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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.
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.
Fluoride Varnish Billing and Reimbursement
A resource for providers explaining fluoride varnish billing and reimbursement.
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.
2024 Provider Incentive Plan Measures for Primary Care
Partners For Kids is pleased to share the primary care provider incentive plan measures have been approved.
QI Initiative Reduces Emergency Room Visits for Functional Constipation
From Pediatrics Nationwide by Katie Brind'Amour, PhD, MS, CHES - Published: October 2023
Impact of Pharmacist Alternative Therapy Interventions in a Pediatric Medicaid Population
By: Megan C McNicol, PharmD, BCACP; Kelin Wheaton, PharmD, PhD; Mahmoud Abdel-Rasoul, MS, MPH; Kathy E Monangai, PharmD; Sonya Sebastian, PharmD, BCACP - Published: July 2023
Healthy Children Toolkit for Primary Care – West Region
This toolkit from PFK provides information and resources on the provision of preventive care services including well care visits, immunizations, and lead screening.
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.
A Tool to Help Better Control Childhood Asthma
From The Collaboratory For Kids and Community Health - Published: March 2023
Electronic WIC / SNAP Tear-Off Pads
Partners For Kids has developed marketing materials to share with patients that may meet the eligibility criteria for the SNAP and WIC programs. Patients receiving these benefits will automatically be re-enrolled in Medicaid during the redetermination process.
West Central Region Materials for Medicaid Enrollment
Every person covered by Medicaid must have their eligibility determined annually, but that process has been suspended during the federal public health emergency of COVID-19. It is now expected that the public health emergency will end in mid-April 2023, and the redetermination process will resume. Providers have a role to play in ensuring your patients stay covered. Download materials to help.
PCP Change Request Form
SMART Patient Handout
A West Central Region patient facing tool to educate families on functional constipation that contains an action plan to guide patients through the clean-out process.
Provider Portal
The Partners For Kids Provider Portal is an online, interactive tool that helps us share the most up-to-date data available with contracted providers.
Qualifying for SSI – West Region
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a monthly financial benefit for families who have children with complex needs to help support their financial needs. This video describes specifics on who may qualify.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Fact Sheet for Patients & Families
A one-page handout for patients and families about Supplemental Security Income (SSI), who is eligible, and how to apply.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Brochure
A brochure for patients and families about Supplemental Security Income (SSI), who is eligible, and how to apply.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Frequently Asked Questions
A compilation of frequently asked questions by providers, including who is eligible to apply, alternative options, and how to refer patients to this benefit.
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
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
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
Duration of Home Oxygen Therapy in Young Children Enrolled in an Accountable Care Organization
From Annals of the American Thoracic Society Published: July, 2018
AI: A Data Scientist Explains How Deep and Shallow Learning Can Work Together to Create Cost Savings
From Healthcare IT News Published: April, 2018
Pharmacist Involvement in Population Health Management for a Pediatric Managed Medicaid Accountable Care Organization
From Children Published: July, 2019
What Makes Health Services Usable?: Insights from a qualitative study of caregivers of children with disabilities
From Health Care Management Review Published: August, 2019
Pediatric Managed Medicaid ACO Touts the Role of Pharmacists
From AIS Health Published: August, 2019
Using Practice Facilitation to Improve Depression Management in Rural Pediatric Primary Care Practices
From Pediatric Quality and Safety Published: May, 2020
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
Improving Pediatrician’s Behavioral Health Competencies through the Project ECHO Teleconsultation Model
From Clinical Pediatrics Published: September, 2020
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
Partners For Kids Progress Report
Download the Partners For Kids Progress Report. Published: April 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pediacast CME
A podcast for providers
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Guidance for RSV-Prophylaxis
Detailed description from the AAP on which high risk children qualify for palivizumab (Synagis®) treatment.
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
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
Credentialing Primer
Providers may credential through Partners For Kids and have access to all five managed Medicaid plans.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Referral Form
Complete this form for patients that could benefit from SSI, an assistance program for people who have disabilities and may face financial challenges. It helps pay for food, rent, and clothes.
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
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
Helping Hand: COVID-19
Information for patients on transmission, signs, symptoms, prevention, testing, isolation and treatment of COVID-19. Added March 24, 2020
CAP4Kids Community Resources During Coronavirus
Access COVID-19 resources from CAP4Kids.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Our Community vs. COVID 19
View an 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.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Medication Safety Alert
Review information about COVID-19 vaccinations. Added May 11, 2021
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 Nov. 15, 2021 Partners For Kids webinar.
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
Reproductive Health Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the adolescent reproductive health quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
Provider HEDIS Tip Sheet 2020
Healthy Children Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the healthy children (well care) 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.
Emergency Department Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the emergency department 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
Asthma Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the asthma quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the ADHD quality improvement coaching project for primary care practices.
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.
Quality Improvement Coaching Program Rollout
Process for beginning a quality improvement coaching project in your practice.
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.
Prioritizing On-Time Vaccination
Informational handout discussing helpful tips on how to identify patients who need vaccines and how PFK can help.
7 Day Follow Up Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the 7 Day Follow Up quality improvement coaching project for behavioral health organizations.
Patient Engagement in Psychosocial Services Quality Improvement Project
An overview of the Patient Engagement quality improvement coaching project for behavioral health organizations.
Well Care Visits & BMI Assessment
Informational handout discussing helpful tips on engaging all children for annual well care visits and weight assessments/counseling.