2020 Vision for Your Practice

Vision plays an important role in children’s physical, cognitive, and social development and supports Governor Mike DeWine’s “Opportunity for Every Ohio Kid” initiatives. According to Executive Order 2019-02D, which creates the Governor’s Children’s Initiative, “just 41 percent of children arrive at kindergarten with the essential language, social, and mathematical skills to be successful in school, and just 24 percent of Ohio’s economically disadvantaged fourth graders read at grade level.” Addressing children’s vision problems early leads to improved school readiness, word recognition, reading ability, positive self-esteem and social engagement, stronger graduation rates and more productive citizens. Giving Ohio’s children the proper development and skills to be successful when they are young is a keystone that can help Ohio’s children reach their full potential.

The Preschool Vision Screening QI project is designed to help Medicaid primary health care practice sites improve vision screening practices, reduce disparities in receipt of preventive vision services, guide uniform best practices in children’s vision and eye health, and measure  impact of the new unbundled billing of vision services. Receive practice coaching and support to help your practice improve vision screening for your patients and maximize reimbursement.

Contact Kristen Fluitt at kfluitt@ohioaap.org if you are interested or want more information.

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