Yearly Archives: 2017

What’s New?

Iowa EPSDT Care for Kids Program Has a Newly Revised Periodicity Schedule EPSDT: Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment EPSDT Care for Kids is Iowa’s federally mandated Medicaid program for kids. The Periodicity Schedule serves as the core of Iowa's EPSDT program. It gives health care providers a regular schedule for visits and screenings…
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Should Your Practice Have an Early Childhood Development Intervention?

Review of “Primary Care Interventions for Early Childhood Development: A Systematic Review” Jenny Radesky, MD reviewing Peacock-Chambers E et al. Pediatrics 2017 Nov 14. In a NEJM Journal Watch summary, associate editor Jenny Radesky, MD, reviews “Primary Care Interventions for Early Childhood Development: A Systematic Review” from the November 14, 2017 issue of Pediatrics. The journal article offers a…
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New Guidelines for Pediatric Hypertension

AAP Releases New Guidelines for Pediatric Hypertension The American Academy of Pediatrics AAP has released new guidelines for pediatric hypertension. The update revises the definition of prehypertension, recommends screening only at well-visits in healthy children, expands recommendations for ambulatory BP monitoring, and offers advice for evaluation and therapy. Learn more in this Journal Watch from…
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Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen

"Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen" Kirsten Vitrikas, MD; Dillon Savard, MD; Merima Bucaj, DO. Recent and recommended article: “Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen” examines barriers to screening children for delays. It promotes the early and periodic use of screening tools, and incorporating ongoing developmental surveillance into the workflow of primary care…
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