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Contracted with 5 Medicaid Managed Care Plans covering over 330,000 lives in urban and rural Ohio (34 counties)

5 Statewide Health Plans

Buckeye | CareSource | Molina
Paramount | UnitedHealthcare Community

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General Practice Resources
Nationwide Children’s CareLink is a free, web-based application available to community providers. It offers external physicians and support staff read-only access to patient electronic medical records in real-time.
Care Navigation Brochure
Nationwide Children’s utilizes eClinicalWorks® (eCW) Electronic Medical Records and Practice Management system as its community-wide solution to improve continuity of care across community practices in central Ohio.
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Helping Hands
Participating Provider Health Plan Capacity Form
Practice Facilitation of Quality Improvement
Insurance Plans
Health Ohio Network
Buckeye Health Plan
Molina Healthcare
Ohio Medicaid
Paramount Healthcare
United Healthcare Community Plan
Medicaid Managed Care Prior Authorization
Molina Healthcare
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
Paramount Advantage
Prescribing Resources
Ohio Managed Medicaid Pharmacy Coverage
Pharmacy Coverage Updates – July 2017
Epinephrine Auto-Injector Comparison Tool
Prescribing Guidelines for Acne
Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Otitis Externa and Otitis Media with Tympanostomy Tube Otorrhea
Prescribing Guidelines for Behavioral Health
Prescribing Guidelines for Head Lice
Prescribing Guidelines for Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER)
Prescribing Guidelines for Outpatient Antimicrobials in Otherwise Healthy Children
Provider Relations Newsletters
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Case Study: Nationwide Children's Hospital: An Accountable Care Organization Going Upstream to Address Population Health
By Katie B. Boyer and Debbie I. Chang
Comparing medical utilization between insulin pen and vial users within a pediatric Medicaid Accountable Care Organization
By Ling Wang, MPH, PhD and Jonathan Vecchiet, PharmD
Evaluating a Pay-for-Performance Program for Medicaid Children in an Accountable Care Organization
By Sean Gleeson, MD; Kelly Kelleher, MD; William Gardner, PhD
Impact of Ophthalmic Antihistamines Formulary Coverage in a Medicaid Pediatric Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
By Candace Zheng, Ling Wang, Jennifer Klima, Jon Vecchiet, Emily Middleton, Francine Taylor, Sean Gleeson, Chet Kaczor
Cost Saving and Quality of Care in a Pediatric Accountable Care Organization
By Kelly J. Kelleher, MD, MPH, Jennifer Cooper, PhD, Katherine Deans, MD, Pam Carr, RN, Richard J. Brilli, MD, Steven Allen, MD, MBA, William Gardner, PhD
Survey of twelve children’s hospital-based accountable care organizations
By Naomi Makni, Alexandra Rothenburger, Kelly Kelleher
A Population Intervention to Improve Outcomes in Children With Medical Complexity
By Garey Noritz, Melissa Madden, Dina Roldan, T. Arthur Wheeler, Kimberly Conkol, Richard J. Brilli, John Barnard, Sean Gleeson
Private Sector Accountable Care Organization Development: A Qualitative Study
By Ann Scheck McAlearney, ScD; Brian Hilligoss, PhD; and Paula H. Song, PhD
How a Pediatric ACO Coordinates Care for Children with Disabilities
By Paula H. Song, PhD, Brian Hilligoss, PhD & Sean Gleeson, MD, MBA
Acute care revisits after adenotonsillectomy in a pediatric Medicaid population in Ohio
By Dmitry Tumin, Hina Walia, Vidya T. Raman, Joseph D. Tobias
MRI Utilization and the Associated Use of Sedation and Anesthesia in a Pediatric ACO
By Joshua C. Uffman, MD, MBA, Dmitry Tumin, PhD, Vidya Raman, MD, Arlyne Thung, MD, Brent Adler, MD, Joseph D. Tobias, MD
Value-based Collaboration: Partnering with networks, ACOs
By Alicia Gallegos
Partners for Kids Care Coordination: Lessons From the Field
By Rory Cusack Weier, PhD, MPH, William Gardner, PhD, Kimberly Conkol, RN, MSN,CCM, Kathleen Pajer, MD, MPH, Kelly J. Kelleher, MD, MPH
Whitepaper: Saving Money by Improving Health for our Most Vulnerable Children
You Get What You Pay for: Measuring Quality in Value-Based Payment for Children ’ s Health Care
By Suzanne C. Brundage

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