Just In Time

Just In Time
Building Brighter Futures for Children Dealing with Crisis

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Featuring keynote speaker
Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH
Commissioner
New York City Department of
Health and Mental Hygiene

November 12, 2014
Millennium Broadway Hotel
New York, New York

Presented by Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn
and the New York State American Academy of Pediatrics District II

This project is funded in part by AmeriCares and individual donations to
the American Academy of Pediatrics Friends of Children Fund.

NY Immunize Bookmarks

NY Immunize Bookmarks are Available!
Special Offer: 1,000 bookmarks can now be purchased for $25
(this price includes shipping and handling; there are no additional fees).
Supplies are limited; orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
To place your order, call Lane Press at: 518-438-7834
You will receive the bookmarks in 4 different colors:
Give them to your patients’ families to educate them about immunization facts.

See the flyer here.

Peds View

4th Annual Pediatric Nutrition Update

SAVE THE DATE!

NYS AAP’
4th Annual Pediatric Nutrition Update
  Friday, May 9, 2014

  New Yorker Hotel
New York, NY

TOPICS

New Approaches to Obesity Treatment
Sandra Hassink, MD, FAAP
AAP President Elect

Obesity and Bullying
Rebecca Puhl, PhD
Deputy Director
Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Prevention of Obesity: Lessons from Infant and Toddler Feeding Studies
Lisa Bailey-Davis, D.Ed
Research Investigator I
Geisinger Center for Health Research
Danville, PA

Why Pediatricians and Other Health Professionals Need to Know About Food Insecurity
Hans Kersten, MD, FAAP
Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA

The Role of Iron in Neonatal and Infant Neurodevelopment
Michael Georgieff, MD, FAAP
Martin Lenz Harrison Land Grant Chair
Professor in Pediatrics and the Institute of Child Development
Head, Division of Neonatology
Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital
Minneapolis, MN

Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy
Scott H. Sicherer, MD, FAAP
Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology
Jaffe Food Allergy Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Defining Pediatric Malnutrition in 2014
Mark R. Corkins, MD, CNSC, SPR, FAAP
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Memphis, TN

Advances in Feeding for Prematures Post Discharge
Larry Williams, MD
Senior Medical Director
Abbott Nutrition Research and Development – Pediatrics

Co-Chairs:
William Cochran, MD, FAAP & Marc S. Jacobson, MD, FAAP

 Additional Dinner Meeting on Thurs., May 8th

Vital Information

This Vital Information email is one in a series of communications to keep you up to date on issues important
to the practice of pediatrics in New York State.

In This Bulletin
Medicaid Payment Rule
Vaccine Safety…If Your Office Lost Power
Children’s Emotional Responses to Sandy
Medicaid/Medicare Payment Rule
NCQA Level One Payment
Update on NYS Exchange

Update Medicaid Payment Rule Implementation in New York State 2/22/2013

New York State has not yet chosen exactly how it will process the Medicaid Payment Rule.  But almost all pediatricians who see Medicaid patients will be eligible for the increased payments retroactive to January 1, 2013.   Once New York State makes its final decision about the procedure, you will be informed.

The information that you received from the National AAP is not relevant to New York State at this time.

There is nothing you need to do right now, and you will not be disadvantaged in any way.


Vaccine Safety…If Your Office Lost Power

How Best to Secure Your Vaccine Supply & Ordering Replacement Vaccines (VFC and Commercial)

Details and specific instructions from the NYSDOH and the NYC DOHMH are available in these two formal communications:

Children’s Emotional Responses to Sandy

Many children lost their homes, parts of their neighborhoods and are attending different schools. They are dealing with high levels of stress from parents and other family members.   Many are in shelters, or have been stuck in their own apartments or houses without heat or electricity for more than a week. Even children not directly in the path of the storm have been exposed to frightening media reports.  You may see the results of these emotional stressors in the children you care for.

Here are some resources available to help you help your child patients respond to fears and anxieties brought on by Superstorm Sandy:

Medicaid/Medicare Payment Rule

Now that the election is over and President Obama has been re-elected we know that the Medicaid/Medicare Payment Rule will be implemented. CMS, the federal agency working on Medicaid and Medicare, has issued its final rule. NYS is now actively planning for the design and implementation of the increased payments to pediatricians.

Your AAP District II (NYS) representatives are meeting with State Department of Health senior staff to provide input into the state’s planning. Our goal is to help design a simple, transparent process to get dollars from the federal government into the hands of primary care pediatricians.

For more information, please see the following documents:

NCQA Level One Payment

On January 1, 2013, New York State’s Medicaid program will no longer offer incentive payments to practices that have attained NCQA Level One. The State will continue payments to practices that are working toward or that attain Levels Two and Three.

The State defines its expectations in this letter to all physicians:

NYSDOH NCQA Payment Letter

Update on NYS Exchange

With the election over, NYS is moving full steam ahead with the implementation of its Health Insurance Exchange. The State has demonstrated the proposed internet universal portal to the State Exchange Advisory. It is apparent that New Yorkers will be purchasing insurance by internet within the next 12 months. It is imperative that you talk with your families about how to maintain their relationship with you as they are faced with various options to purchase insurance for themselves and their children.

If you need more information on any of the above issues, feel free to contact, Elie Ward, Director Policy & Advocacy, AAP District II (NYS), at eward@aap.net

Vital Information

This Vital Information email is one in a series of communications to keep you up to date on issues important
to the practice of pediatrics in New York State.

In This Bulletin
Medicaid Payment Rule
Vaccine Safety…If Your Office Lost Power
Children’s Emotional Responses to Sandy
Medicaid/Medicare Payment Rule
NCQA Level One Payment
Update on NYS Exchange

Update Medicaid Payment Rule Implementation in New York State 2/22/2013

New York State has not yet chosen exactly how it will process the Medicaid Payment Rule.  But almost all pediatricians who see Medicaid patients will be eligible for the increased payments retroactive to January 1, 2013.   Once New York State makes its final decision about the procedure, you will be informed.

The information that you received from the National AAP is not relevant to New York State at this time.

There is nothing you need to do right now, and you will not be disadvantaged in any way.


Vaccine Safety…If Your Office Lost Power

How Best to Secure Your Vaccine Supply & Ordering Replacement Vaccines (VFC and Commercial)

Details and specific instructions from the NYSDOH and the NYC DOHMH are available in these two formal communications:

Children’s Emotional Responses to Sandy

Many children lost their homes, parts of their neighborhoods and are attending different schools. They are dealing with high levels of stress from parents and other family members.   Many are in shelters, or have been stuck in their own apartments or houses without heat or electricity for more than a week. Even children not directly in the path of the storm have been exposed to frightening media reports.  You may see the results of these emotional stressors in the children you care for.

Here are some resources available to help you help your child patients respond to fears and anxieties brought on by Superstorm Sandy:

Medicaid/Medicare Payment Rule

Now that the election is over and President Obama has been re-elected we know that the Medicaid/Medicare Payment Rule will be implemented. CMS, the federal agency working on Medicaid and Medicare, has issued its final rule. NYS is now actively planning for the design and implementation of the increased payments to pediatricians.

Your AAP District II (NYS) representatives are meeting with State Department of Health senior staff to provide input into the state’s planning. Our goal is to help design a simple, transparent process to get dollars from the federal government into the hands of primary care pediatricians.

For more information, please see the following documents:

NCQA Level One Payment

On January 1, 2013, New York State’s Medicaid program will no longer offer incentive payments to practices that have attained NCQA Level One. The State will continue payments to practices that are working toward or that attain Levels Two and Three.

The State defines its expectations in this letter to all physicians:

NYSDOH NCQA Payment Letter

Update on NYS Exchange

With the election over, NYS is moving full steam ahead with the implementation of its Health Insurance Exchange. The State has demonstrated the proposed internet universal portal to the State Exchange Advisory. It is apparent that New Yorkers will be purchasing insurance by internet within the next 12 months. It is imperative that you talk with your families about how to maintain their relationship with you as they are faced with various options to purchase insurance for themselves and their children.

If you need more information on any of the above issues, feel free to contact, Elie Ward, Director Policy & Advocacy, AAP District II (NYS), at eward@aap.net

Fellowship Program for Health Professional and Health Policy Students

Applications now open for the Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship Program for Health Professional and Health Policy Students

Deadline April 8th, 2013

 

The New York Academy of Medicine is accepting applications for the Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship Program for Health Professional and Health Policy Students.  These Fellowships will provide stipends to support outstanding medical, dental, nursing, public health and public policy students wishing to participate in 8-10 week research and action programs and policy projects addressing the health needs of vulnerable urban populations. Student projects will focus on transforming health care delivery systems and improving access to high-quality, cost-effective care, including preventive services, for low-income, uninsured, and minority urban populations, and/or early childhood health and development. The Fellowship program will also include several leadership sessions throughout the Fellowship period.  Fellows will participate in a culminating event at which they will provide an oral presentation of their project, and will also be required to submit a written report within three months after the Fellowship period. On successfully completing the Fellowship, the students will join a Margaret Mahoney Fellows Alumni Association and will continue to be offered unique opportunities for career development.

There will be an initial cohort of 5-7 Fellows with a planned increase to 10 Fellows per year as funding permits. Students will receive a stipend of $4,500 and a travel allowance of $500.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must be students currently enrolled in medical, dental, nursing, public health, or public policy schools in the United States; must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, or authorized to work in the U.S. throughout the award period. Projects must be conducted over an 8-10 week period between June 1 and September 1 during the application year and must be conducted with or supervised by a senior professional mentor in an academic, government, or non-profit institution in the Greater New York/New Jersey area.  The program will develop sites for these experiences and match them with selected applicants, or applicants may propose their own mentors and projects during the application process.

Application Process

Applicants must complete an online application that requires uploading certain materials and forms. Click here to apply online.

For more information, please visit www.nyam.org/grants/mahoney.html

Questions? Please contact Mahoney@nyam.org

Adolescent Sexual Health Webinar Part 5

Adolescent Sexual Health Webinar Series:
Caring for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth
April 5, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Overview:

The last in this series from the NYS AAP, District II, the NYC STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, and Physicians for Reproductive Health, this webinar will focus on the needs of adolescent patients who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning their sexuality.

Speakers:

  • Donna Futterman, MD, FAAP
  • Warren Seigel, MD, FAAP

Tuition:

There is no charge to participate.

REGISTER ONLINE: 

 https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/487605094  

Accreditation:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Region II PTC. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ADOLESCENT SEXUAL HEALTH WEBINAR SERIES, Part 4

STD Treatment Guidelines: Managing emerging resistant gonorrhea and common STIs in primary care

DATE:  February 8, 2013 · 12pm – 1pm EST

PRESENTED BY:  AAP District II (NYS), in partnership with PRCH, & the NYC PTC

REGISTER ONLINE:   https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/249185150  (There is no fee to attend this CME online course)

SPEAKERS:

Karen Browner Elhanan, MD, FAAP

Gale Burnstein, MD, MPH, FAAP

ACCREDITATION:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Region II PTC. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ADOLESCENT SEXUAL HEALTH WEBINAR SERIES, Part 3

The “Other” Hormonal Contraception Methods: the Patch, the Ring, the Implant, & IUD

DATE:  January 25, 2013 · 12pm – 1pm EST

PRESENTED BY:  AAP District II (NYS), in partnership with PRCH, & the NYC PTC

REGISTER ONLINEhttps://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/353465558  (There is no fee to attend this CME online course)

SPEAKERS:

Amanda Jacobs, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Elizabeth Alderman, MD, FAAP
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

ACCREDITATION:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Region II PTC. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.