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Pediatric Council

Pediatric Council – New Regional members needed

The Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is looking to reorganize our Pediatric Council.  The goal is to have Chapter pediatrician members from across Kansas that can help identify issues, concerns and solutions with the Medicaid MCO organizations to provide better care for the children of Kansas.

Here are some specifics about being a Pediatric Council Member:

Member:  Pediatric Council members would need to be KAAP members.
Meetings:  The Pediatric Council will meet quarterly via a noon conference call.
Duties: Pediatric Council members would be key contacts for the MCO representatives in their area.

Please help KAAP build a strong Pediatric Council.  If interested, please email Jennifer Mellick, MD, FAAP, KAAP President, drmellick@doc4kidz.com

KAAP Pediatric Council’s purpose is to improve the care of Kansas kids while making certain that the insurers of our state help to cover the care they receive. We will work with these companies to make them more aware of our needs to provide better care for our patients.

 

KanCare Public Comments to KDHE by members
The KanCare program is up for renewal and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) held a Formal Public Comment Period that was open until November 20, 2017.  Click here to see the comments submitted by KAAP members

KAAP Members:  If you have a Pediatric Payment Issue that you would like to report, email pediatriccouncil@kansasaap.org

 

The Hassle Factor Form
The Hassle Factor Form is for pediatricians to report problems with payers.  It is important that you use this Hassle Factor Form to report items of concern or contact Dr. Mellick directly.  Increase involvement by pediatricians will help stress the seriousness of the issues.  You can complete the form online, by clicking on the link and logging in to the AAP member web site.  Then down the left hand side, click on “Private Payer Advocacy”, then click on Hassle Factor Form, in the 3rd paragraph.

Contact Person
Jennifer Mellick, MD, FAAP, 
Pediatric Council Chair
Email: drmellick@doc4kidz.com

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