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(From the September 2017 Issue of MedStat)

Medical Leadership Program 2018 Accepting Interested Participants

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and its medical staff are pleased to begin accepting interested participants for the Medical Leadership Program (MLP) starting January 2018. MLP is an effective overview of basic leadership/management skills taught by Nationwide Children’s leaders for medical staff. The program provides a quick start for leaders who are assuming new or expanded leadership roles in the hospital, their practices and/or their community/professional associations.

Content includes:

  • Mission and Strategic Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Governance
  • Leading Teams for Transformational Change
  • Project Management
  • Managing Burnout
  • Communicating Effectively in Meetings
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Conflict Management

Classes meet twice a month at 7 a.m. for one hour, and there are 6-7 two-hour sessions. One half-day (four-hour) workshop is offered. The sessions will begin January 2018 and end December 2018. There is a break during the month of July. CME Category 1 credit is provided. There is no cost to attend. Download a draft schedule.

Interested medical staff should contact Sharice Minter at or call (614) 722-4027 with their name, title and department. Final date for participant submissions is Friday, December 1.

New Questionnaire Required for Genetic Hypermobility Evaluation

Starting August 1, the Molecular and Human Genetics Clinic is asking that referrers complete a new questionnaire prior to scheduling patients for Ehlers-Danlos (EDS) or hypermobility evaluation. Many patients being referred who have joint hypermobility as their primary presenting feature do not need to be evaluated by a clinical geneticist. The information in the questionnaire will help determine if evaluation by a genetics specialist is needed. Most likely genetic testing will only be performed if a patient meets clinical criteria for a different, well-described, gene-based condition. However, if requested, a geneticist can provide families information and answer their questions. Download a copy of the new questionnaire.

Homecare Update for RSV Patient Referrals

As Homecare prepares for another RSV Season, we’d like to report that in 2016-17 we saw referrals increase. However, thanks to teamwork with the referring providers, patient compliance also increased. Knowing the severe complications that can result from RSV in young children with heart and lung conditions and premature babies, we are encouraged by this improvement in compliance. Working as one team with practices we are continuing to remind providers that all patient paperwork needs to be complete and timely so patients can be dosed with Synagis every 28-31 days. In order for the patient to be eligible for home visits under Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care Plans, the practitioner is required to perform a face-to-face visit either 90 days prior or within 30 days after the first homecare visit. The face-to-face medical necessity document must be submitted to Homecare for ongoing care and billing.

Our Homecare Liaison and Care Coordinator are scheduling meetings with practices to provide updated information and referral forms for the upcoming RSV Season, as well as providing information via email. If you have not been contacted by Homecare with RSV Season Updates and would like us to email or visit your practice, contact Homecare Liaison Carolyn Figi at

Download the 2017-18 Referral Form. It can also be found at

Lewis Center Equipment and Supplies Store Offers Convenience for Families

Located on the second floor of the Lewis Center building at 7853 Pacer Dr., Delaware, the Lewis Center Store provides home medical equipment and supplies for patients from birth through 21 years of age. Families can stop in Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to purchase items over the counter such as feeding supplies, home medical equipment and orthopedic supplies. Parents can pay by debit or credit. If the items are covered by insurance, a physician prescription is required. Download a copy of the Lewis Center Store brochure. If you have questions or would like a supply of brochures call Homecare’s referral line at (614) 355-1100 or (800) 466-2727.

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