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

NEAAP 2020 Fall Pediatric Conference Presentations

The presentation slides from the October 30, 2020 Nebraska AAP Fall Pediatrics Conference are available below:

#CallYourPediatrician #PlaySafePlayWell Social Media Resources

Well-check & Immunization Resources:
Toolkit on AAP.org (variety of social media graphic in a variety of platforms)

Sports Physical Resources:

Example 1: 
Ensure your athlete has the best opportunity for rewarding and safe sports participation, make sure to check in yearly with your pediatrician!  #Callyourpediatrician #playsafeplaywell
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/sports/Pages/Sports-Physical-PPE.aspx

Example 2:
All children should receive a sports physical as a part of their yearly wellness evaluation from their pediatrician in their medical home.  #Callyourpediatrician #playsafeplaywell 
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/sports/Pages/Sports-Physical-PPE.aspx

Example 3:
What can you do to prevent overuse injuries in your child? 
#Callyourpediatrician
#Playsafeplaywell
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/injuries-emergencies/sports-injuries/Pages/Preventing-Overuse-Injuries.aspx

Example 4:
Prevent sudden cardiac death in athletes–schedule your child’s sports physical with your pediatrician.
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/injuries-emergencies/sports-injuries/Pages/Sudden-Cardiac-Death.aspx
#Callyourpediatrician
#Playsafeplaywell 

Example 5:
Help your girl athlete succeed and thrive!  Know about the female athlete triad and how to prevent it.
#Callyourpediatrician
#Playsafeplaywell
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/injuries-emergencies/sports-injuries/Pages/Female-Athlete-Triad.aspx

Example 6:
Kids can have high blood pressure, too!  Get your child checked annually and make sure they can #PlaysafePlaywell
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/heart/Pages/High-Blood-Pressure-in-Children.aspx
#Callyourpediatrician

NEAAP 2019 Fall Pediatric Conference Presentations

The presentation slides from the October 11, 2019 Nebraska AAP Fall Pediatrics Conference are available below: