October 2019 Resources of the Month
Dear UCCCN members,

Here are your October 2019 resources and meeting summary.

For the November 20 AYA Transition Summit meeting, Mindy is looking for a practice that is actively trying to help adolescents’ transition to adult medical care to participate. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Mindy (mindy.tueller@utah.edu).


Case #1 from Eric Christensen –a pending referral for a refugee boy from Venezuela, 6 years old, nonverbal, no medical diagnosis for autism, enrolled in Granite SD. Question: Is the 6 months Medicaid/Medicare coverage for refugees still in place?

Catholic Community Services’ refugee coordinator can help with the Medicaid eligibility (refugee Medicaid), other services and integration. The arrival date sets the timeline for Medicaid/Medicare coverage for 6 months. (Other resettlement agencies are the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and Refugee & Immigrant Center-Asian Association of Utah.) There is a refugee coalition that works with persons with developmental delays. Refugees often adopt orphaned children in the camps, and they are legally part of that family when they come here. (per Heidi Bates)

  • Department of Workforce Services - Refugee Services Established at the request of refugee communities to provide better coordinated, more comprehensive services to refugees. Helps refugees integrate by providing and coordinating programs and services in community funding and collaboration, employment, and integration. MHP 24591

Disclaimer: These resources come from our members as part of the meeting brainstorming session; please check with your providers to make sure they are appropriate for your patient/families.

You can find a custom list of these service providers that can be printed, emailed, and more, here :
Presenter: “Project ECHO,” Christina Choate, Program Coordinator

Telementoring , a guided practice model where the participating clinician retains responsibility for managing the patient. There are 400 hubs worldwide, some with special interests, and open to attend. Pediatrician Diane Liu started the University of Utah’s Project ECHO in 2017.

Six TeleECHO topics currently in process: Pediatrics ECHO, Adult Behavioral Health--substance use disorders, mood & anxiety; GI & Liver Care; Burn Soft Tissue Injury; Pregnancy Care, Hepatitis C Virus.

Peds ECHO: Wednesdays, 12 -1 pm – weekly; CME code, nurse contact hours. ppt slides and recordings are on the website (cases aren’t recorded, just the didactic). Resources are included.

To join, go to website and click the topic you are interested in. Everything is online. There is a button to submit a case via a REDCap form. It just gathers general case information, no identifiers ... "Why are you presenting this case? What do you see is the problem? What do they see as the problem?"
Cases are submitted for Wed. sessions. Dr. Liu reviews, other faculty members pulled in.

Cases don’t have to be relevant to the topic being covered that day. It’s OK to discuss when the ideal resources aren’t in place and what to do then. Follow-up on cases is OK, ongoing as long as needed.
Cases submitted may ask about medications, affordability. A pharmacist can be present. Time requirements: it's OK to be on for only 10 minutes of the meeting if it's just for your case. They understand that people are busy; Christina may pester you to turn on your camera, but you can eat, do charts, etc., over lunch. Written recommendations sent within 48 hours.
  • ECHO Consult could be used for a referral, no coding or billing for it, don’t take funding from providers, etc. “ECHO consult” can go in the chart.

The didactic portion of the meeting (20 minutes) is where best practices are discussed. Sometimes a case is utilized. Collaboration with UPIQ – Quality Improvement Project (Gabi Baraghoshi). AAP is a super-hub for ECHOs, with the focus on QI. Topics are booked through April. Adult care can discuss transitions for young adults.

Project ECHO, University of Utah Health Training community providers through HIPAA-compliant, technology-enabled collaborative learning to address specialty care-level health concerns in the primary care setting. For providers and care professionals. No cost. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits available . MHP 35649

To sign-up to participate in live Peds Project ECHO sessions (noon on Wednesdays) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PedsECHOreg2

To see slides and recordings of past Project ECHO meetings, look here: https://physicians.utah.edu/echo/clinical-support-areas/pediatrics.php
There will be no UCCCN meeting in November . Consider attending the AYA Transition Summit   at Eccles Patient Services Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Our next UCCCN meeting will be December 18th at the SLC (Taylorsville) USU Campus and upon request, at additional USU extension campuses. Topic: Utah Developmental Disabilities Council.

Here is our UCCCN YouTube playlist   of archived meeting recordings.

Mindy and Tay
Mindy Tueller, MS
Manager, Medical Home Portal
Facilitator, Utah Children’s Care Coordination Network
Department of Pediatrics
University of Utah

Tay Haines
Portal Services and Resources Coordinator
Medical Home Portal
Department of Pediatrics
University of Utah
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