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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.
Guidance for Prescribing a Spacer-Compatible Inhaled Steroid – Central Region
This is a decision pathway that guides practices through barriers associated with patients obtaining a spacer-compatible inhaled steroid for treating asthma. It also includes standard prior authorization language to communicate with insurance companies.
Prescribing Guidelines for Nicotine Dependence – Central Region
Topics include screening and diagnostic tools, first-line behavioral modifications and external support, recommended medication and nicotine replacement therapies, and treatment time frame recommendations. Updated 2/2024.
Asthma Inhaled Corticosteroid Table
Each inhaled corticosteroid has comparative daily dosages listed along with typical dose frequencies, strengths available, device delivery methods, and Ohio Medicaid coverage notes. Updated: 3/2024
2024 Partners For Kids Behavioral Health Education Course Offerings
Check out the monthly Behavioral Health Training Course Offerings for 2024.
Asthma Inhaler Patient Assistance Programs
Available copay and manufacturer patient assistance programs for each inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and ICS/LABA combination inhaler are summarized in a quick reference table. Updated: 3/2024
Unified Preferred Drug List (UPDL) for Ohio Medicaid Plans – Central Region
Updated: 3/2024
Pharmacy Coverage Updates – Central Region
Updated: 3/2024
Anxiety Disorders and Depression Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: Screening and Diagnostic tools, Patient related considerations for Depression/Anxiety medications, and dosing guidance on medications used to treat anxiety and depression. Updated: 09/2023
Prescription Contraceptives Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: This clinical pathway guides provider decision-making when assessing contraceptive readiness, selecting a contraceptive method and managing contraceptive use (e.g. approaches to managing undesired side effects). Updated: 06/2023
Constipation Guidelines for Primary Care Providers
A Central Region resource guideline on how to manage functional constipation in a primary care setting along with important information regarding medication coverage.
Influenza Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: Influenza treatment and prevention with helpful medication table for the influenza medication, oseltamivir (Tamiflu®), to view age and weight-based dosing regimens. Updated: 3/2024
Antipsychotic Metabolic Monitoring Tool-Central Region
Use this tool to guide metabolic monitoring for patients receiving atypical antipsychotics. Updated: 12/2022
Pediatric Insomnia Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: Screening tools for insomnia, recommendations for behavioral modifications related to sleep, and safe use of medications for pediatric patients with insomnia. Updated: 07/2022
Acne Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: Treatment Goals; Treatment Considerations; Treatment Protocol Updated: 09/2021
Acute Otitis Externa and Otitis Media with Tympanostomy Tube Otorrhea Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topic included: Guidance for Selection of Topical Therapy Updated: 3/2024
Asthma Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: A clinical pathway detailing diagnosis, treatment and follow-up recommendations for asthma patients Updated: 01/2023
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
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: 03/2024
Acute Respiratory Tract Infections Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Pharyngitis; Acute Otitis Media (AOM); Sinusitis; Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP); Choosing Augmentin™ Formulations Updated: 3/2024
Urinary Tract Infections Prescribing Guidelines – Central Region
Topics include: General Management; Treatment of UTI in Children; Follow-up of Urine Culture Results; When to Refer Updated: 3/2024