2021 NEAAP Virtual Fall Conference

Join us for this year’s conference featuring Lee Savio Beers, MD, MPH, FAAP, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Catch up on the latest information related to Nebraska child death review, neonatal fever guidelines, developmental hip displasia, pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric neurosurgery, updates to asthma guidelines and the newly created Nebraska Pediatric Crisis Standards of Care.

CME Designation Statement:

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is accredited by the Nebraska Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of one (5.25) AMA PRA Category I CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABP MOC Part 2 Credit Designation:

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation & post-test component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose
of granting ABP MOC credit
.

Covid-19 Updated Guidance

Nebraska AAP Back to School Guidance: Vaccine and masks recommended, exposed individuals isolate according to CDC guidelines (8/21)

AAP Back-to-School Communications Toolkit: Resources to communicate with parents, schools and community (8/21)

AAP News: AAP: Masks encouraged for camp, child care, school to prevent COVID-19

News Release: Children Ages 2 and Up Who Aren’t Fully Vaccinated Should Continue to Wear Face Masks, the American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends

HealthyChildren.org Article: Face Masks for Children During COVID-19

AAP Town hall takeaways: Experts give answers on COVID-19 vaccine for 12+, dispel myths

After working to carry forward COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for adolescents 12 years and older, Amanda Cohn, M.D., FAAP, expressed relief at being able to take her daughter to receive her first dose.

Dr. Cohn, executive secretary of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), joined an AAP town hall that provided updates on COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents and discussed myths circulating online. Also participating in the virtual meeting were Yvonne “Bonnie” Maldonado, M.D., FAAP, chair of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases (COID), and Anne R. Edwards, M.D., FAAP, AAP chief population health officer.

The AAP and CDC recently released recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines in children and adolescents. Both organizations support coadministration of COVID-19 vaccine with other routine child and adolescent vaccines….

Read the rest of the article.

NEAAP Advocacy Resources

Voices for Children

Through its “Vote Kids Nebraska” project, Voices for Children recently asked legislative candidates across Nebraska questions about their stances on youth issues so you don’t have to!

View the survey results from our Nebraska legislative candidates

Webinars on Advocacy Basics:

Identify Your Nebraska Senatorhttps://nebraskalegislature.gov/senators/senator_find.php

AAP State Advocacy Resourceswww.aap.org/stateadvocacy

Contact the AAP State Advocacy Teamstgov@aap.org

Voices for Children 2020 Pro-Kid Legislative Scorecardhttps://voicesforchildren.com/2020scorecard/

Coronavirus Information and Resources

The recent outbreaks and now pandemic of novel Coronavirus have many providers looking for most up-to-date information to care for patients and families concerned about how to care for and keep their children safe. The NE Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the resources below.

For all, the CDC website provides comprehensive information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The CDC funds state-level programs to detect, prevent, respond to, and contain HAI and AR pathogens.

https://www.cdc.gov/hai/stateplans/state-hai-plans/ne.html

Updated COVID-19 Clinician Resources Webpage Now Live

At LearnToVaccinate.org, clinicians will find a searchable database of accredited CE activities and links to key articles and other relevant, timely materials.

The AAP COVID-19 resources home page
https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/

The AAP clinical guidance for pediatricians: https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/#ClinicalGuidance

MIS-C clinical guidance from AAP:
https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/multisystem-inflammatory-syndrome-in-children-mis-c-interim-guidance/

Telehealth Resources:
Coverage and Reimbursement
CMS Fact Sheet [cms.gov] on Medicare telehealth
CMS FAQs [lnks.gd] on Medicare telehealth
CMS chart [cms.gov] on Medicare telehealth
CMS guidance [medicaid.gov] on Medicaid telehealth
CMS state guidance [medicaid.gov] on Medicaid telehealth
AAP guidance for telehealth coding updated in March

Legal
OIG Policy Statement [oig.hhs.gov] on telehealth
OIG Fact Sheet [oig.hhs.gov] on telehealth
AMA Chart of State Telehealth Laws [ama-assn.org]

Practice Guidelines
AMA Quick Guide to Telemedicine in Practice [ama-assn.org]
AMA Guidance [ama-assn.org]for Ethical Practice in Telemedicine
American Telemedicine Association Practice Guidelines [americantelemed.org]
American Health Information Management Association Telemedicine Toolkit [healthsectorcouncil.org]

Technical Support/Misc.
Telemedicine Quick Set-up Guide in Response to COVID-19 National Emergency [ama-assn.org] developed by Drs. Sylvia Romm, Adam Maghrabi, Tisha Rowe, Aditi Joshi
Providing Preventative Care via Telehealth (Code like a surgeon)

The AAP guidance for families: https://www.healthychildren.org/english/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus.aspx

National AAP Advocacy Initiatives:
federaladvocacy.aap.org

Nebraska DHHS Statewide Case Map (includes hospital capacity data):
https://nebraska.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/4213f719a45647bc873ffb58783ffef3