Electronic Patient Discharge Notifications Now Available

CHOP is now able to send discharge notifications electronically to patients’ primary care providers. These electronic “continuity of care documents,” or CCDs, will contain all the information you already receive from CHOP as well as other Meaningful Use mandated items. To receive electronic CCDs, you must have a secure email address using the “Direct” standard (commonly referred to as a “Direct address”). Receive CCDs electronically »

Prepare for the ICD-10 Transition: Free Webinar Sept. 2

On Oct. 1, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, health insurers, providers and all HIPAA-covered entities will be making the transition from the ICD-9 diagnosis code set to ICD-10. CHOP’s ICD-10 Transition Team has offered several free webinars to help our providers and partners prepare for this important transition. Sign up now for our final event on Sept. 2. Find ICD-10 resources »

Physician Satisfaction Survey

Over the next several weeks, CHOP will be conducting a satisfaction survey among referring physicians. If you receive this survey in the mail, we hope you’ll take a few minutes to provide feedback to help us meet your needs. Your participation is invaluable as we work to continuously improve the quality of care and service we provide to you and your patients.

New Jersey Scholastic Student-Athlete Safety Act: Important Information for Providers

Tommy Baseball player All providers — including those who practice in PA, DE and NY — caring for student-athletes who reside in New Jersey must complete an educational module prior to signing the revised annual sports clearance forms. The module, mandated by NJ Legislature, is designed to enhance awareness of risk factors for sudden cardiac death. Read more »

Lipid Heart Clinic Now Seeing Patients in NJ

The Lipid Heart Clinic evaluates and treats children and adolescents who have high levels of lipids in their blood. Starting Aug. 19, patients have the option of being seen at CHOP’s Specialty Care Network location at Virtua in Voorhees, NJ. Shirley Huang, MD, will have clinic hours twice a month. To schedule a patient for a Lipid Heart Clinic appointment in New Jersey, call 215-590-4040. Learn more »

Clinical Guidelines

Preventing Antibiotic Resistance and the Spread of Superbugs

According to estimates from the CDC, more than half of the antibiotics used in the U.S. are prescribed unnecessarily or used improperly. In an effort to help battle superbugs in outpatient settings, CHOP has implemented a unique outpatient antimicrobial stewardship program. The goal of the initiative is to encourage appropriate use of antimicrobials and reliance on more narrow-spectrum options. Learn more » 

Updates on Pediatric Brain Tumor ResearchBrain Tumor Avengers

Pediatric brain tumor experts from the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) at CHOP discussed the latest research in pediatric neuro-oncology in a webinar held this spring. Watch the webinar »

CHOP Oncologist Appointed to National Cancer Advisory Board

Peter C. Adamson, MD Peter C. Adamson, MD, was appointed by President Obama to the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB). He is currently the only pediatric oncologist to serve on the NCAB. In this role he will work to ensure the voices of the pediatric cancer community are heard by decision makers in the federal government. Read more »

Division of Orthopedics Welcomes New Attending Physicians

Alexandre Arkader, MD Alexandre Arkader, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Division of Orthopedics and Division of Oncology, specializing in sarcomas. He is available to see patients at CHOP’s Main Campus and the Specialty Care Center at Virtua.

Patrick Cahill, MD  Patrick Cahill, MD, is an attending physician specializing in VEPTR and pediatric spine disorders. He sees patients at CHOP’s Main Campus and the Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County.

Apurva Shah, MD MBA Apurva Shah, MD MBA, is an attending orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery. He will be practicing at CHOP’s Main Campus, the Specialty Care Center at Virtua, and Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees.

Division of ENT Welcomes New Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Adva Buzi, MD, is a board-certified ENT specialist focusing on general otolaryngology, pediatric sinus disease and disorders, and chronic middle ear disease. She is now available to see patients at New Jersey Specialty Care locations in Atlantic County (Mays Landing), Voorhees and Princeton at Plainsboro. Dr. Buzi will be available for Saturday appointments once a month.

Save the Date for Upcoming CME Education Programs

Mark your calendars for two upcoming CME lectures hosted at the CHOP Specialty Care Center, Virtua in Voorhees, NJ. For more details or to RSVP, contact Abe Cooperman at coopermana@email.chop.edu or 267-426-2506.

  • Aug. 26, 2015 at 6 p.m. – Updates on Pediatric Lipid and Weight Management for the Primary Care Provider
  • Sept. 29, 2015 at 6 p.m. – Cardiac Risk Evaluation: Practical Application of the Mandatory NJ Student-Athlete Cardiac Assessment Module



Call Our Clinician Priority Phone Line

Have you tried our new Clinician Priority Phone Line yet? Call 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) and press 2 to be connected to the on-call physician or nurse practitioner in the CHOP program you specify. Patient families can also use this line and press 1 for assistance. Find more easy ways to get in touch.

Referring Patients in Link2CHOP Physician Portal

Link2CHOP is a real-time, Web-based portal that gives you easy access to your patients’ CHOP medical records and makes the referral process smooth and streamlined. Log in to expedite appointments and see materials scanned to the chart. If you’re not already using the system, make sure you sign up and get started!

Contact Us

We want to hear from you! We encourage feedback from our partners. Please contact us at PhysicianReferralSer@email.chop.edu with questions, suggestions or concerns. If you change your address, add new physicians or have any new information you want to share with us, be sure to update your information.