CTC-RI / PCMH Kids has been working to support practices that provide care for children and adolescents so that children can obtain well-child care (including immunizations/screenings) within the context of patient-centered medical home. Especially important this year is for children and adolescents to obtain the influenza vaccine. At this month's Practice Reporting and Best Practice Sharing meeting, Janet Limoges, KIDSNET Provider Relations Representative, provided information on how practices can identify children due for vaccine #1 and how to identify children in need of vaccine #2. Reports include information when immunizations have been given in non-primary care settings. Cameron Condry, Network Engagement Manager, BCBSRI provided an update on the Nurse Care Manager Care Management program including reporting options. Practice performance on immunization, lead screening and access to well-child care was shared and well as applications open for Learning Collaboratives (RI MomsPRN and Telehealth Using Technology to Improve Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions).
Practices continue to demonstrate steady improvement in providing families with access to well-child care as summarized below.