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Obesity-related Web-based Quality Improvement MOC IV Activity

Posted on: March 22, 2017

Building Healthy Habits With Families in Your Practice is available now on ICAAP’s learning management system, icaap.remote-learner.net.

This is a self-paced, expert-developed, ABP approved web-based QI activity. Complete the activity within your own practice on your own time. Accompanying education includes: Nutrition for Obesity Prevention and Treatment*, Physical Activity Guidelines and Counseling for Children and Adolescents**, and Connecting Patients to Community Resources**.

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140+ Physicians from Leading Pediatric Health Organization in IL Endorse the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Act

Posted on: May 28, 2015

More than 140 physicians from ICAAP announced their endorsement today of the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Act. The HEAL Act invests in community prevention and Medicaid, through a small tax on sugary drinks.

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Guide on Creating Baby-Friendly Communities Now Available

Posted on: March 24, 2015

Creating Baby-Friendly Communities in Illinois: Strategies for Successful Collaboration between Hospitals and Local Health Departments is now available in PDF and printed form. This guide is a result of a recent collaborative project between ICAAP and the Illinois Department of Public Health’s We Choose Health Initiative, which aimed to assist fifteen Illinois hospitals and their local health departments on their journey through the Baby-Friendly Pathway. Creating Baby-Friendly Communities in Illinois highlights four hospital success stories as an example for others to follow in their own pursuit of Baby-Friendly designation.

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Presentation on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Now Available for Grand Rounds

Posted on: March 20, 2015

Promoting Healthy Beverage Consumption, a presentation developed and presented by Dr. Goutham Rao, Co-Chair of the ICAAP Health Care Provider Campaign on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, and Mary Elsner, JD, Director of ICAAP Obesity Prevention Initiatives, is now available to view in recorded form. Members of the ICAAP Health Care Provider Advisory Group on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages have recently conducted Grand Rounds presentations of Promoting Healthy Beverage Consumption at the following institutions:  Southern Illinois University, Rush University Medical Center, Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, and Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. If you would like a copy of the presentation slides to use for a Grand Rounds presentation at your institution, please contact Sarah Nau, Manager of ICAAP Obesity Prevention Initiatives, at snau@illinoisaap.com.

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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Materials Available for Your Practice

Posted on: November 14, 2014

As part of the Rethink Your Drink campaign on sugar-sweetened beverages, ICAAP and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) are distributing educational materials that you can use in your practice to raise awareness about the health costs of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and the strategies available to address them. These materials include:

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Upcoming Free Webinar on the Baby-Friendly Physician’s Office

Posted on: August 25, 2014

On Thursday, September 25, 2014, from noon-1:00pm, ICAAP will be hosting a free, We Choose Health Baby-Friendly project webinar, “Supporting Breastfeeding: The Baby-Friendly Physician’s Office.”  The webinar, which will be presented by Karen Federici, MD, IBCLC, FABM, will discuss the benefits, characteristics, and strategies of a baby-friendly physician office. She will explain how physicians can support breastfeeding within their practice, while getting reimbursed for doing so.   She will also provide a framework for effective collaboration with lactation consultants, WIC, and other community organizations. To register for this event, please click here.

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Updated Practice Materials to Promote the Rethink Your Drink Campaign

Posted on: July 25, 2014

ICAAP and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) are distributing new, updated practice setting materials to promote the Rethink Your Drink campaign on sugar-sweetened beverages. The materials, available in both English and Spanish, include educational brochures, posters, and postcards, along with informational handouts regarding the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Act can be found and downloaded for free here. For more information or to join in campaign efforts, please contact Mary Elsner, ICAAP Campaign and Obesity Prevention Initiatives Director at at 312/733-1026, ext 220, or melsner@illinoisaap.com.

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ICAAP Committee on Obesity Secures Answers from HFS on Payment for Weight Management Visits

Posted on: April 30, 2014

In response to questions raised by ICAAP members, ICAAP’s Committee on Obesity, chaired by Dr. Karen Walker, sought clarification from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) about provisions in its recent pediatric weight management provider notice, Revised – BMI Assessment and Obesity-related Weight Management Follow-up among Children and Adolescents: Documentation and Claims Coding Instructions. The provider notice was published on January 24, 2014 and is available on the HFS website and as a PDF. Specifically, ICAAP asked HFS for further clarification of the circumstances under which weight management evaluation and management (E&M) visits solely for the diagnosis of overweight/obesity will be paid. These questions and their accompanying answers can be downloaded in PDF form here.

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IL HFS Directs Enrolled Providers to Document Patient Weight Assessment in Billing Claims

Posted on: January 10, 2014

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) issued a new directive on pediatric weight management documentation and claims coding in October 2013. The directive, BMI Assessment and Obesity-related Weight Management Follow-up among Children and Adolescents: Documentation and Claims Coding Instructions, was published in an informational notice and is posted on the HFS website (a PDF can be downloaded here). The informational notice applies to the following enrolled health care providers:  physicians, advanced practice nurses, federally qualified health centers, encounter rate clinics, hospitals, local education agencies, local health departments, and school-based/linked health centers.

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HFS Issues New Directive on Pediatric Weight Management

Posted on: December 4, 2013

On October 3, 2013, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) issued a new directive on pediatric weight management documentation and claims coding. The directive, BMI Assessment and Obesity-related Weight Management Follow-up among Children and Adolescents: Documentation and Claims Coding Instructions, was published in a provider informational notice and is posted on the HFS website (a PDF can be downloaded here).

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