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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.
Asthma Toolkit for Primary Care-West Region
This Partners For Kids’ toolkit is designed to help health care professionals address the needs of their patients with Asthma.
Asthma Toolkit for Primary Care-Central Region
This Partners For Kids’ toolkit is designed to help health care professionals address the needs of their patients with Asthma.
May 2024 Newsletter
May 2024 Newsletter
April 2024 Newsletter
April 2024 Newsletter
Acute Otitis Externa and Otitis Media with Tympanostomy Tube Otorrhea Prescribing Guidelines – West Region
Updated: 4/2024
Influenza Prescribing Guidelines – West Region
Updated 4/2024
Oral Health Toolkit for Primary Care – West Region
This Partners For Kids toolkit is designed to help primary care practices and providers address the oral health needs of their patients.
March 2024 Newsletter
March 2024 Newsletter
Oral Health Toolkit for Primary Care – Central Region
This Partners For Kids toolkit is designed to help primary care practices and providers address the oral health needs of their patients.
Building Oral Health into Well Child Visits
Pediatric-Focused Over-the-Counter Preferred Drug List for Ohio Medicaid Plans
Updated 4/2/2024
Guidance for Prescribing a Spacer-Compatible Inhaled Steroid – West 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.
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.
PFK Quarterly Webinar: Pediatric Obesity
Melissa D. King, DO, FAAP, ABOM Diplomat, used the framework of the newly published AAP guidelines on the evaluation and treatment of obesity to explore case studies. The webinar occurred on February 15, 2024.
February 2024 Newsletter
February 2024 Newsletter
Prescribing Guidelines for Anxiety Disorders and Depression – West Region
These guidelines are designed to assist providers with screening and treating anxiety and depression.
Prescribing Guidelines for Nicotine Dependence – West 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.
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
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
January 2024 Newsletter
January 2024 Newsletter
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
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
December 2023 Newsletter
West Region
December 2023 Newsletter
Central Region
Oral Health in Well-Care Visits
Webinar Date: October 12, 2023 Presenter: Beau D. Meyer, DDS, MPH
Unified Preferred Drug List (UPDL) for Ohio Medicaid Plans – Central Region
Updated: 3/2024
Unified Preferred Drug List (UPDL) for Ohio Medicaid Plans – West Region
Updated: 3/2024
Pharmacy Coverage Updates – Central Region
Updated: 3/2024
Pharmacy Coverage Updates – West Region
Updated: 3/2024
The Efficacy, Safety, and Logistics of Nirsevimab for RSV Prevention 2.0
Webinar Date: September 25, 2023 Presenter: Pablo J. Sanchez, MD
Abnormal Menstrual Cycles
Webinar Date: August 30, 2023 Presenter: Cynthia Holland-Hall, MD, MPH
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
Antipsychotic Metabolic Monitoring Tool – West Region
Use this tool to guide metabolic monitoring for patients receiving atypical antipsychotics. Updated: 7/2023
Acne Prescribing Guidelines – West Region
Topics include: Treatment Goals; Treatment Considerations; Treatment Protocol Updated: 07/2023
Prescription Contraceptives Prescribing Guidelines – West 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
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 West Region resource guideline on how to manage functional constipation in a primary care setting along with important information regarding medication coverage.
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.
Worth the Shot: Increasing Immunization Rates
Webinar Date: April 26, 2023 Presenters: Kate Krueck, MD, and Matthew Washam, MD, MPH
Partners For Kids Medicaid Updates Webinar
Webinar Date: March 9, 2023
Humana Healthy Horizon Overview Presentation
AmeriHealth Caritas Overview Presentation
AmeriHealth Caritas
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Prescribing Guidelines – West 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: 02/2023
Pediatric Insomnia Prescribing Guidelines – West 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: 02/2023
Buckeye Health Plan
CareSource
Humana Healthy Horizons
Molina Healthcare
United Healthcare Community Plan
Prior Authorization Information for AmeriHealth Caritas
Asthma Prescribing Guidelines – West Region
Topics include: A clinical pathway detailing diagnosis, treatment and follow-up recommendations for asthma patients Updated: 01/2023
Prior Authorization Information for Buckeye Community Health Plan
Prior Authorization Information for CareSource
Prior Authorization Information for Humana Healthy Horizons
Prior Authorization Information for Molina HealthCare
Prior Authorization Information for United Healthcare Community Plan
Asthma in Primary Care
Webinar Date: January 16, 2023 Presenters: Lisa Ulrich, MD, Daniel Evans, MD, and Kelin Wheaton, PharmD, PhD
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: 04/2024
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
Ohio Medicaid
Health Ohio Network
(Commercial Plan)
Medicaid Managed Care Plans At-A-Glance
Contact information for multiple departments within each of the Medicaid Managed Care Plans
Managed Care Plan Rewards
Managed Care Plan Interpreter Services
Behavioral Health Webinar Series
The Behavioral Health Webinar Series equips pediatricians with the knowledge and resources to support your patients.
Implementation of a Depression Management Quality Improvement Program in the Community Practice Setting
Webinar Date: January 20, 2021
A Conversation on the NCH Inpatient Psychiatry Discharge
Webinar Date: April 28, 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”.
Infant Wellness: Reducing Infant Mortality and Prematurity
Webinar Date: May 19, 2021
Protect Your Patients: Updates in HIV Epidemiology, Treatment, and Prevention
Webinar Date: August 10, 2021
Back to School: The New Norm for Abnormal Times
Webinar Date: September 22, 2021 Presenter: Dr. Sara Bode
Smoking Cessation in the Pediatric Setting
Webinar Date: October 26, 2021 Presenter: Amy Gorenflo - Cessation Services Program Administrator, Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program, Ohio Department of Health
The Safety, Efficacy, and Logistics of COVID-19 Vaccination in Pediatrics
Webinar Date: November 15, 2021 Presenters: Pablo Sanchez, MD and Kyle Hickman, PharmD
Reproductive Healthcare: Considerations for LGBTQ Youth
Webinar Date: February 3, 2022 Presenter: Dr. Gayathri Chelvakumar
Nicotine Cessation Treatment for Adults & Centauri SSI Project
Webinar Date: May 5, 2022 Presenters: Kelsey K. Schmuhl, PharmD, BCACP, TTS & Mary DiOrio, MD, MPH
Constipation Management in Primary Care
Webinar Date: September 9, 2022 Presenters: Karla Vaz, MD, MEd, Ramakrishna Mutyala, MD, Michael Bates, MD, and Kelin Wheaton, PharmD, PhD
Pediacast CME
A podcast for providers