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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.
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
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.
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.
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 Provider Incentive Plan Measures for Primary Care
Partners For Kids is pleased to share the primary care provider incentive plan measures have been approved.
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
December 2023 Newsletter
West Region
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prevention Resource
Partners For Kids has developed an RSV toolkit where you will find communication from Partners For Kids on RSV, nirsevimab updates, materials that help explain the importance of RSV prevention, and recommendations for using nirsevimab to patients.
Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) Toolkit
The comprehensive primary care (CPC) toolkit has been developed to assist primary care practices and providers in navigating the CPC program. The toolkit highlights a curated list of items, including a CPC overview, enrollment information, an overview of activity metrics, and how Partners For Kids can support practices in the CPC program.
November 2023 Newsletter
West Region
Oral Health in Well-Care Visits
Webinar Date: October 12, 2023 Presenter: Beau D. Meyer, DDS, MPH
October 2023 Newsletter
West Region
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: 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
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
Acne Prescribing Guidelines – West Region
Topics include: Treatment Goals; Treatment Considerations; Treatment Protocol Updated: 07/2023
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.
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
Partners For Kids Medicaid Updates Webinar
Webinar Date: March 9, 2023
Humana Healthy Horizon Overview Presentation
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.
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
CareSource
Humana Healthy Horizons
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.
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
PCP Change Request Form
Prior Authorization Information for CareSource
Prior Authorization Information for Humana Healthy Horizons
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.
Care Navigation Rights and Responsibilities
Rights and Responsibilities for patients enrolled within the PFK Care Navigation program.
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.
Ohio Medicaid
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
Lifeline Communication Resources
Learn about the eligibility criteria and complete list of service providers who offer communication resources through the federally-funded Lifeline program.
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
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
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.
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 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.