PRESENTATIONS and ONLINE WEBINARS
DON'T MISS THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION THIS WEEK!
"Building Patient Centered Medical Homes
For Children in Rhode Island"
The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Annual Meeting and Dinner CME event
On Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fee: $35 for RI AAP members and $20 for Residents/Fellows
Registration deadline: November 29, 2013
There will be a one hour business meeting during dinner to update chapter members on the work of the RIAAP
Elizabeth Lange MD, FAAP and Patricia Flanagan MD, FAAP
will present an initiative for Patient Centered Medical Homes for Children in Rhode Island
Come learn about:
Elements of a Patient Centered Medical Home
Quality improvement for practice transformation
A Pediatric Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative in RI
Mail registration form and payment to:
RI Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics
Attention: Frank Donahue
December 2013 CME
PO Box 20365
Cranston, RI 02920
The Rhode Island Department of Health announces the following event and respectfully requests your participation:
Getting to Zero:
2013 HIV & STD Summit
on Prevention, Testing, & Care
December 3rd, 2013
Radisson Hotel Providence Airport
Bradley Hospital is pleased to announce its new Bradley Conference series designed to provide education to both professionals and/or parents and guardians.
Continuing education credits are available for all workshops. Light snacks and beverages will be offered. Registration is $99. Visit www.bradleyconference.org to register.
The 2013 “Trauma-Informed Care Series, Looking Through the Lens of Trauma©” offers a choice of three sessions. Please join Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD as she explores major concepts underlying a trauma informed approach.
An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care for Inpatients and Residential Settings
Thursday, December 5, 2013
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
This presentation explores major concepts underlying a trauma informed approach with residents or inpatients from any subgroup across the age span. Trauma can stem from many places including disability, loss, abuse, neglect, unwanted change, disability, or violence exposure. Join us as we peer through the lens of trauma to challenge our thinking about human behavior and our responses to it. Anyone interested in creating a gentler and more therapeutic setting across any age group may find this material of interest.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Anxiety Disorders
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Speaker: Greta Francis, PhD, ABPP, Division of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Bradley Hospital
Beverages and light snacks will be offered
Research Studies and Announcements
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island has uncovered a disturbing trend in its chart auditing. Make corrections in your practice!
There have been many instances where pediatricians are not documenting their vaccine counseling appropriately for the codes they are using.
In order to use vaccine administration codes 90460/61, the physician must provide vaccine counseling and document the counseling for each vaccine.If not, the physician is not documenting or coding properly. This oversight rightfully may result in corrective action from the payers.
The minimum agreed upon verbiage is provided for you here:
VIS given for vaccine (insert vaccine name). The physician provided counseling on the diseases to be vaccinated against as well as the risk and benefits of providing and withholding the recommended vaccines for today. All questions from the parents were answered and the parents verbalized understanding, and agreed to give vaccines today.
For further questions, members can contact Peter Pogacar, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org or your Neighborhood Provider Representative.
PROMOTING PEDIATRIC CODING EXCELLENCE
A new online resource dedicated to providing members with a range of coding resources designed to accurately capture services, ensure timely payment, and help implement best business practices that support quality patient care has launched. This site will house all free coding resources, including those for subspecialty pediatrics, a dedicated site for ICD-10-resources, and links to coding newsletters, webinars, Coding for Pediatrics supplemental information, and more.
For additional practice management content, visit Practice Support.
RI AAP NATIONAL PEDIATRICIAN WORKFORCE SURVEY – COMING SOON
The AAP Committee on Pediatric Workforce (COPW) is conducting an online survey of our RI chapter members in the beginning of December 2013.
The results will provide important pediatrician workforce data that we can use in our state advocacy efforts and chapter planning. It will also help the AAP at the national level to better advocate for our workforce needs. We strongly urge your participation!
The survey is electronic and should take about 10 minutes for chapter members to complete. The survey will be sent from AAP national office. Please be on the lookout for an email with your link to the survey on about the week of December 2nd - just after Thanksgiving. (You may need to check your spam folder too).
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the COPW chair, Mary Rimsza MD FAAP at email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for your time
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AN IMPORTANT PEDIATRIC JOB OPPORTUNITY!!!
HIRING PART-TIME PEDIATRICIAN FOR THE MEDICAL/PSYCHIATRIC INPATIENT PROGRAM AT HASBRO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL:
Seeking part-time pediatrician (20 hours per week) to provide care for patients on Medical/Psychiatric Inpatient Program of a tertiary care children's hospital. Hours flexible. Weekend call approximately every fifth weekend.
Will work in multidisciplinary team, in close collaboration with other professional disciplines (child psychiatry, psychology, social work, mental health clinicians, nursing, nutrition, pediatric medical specialties) to evaluate and treat children and adolescents with a wide range of medical and psychiatric conditions. (This inpatient program is unique in that patients admitted typically present with both medical and psychiatric issues.) While working to establish accurate medical diagnoses, pediatrician will also look to developmental, psychological and familial/social factors that may be contributing to physical complaints.
Working together with an attending physician colleague with combined board certification in pediatric medicine and psychiatry, the pediatrician hired will also assess patients' medical needs and relative appropriateness for the program prior to admission by way of collateral contact with outpatient providers and review of available medical records. In conjunction with the psychiatric and pediatric subspecialty teams, pediatrician will work with patients and their families to help develop integrated inpatient treatment plans and to assist in arranging for outpatient, ongoing follow-up.
There is ample opportunity to participate in clinical research and quality improvement projects if interested. Program development and scholarly activities are supported and encouraged. Excellent communication skills and an ability and eagerness to work within a multidisciplinary team are important.
Please contact Dr. Patricia Flanagan (401 444-5648) or Dr. Matthew Willis (401-444-4549; firstname.lastname@example.org ) with questions.