Ohio AAP and Medicaid MCOs are Partnering to Help Your Practice “Recover” from COVID-19 and Catch Up on Well Care and Immunizations

Well care and immunizations rates have dramatically decreased over the past several months.  Recent Medicaid data shows a 50 – 60% decrease in well care and immunization rates.  Ohio AAP and the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCO) of Ohio want to help practices “recover” from the recent impact of the COVID – 19 pandemic and support you in getting patients back into your office for well care and immunizations.

Our partnership will enhance interventions and resources available for your practice.  We aim to learn from your practice ways that Ohio’s MCOs can support your operations in key area such as transportation, billing/payment, and incentives.

We have partnered to develop a quality improvement project that will serve to deliver improved health outcomes and mitigate barriers for children around well care and immunization rates. Practice coaching will be utilized to support practices in making key interventions to support custom practice change around well care and immunizations.

Benefits for participating practices include:

-50 MOC Part IV Points

-10 MOC Part II Points

-COVID 1- 19 Recovery Resources

-Billing and Payment Coaching-Work closely with Ohio Medicaid Managed Care plans to improve patient care and outcomes and to ease your administrative burden

-Enhanced reimbursement through CPC for Kids 

Direct Well Care Benefits:

  • Outreach materials – including bilingual postcards
  • Training on developing and implementing clinic strategies for all clinic staff to focus on reminder and recall strategies and scheduling priorities
  • Posters and educational materials for families on WCC and sports physicals
  • Guidance on developing a system to identify the children overdue for WCC using clinic billing data or managed care plan data
  • Strategies to utilize opportunities to engage patients in well care when they are present in the clinic

Direct Immunization Benefits:

  • Increased immunization rate using IQIP (state registry) to track immunization status
  • Initiated reminder letters (bilingual) for children overdue for immunizations
  • Add reminder/recall outreach to medical assistant’s job description
  • Combined immunization reminder with WCV reminder (bilingual)
  • Exclusive access to resources on lead screening, dental care, healthy weight, mental health depression screening and more

Enroll today, space is limited! Contact Kristen Fluitt, MS at kfluitt@ohioaap.org with questions.

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