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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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NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Videos

Posted on: July 27, 2010

Medical Home

About Medical Home | For Providers | For Youth & Families

These presentations were part of the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Annual Conference.   The conference was held in Lisle, Illinois, June 4-5, 2010.  The session was videotaped on June 4, 2010.  The taping of the session is supported by a grant from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

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Obesity Prevention and Management CME

Posted on: July 26, 2010

Promoting Health

ICAAP’s Promoting Health obesity prevention initiatives aim to lower childhood obesity rates through its core projects that support pediatric practices and medical providers to provide the best quality of care through continuing medical education, quality improvement activities, linkages to community resources, and coordinated systems of care.

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