Pediatric Partners: September 2014
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Physicians who have referred a patient to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia now have access to our “Link2CHOP” Online Physician Portal. Create an account for easy access to your patients’ electronic medical records, test results, appointment schedules and more.
Visit www.chop.edu/link2chop to learn more and initiate access.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) entered into a new full system agreement effective 7/1/2014 that includes access to all of the CHOP facility locations, all CHOP physician practice plans and our Ancillary services. This applies to all of the Geisinger commercial plans and removed the previous barriers in place for CHOP services for patients with this insurance. The commercial plans include the plan covering the Christiana Care employer group.
At this time CHOP remains non-par in the Geisinger Governmental plans, including Medicaid and CHIP. Medical director approval is required for patients with these plans and GHP will work with CHOP to secure single-case agreements as needed. If you have any questions about insurance, contact your physician liaison.
We are very excited to be exhibiting at this year’s annual American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in San Diego (October 9-14). Stop by booth #1822 to meet our providers from child development, orthopedics, neonatology, emergency medicine, and more. Our Vaccine Education Center team will be nearby at booth #1815. We hope to see you there!
Our Virtua Pediatric Sleep Lab is now open Sunday through Friday nights in Voorhees, NJ, offering sleep studies for patients from 0 to 17 years old. Healthy patients with suspected sleep apnea due to adenotonsillar hypertrophy or obesity may be referred directly to the laboratory. Patients with complex medical conditions should be evaluated in Sleep Clinic first. Visit the Sleep Center to find our direct referral policy and details for scheduling an appointment.
CHOP clinicians developed a clinical pathway for the evaluation and treatment of children with suspected foreign body ingestion. Learn more about assessment and imaging of common objects ingested and find some important supportive resources.View our foreign body ingestion pathway »
In 2012, nearly 1 million Latino children received Emergency Department or inpatient hospital care for injury in the U.S. To meet the needs of this patient population, CHOP’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention team, in collaboration with the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, launched www.AfterTheInjury.org/es, a Spanish-language website with some helpful information for parents. Learn more »
There are several fast, easy ways to get in touch with us during normal business hours:
To make an urgent referral after hours, call our Transport Communications Specialists at 215-590-2160.
Adolescent gynecologist Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG, recently joined the Hospital’s Division of Adolescent Medicine where she will see outpatients at CHOP’s Specialty Care Center at 3550 Market Street. Dr. Akers provide outpatient adolescent gynecology services, including contraception services with long-acting reversible contraception implants and intrauterine devices, which are often the preferred method of contraception for young women, particularly those with chronic illnesses.
For children born with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial differences, CHOP’s specialized programs are uniquely equipped to manage the care of these patients from birth through adulthood. From diagnosis and surgery to psychosocial support and long-term care, our Craniofacial and Cleft Lip & Palate Programs offer the latest surgical advances, including nasoalveolar molding, a procedure that is only offered at a few locations across the country.
There are a variety of CHOP Talks CME lectures and dinners scheduled for this fall, covering topics such as vitamin D deficiency, blood pressure management, oncology, cardiology and orthopedics. Contact Abe Cooperman at 267-426-2506 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. See our full CME calendar for additional educational events in your community.
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.
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.