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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.
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.
November 2022 Newsletter
South Central / Southeast Region
Unified Preferred Drug List for Ohio Medicaid Plans
Updated: 10/2022
Pharmacy Coverage Updates
Updated: 10/2022
Antipsychotic Metabolic Monitoring Tool
Use this tool to guide metabolic monitoring for patients receiving atypical antipsychotics. Updated: 12/2020
Empiric Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections
Use this tool for diagnosing and empirically treating a suspected sexually transmitted infection. Updated: 09/2022
Prescribing Guidelines for Nicotine Dependence
Topics includes Screening and diagnostic tools, first-Line behavioral modifications and external support, recommended medication and nicotine replacement therapies, and treatment time frame recommendations Updated: 10/2022
Prescribing Guidelines for Pediatric Insomnia
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
Prescribing Guidelines for Acne
Topics include: Treatment Goals; Treatment Considerations; Treatment Protocol Updated: 09/2021
Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Otitis Externa and Otitis Media with Tympanostomy Tube Otorrhea
Topic included: Guidance for Selection of Topical Therapy Updated: 12/2021
Prescribing Guidelines for Anxiety Disorders and Depression
Topics include: Screening recommendations for anxiety and depression, treatment options for anxiety and depression, and clinical pearls for common medication options. Updated: 09/2021
Prescribing Guidelines for Asthma
Topics include: A clinical pathway detailing diagnosis, treatment and follow-up recommendations for asthma patients Updated: 07/2022
Prescribing Guidelines for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
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: 03/2022
Prescribing Guidelines for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Topics include: Prescribing Options for Infant and Older Child; Available Dosage Formulations; Non-pharmacologic considerations Updated: 09/2021
Prescribing Guidelines for Head Lice
Topics include: Pediculocidal vs. Ovicidal Agents; Treatment Failure; Head Lice Medication List Updated: 10/2021
Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections
Topics include: Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Pharyngitis; Acute Otitis Media (AOM); Sinusitis; Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP); Choosing Augmentin™ Formulations Updated: 10/2022
Prescribing Guidelines for Prescription Contraceptives
Topics include: Selecting a Prescription Contraceptive; Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs); Injectable Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera®); Oral Contraceptives; Patch or Ring Updated: 01/2021
Prescribing Guidelines for Urinary Tract Infections
Topics include: General Management; Treatment of UTI in Children; Follow-up of Urine Culture Results; When to Refer Updated: 8/2021
PCP Change Request Form
Prior Authorization Information for United Healthcare Community Plan
Prior Authorization Information for Molina HealthCare
Prior Authorization Information for CareSource
Prior Authorization Information for Buckeye Community Health Plan
United Healthcare Community Plan
Paramount Healthcare
Ohio Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
CareSource
Buckeye Health Plan
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
Fact Sheet What You Should Know Before Going to the Emergency Room
Well Child Check Poster
Poster describing the importance of annual checkups.
October 2022 Newsletter
South Central / Southeast Region
Well Child Check Handout
Handout describing the importance of annual checkups.
September 2022 Newsletter
South Central / Southeast Region
Suicide Prevention Resources
Immediate crisis resources, prevention resources for families, resources for bereaved families and suicide support communities.
August 2022 Newsletter
South Central / Southeast Region
July 2022 Newsletter
South Central / Southeast Region
Menu of Contraceptive Options
Patient education materials describing contraceptive options.
Managing Your Child’s Asthma
Poster with tips for managing asthma.
Managed Care Plan Rewards
Managed Care Plan Interpreter Services
Lifeline Communication Resources
Learn about the eligibility criteria and complete list of service providers who offer communication resources through the federally-funded Lifeline program.
Helping Hands
Access these patient education materials on a variety of health-related topics and medical conditions.
Health Related Social Needs Resources
One pager with food, housing, utilities, and transportation resources that may be able to help you and your family!
CAP4Kids – Free Resources for Families Outside of Central Ohio
CAP4Kids – Free Resources for Families in Central Ohio
Asthma Action Plan
Asthma action plan that can be completed in your office.
Why Masks Should be on Your Back-to-School List This Fall
Nationwide Children's recommends that all children returning to in-person school wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. View this blog post to share with your patient families on why it's so important to keep your kids safe.
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.
Top 10 Best Practices to Improve Well-Care Visit Compliance by Patients and Families
Suggestions for practices to achieve well-care visit compliance.
Suicide Prevention Resources
Immediate crisis resources, prevention resources for families, resources for bereaved families and suicide support communities.
Social Media Best Practices
A document that gives an overview of best practices for content creation on your office’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
Reducing No-show Appointments in Pediatric Patients
Tips on how to reduce no-shows.
Participating Provider Health Plan Capacity Form
Click to download and complete.
Nexplanon Breakthrough Bleeding Toolkit
This toolkit from BC4Teens provides management and treatment options for patients on Nexplanon with breakthrough bleeding.
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
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
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.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Guidance for RSV-Prophylaxis
Detailed description from the AAP on which high risk children qualify for palivizumab (Synagis®) treatment.
Credentialing Primer
Providers may credential through Partners For Kids and have access to all five managed Medicaid plans.
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
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.
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
COVID-19 Information for Patients and Families
Learn about the steps Nationwide Children’s Hospital is taking to keep patients, families and staff sate as it reopens services. Added: May 21, 2020
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.
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.
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 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 Coordination Participation in Patient Visits FAQ
FAQ about Care Coordination role in patient visits and how this participation plays an active and impactful role in positive patient outcomes.
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.
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.