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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Unified Preferred Drug List (UPDL) for Ohio Medicaid Plans – West Region
Updated: 1/2024
Pharmacy Coverage Updates – West Region
Updated: 1/2024
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.
Antipsychotic Metabolic Monitoring Tool – West Region
Use this tool to guide metabolic monitoring for patients receiving atypical antipsychotics. Updated: 7/2023
Acute Otitis Externa and Otitis Media with Tympanostomy Tube Otorrhea Prescribing Guidelines – West Region
Topic included: Guidance for Selection of Topical Therapy 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
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
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
Asthma Prescribing Guidelines – West Region
Topics include: A clinical pathway detailing diagnosis, treatment and follow-up recommendations for asthma patients Updated: 01/2023
Influenza Prescribing Guidelines – West Region
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
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.