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Medical Home Resources for Providers

Posted on: July 23, 2013

A medical home is an approach to providing primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective. In a medical home, the primary care team develops a trusting relationship with the family and works as a partner to assure that all of the child’s needs are met.

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Illinois Opens Transition Web-Based Trainings to National Audience!

Posted on: June 25, 2013

The Illinois Transition Care Project (a partnership between Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and UIC-Specialized Care for Children) received MOC Part IV approval from all three primary care boards for its web-based trainings. Course enrollment is now open nationally here. The project offers two separate curricula. The pediatric course offers 15 CME PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 25 Maintenance of Certification Part IV points (approved by the American Board of Pediatrics). The adult medicine course offers 10 CME PRA Category 1 Credits™, 20 Maintenance of Certification Self-Evaluation credits (approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine) and 20 MC-FP Part IV points (approved by the American Board of Family Medicine). For more information, please review this article on the trainings and view the informational flyers for the pediatric course and adult-oriented courses for internal medicine and family medicine.

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2012 Illinois Medical Home Annual Newsletter

Posted on: November 9, 2012

The 6th edition of the Illinois Medical Home Annual Newsletter is now available. Newsletter articles include the evaluation results from the Building Community-Based Medical Homes for Children program, an update on the Illinois Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act Quality Improvement Demonstration Project, information on how to enroll in ICAAP programs, and information on how to assess a practice’s “Medical Homeness.”

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Building Medical Homes for the Ambulatory and Community Health Network of Cook County Webpage

Posted on: June 21, 2012

The Building Medical Homes for the ACHN of Cook County webpage is now available. The page features information about the grant, site information, materials from the first Learning Session, and medical home resources. The goals of the program are to spread the Illinois Medical Home Model within the ACHN and provide intensive support to five high-volume pediatric clinics to establish a medical home quality improvement process and improve care coordination.

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Initial Core Children’s Health Care Quality Measures

Posted on: April 4, 2012

Illinois Medical Home Project

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A medical home is an approach to providing primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective.  In a medical home, the primary care team develops a trusting relationship with the family and works as a partner to assure that all of the child’s needs are met.

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ICAAP and Partners Win New Grant for Medical Homes

Posted on: October 18, 2011

The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded one of 12 new Integrated Community Systems for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) grants. You can read the full press release on this grant here.

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Health Care Reform and Children with Special Health Care Needs: Workshop

Posted on: October 3, 2011

The Arc of Illinois and Family Voices of Illinois are hosting a training for families and providers on Health Care Reform and Children with Special Health Care Needs. The event will occur on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Shriner’s Hospital. Follow the links to view the brochure or to register.

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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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New Web-Based Training for Standardized Illinois Early Intervention Referral Form

Posted on: August 16, 2011

ICAAP’s projects “Coordinating Care between Early Intervention and the Primary Care Medical Home” and “Illinois Healthy Beginnings II” have worked to bridge systemic care for young children at risk for developmental delay. Both projects have developed tools and resources to improve care coordination and access by working with primary care providers, Early Interventionists, and families throughout Illinois. Two tools, “The Referral Fax Back Form” for Early Intervention Service Coordinators and “The Standardized Illinois Early Intervention Referral Form” for primary care providers, were developed in the Coordinating Care project and reached wider implementation with IHB2.

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Web-Based Training on Referral Fax Back Form for Early Intervention

Posted on: August 16, 2011

ICAAP’s projects “Coordinating Care between Early Intervention and the Primary Care Medical Home” and “Illinois Healthy Beginnings II” have worked to bridge systemic care for young children at risk for developmental delay. Both projects have developed tools and resources to improve care coordination and access by working with primary care providers, Early Interventionists, and families throughout Illinois. Two tools, “The Referral Fax Back Form” for Early Intervention Service Coordinators and “The Standardized Referral Form” for primary care providers and other EI referral sources, were developed in the Coordinating Care project and reached wider implementation with IHB2.

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