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Illinois Physician Groups Promote Breastfeeding Education, Support and Awareness

Posted on: September 23, 2011

Calls on Physicians to Advocate within Area Hospitals to Implement Baby-Friendly Steps

Three state-wide provider groups issued a statement today (available for download here) mobilizing their physician members to support breastfeeding through implementation of evidence-based practices and to work within hospitals to increase breastfeeding rates in Illinois to improve maternal and child health. Rates of breastfeeding initiation, duration and exclusivity in Illinois are lower than the national average, despite studies that show breastfeeding’s role in fighting childhood obesity and providing health benefits for nursing mothers.

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ICAAP Supports Fuel Up to Play 60

Posted on: September 12, 2011

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and ICAAP has signed on as a supporter of the Midwest Dairy Council’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school program now in more than 70,000 schools nationwide, including 10,000 in the midwest, committed to making children’s health a nationwide priority by motivating students to take charge of their own wellness.

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New Trainings for Early Intervention

Posted on: August 29, 2011

ICAAP and its partners, Advocate Health Care Healthy Steps, the Illinois EI Training Program, and the Illinois Bureau of EI, are proud to offer a series of four new trainings from the Coordinating Care between EI and the Primary Care Medical Home Project.

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Reach Out and Read Illinois Launches Redesigned Website

Posted on: August 3, 2011

Reach Out and Read Illinois is pleased to announce the launch of a redesigned and interactive website to serve health professionals and families interested in early literacy. This effort by Reach Out and Read Illinois seeks to further promote its mission of preparing Illinois children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Learn more about Reach Out and Read at the new website, www.reachoutandreadillinois.org.

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ICAAP Congratulates La Rabida on NCQA Recognition

Posted on: July 15, 2011

In November 2006 La Rabida Premier Kids began working with ICAAP in the Illinois Medical Home Project. During their four years working together, La Rabida’s  Quality Improvement team made many achievements while becoming a medical home. These include greater parent participation and increased family-centered care; implementation of new care coordination tools for patients who see multiple providers; and greater clinic accessibility for patients. This partnership led La Rabida Children’s Hospital to apply for and win NCQA Recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.

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2011 Medical Home Newsletter

Posted on: June 20, 2011

The 2011 Annual Medical Home Newsletter is here! The newsletter provides updates on what is happening to promote medical home implementation across Illinois.   Many of the highlighted projects and programs are made possible by the generous support of the Chicago Community Trust, the Michael Reese Health Trust, and the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, to name a few. 

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Reach Out and Read Illinois First Book Campaign

Posted on: May 19, 2011

Help us Prepare Illinois Children for Success in School

Reach Out and Read Illinois is partnering with First Book to bring books to 3,000 children growing up in low income communities.  Through First Book, Reach Out and Read will receive 3,000 brand new children’s books for $0.35 each!  This great deal is only available to us for a short time; please help purchase the books by donating today.

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The Illinois Chapter is now handling its own billing

Posted on: May 19, 2011

In order to provide better service and improve communication with our members, we at ICAAP are pleased to announce that we will be handling our own membership billing for fiscal year 2012, beginning July 1, 2011.  This means you will no longer see your Illinois Chapter dues included on your National AAP billing statement.

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Building Community-Based Medical Homes Provides Advanced Training for QI Teams

Posted on: December 9, 2010

September 25, 2010

Medical home is widely regarded as the most promising model for reforming primary care and is considered to be particularly critical for children with special health care needs.

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Changes in Billing for Fluoride Varnish

Posted on: November 4, 2010


Effective September 1, 2010, the HFS procedure code for fluoride varnish has been changed to D1206. The former code will be active until December 31, 2010. After that time, claims using D1203 will be rejected. Please update your billing systems accordingly.  

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