid Accountable Care Organization
By Ling Wang, MPH, PhD and Jonathan Vecchiet, PharmD
Scholarly Journal
Evaluating a Pay-for-Performance Program for Medicaid Children in an Accountable Care Organization
By Sean Gleeson, MD; Kelly Kelleher, MD; William Gardner, PhD
Poster Presentation
Impact of Ophthalmic Antihistamines Formulary Coverage in a Medicaid Pediatric Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
By Candace Zheng, Ling Wang, Jennifer Klima, Jon Vecchiet, Emily Middleton, Francine Taylor, Sean Gleeson, Chet Kaczor
Scholarly Journal
Cost Saving and Quality of Care in a Pediatric Accountable Care Organization
By Kelly J. Kelleher, MD, MPH, Jennifer Cooper, PhD, Katherine Deans, MD, Pam Carr, RN, Richard J. Brilli, MD, Steven Allen, MD, MBA, William Gardner, PhD
Scholarly Journal
Survey of twelve children’s hospital-based accountable care organizations
By Naomi Makni, Alexandra Rothenburger, Kelly Kelleher
Scholarly Journal
A Population Intervention to Improve Outcomes in Children With Medical Complexity
By Garey Noritz, Melissa Madden, Dina Roldan, T. Arthur Wheeler, Kimberly Conkol, Richard J. Brilli, John Barnard, Sean Gleeson
Scholarly Journal
Private Sector Accountable Care Organization Development: A Qualitative Study
By Ann Scheck McAlearney, ScD; Brian Hilligoss, PhD; and Paula H. Song, PhD
Case Study
How a Pediatric ACO Coordinates Care for Children with Disabilities
By Paula H. Song, PhD, Brian Hilligoss, PhD & Sean Gleeson, MD, MBA
Scholarly Journal
Acute care revisits after adenotonsillectomy in a pediatric Medicaid population in Ohio
By Dmitry Tumin, Hina Walia, Vidya T. Raman, Joseph D. Tobias
Scholarly Journal
MRI Utilization and the Associated Use of Sedation and Anesthesia in a Pediatric ACO
By Joshua C. Uffman, MD, MBA, Dmitry Tumin, PhD, Vidya Raman, MD, Arlyne Thung, MD, Brent Adler, MD, Joseph D. Tobias, MD
Whitepaper
Value-based Collaboration: Partnering with networks, ACOs
By Alicia Gallegos
Scholarly Journal
Partners for Kids Care Coordination: Lessons From the Field
By Rory Cusack Weier, PhD, MPH, William Gardner, PhD, Kimberly Conkol, RN, MSN,CCM, Kathleen Pajer, MD, MPH, Kelly J. Kelleher, MD, MPH
Whitepaper
Whitepaper: Saving Money by Improving Health for our Most Vulnerable Children
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
Scholary Journal
Standardized documentation workflow within an electronic health record to track pharmacists’ interventions in pediatric ambulatory care clinics
By Megan McNicol, Catherine Kuhn, Sonya Sebastian
Scholarly Journal
You Get What You Pay for: Measuring Quality in Value-Based Payment for Children ’ s Health Care
By Suzanne C. Brundage
Webinars
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
AMA Special Coding Advice During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Best coding practices information for common scenarios (including telehealth) during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Added April 6, 2020
AMA’s Telemedicine Amid COVID-19
Join AMA’s conversation with expert panelists who are sharing best practices to support physicians and practices in expediting the implementation of telemedicine.

Added March 24, 2020
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
CAP4Kids Community Resources During Coronavirus
CareSource COVID-19 Telehealth Services (eff 03/09/20)
Network notification regarding CareerSource’s telehealth policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Added April 6, 2020
CareSource Telemedicine Services Policy
Effective July 10, 2018





Added March 19, 2020
COVID-19 FAQ Webinar
Slide deck from Dr. Charitha Gowda’s overview of the clinical presentation, testing and resources for COVID-19 on March 25, 2020.


Added March 27, 2020
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
Delivering Behavioral Health Services Via Telehealth
Slide deck from Ohio Department of Medicaid and Ohio Department Of Mental Health and Addiction Services Webinars on April 1 and 2, 2020.


Added April 3, 2020
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
Expanded Medication Access
Learn about the actions Ohio’s Medicaid managed care plans are taking to facilitate medication access during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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


Added March 24, 2020
Molina Telehealth Policy
Excerpt from 2020 Provider Manual pages 186-189.



Added March 19, 2020
Nationwide Children’s Homecare and Hospice Referral and Visit Plan
Effective March 16, 2020




Added March 19, 2020
NCH Regional Clinic Closures
Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s regional clinics will be closed until at least May 1. Review this document for the list of affected clinics and information about the hospital’s COVID-19 hotlines that are available for providers.

Added March 27, 2020
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
ODH COVID-19 Testing Procedures
ODH Public Health Laboratory’s COVID-19 testing overview.



Added March 19, 2020
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
Ohio Department of Medicaid Change Initiation
Changes implemented in MITS that directly impact providers ability to bill and receive payment for telehealth services during this state of emergency.


Added March 23, 2020
Prescription Delivery and Pick-up Information For Families
It is important for your child to take their prescription medicine every day. This resource gives information on how access prescriptions during the COVID-19 outbreak using pharmacy delivery or curbside pick-up.

Added March 27, 2020
Services Reimbursed Through Telehealth During a State of Emergency
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/


Updated April 1, 2020
Social Media Toolkit: COVID-19
Access this document for ready-to-use Facebook posts and Tweets that you can send to your patients regarding COVID-19.


Added April 3, 2020
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
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 During a State of Emergency
Telehealth provider specific protocol is defined, enabling access to medical and behavioral health services.



Updated April 1, 2020
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

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
United Community Plan Telehealth and Telemedicine Policy
Added March 19, 2020