PAL Newsletter  March 2019

FREE CME coming to Hibbing (4/18/19) & Mankato (6/27/19)

Pediatric Psychiatric Med Management and Trauma Care

The PAL team and a Nationally Certified Trauma Therapist provide FREE and CME-approved trainings for primary care providers and healthcare professionals that are focused on pediatric mental health assessment and treatment.

PAL will present from 8am-12pm on:
  • Overview of the Psychiatric Consultation Service and the importance of early identification of mental illness
  • Psychopharmacology (eg. Stimulants, SSRI's, SGA's, and Mood Stabilizers)
  • Metabolic Monitoring
  • Pharmacogenomics testing
  • Community Resources,, and collaborative care models
 Trauma Care therapist and trainer will present from 1-5pm on:
  • Psychotherapeutic modalities with a particular focus on evidence-based practices
  • Appropriate screening, referral and treatment of traumatic stress in children and youth
  • Ensuring adequate assessment and the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children and youth (e.g., differential diagnosis, alternatives to pharmaceutical treatments, etc.) 

PAL Psychiatrists 

Adam Klapperich, DO
Dr. Klapperich is a board certified child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist. He  joined PrairieCare Medical Group in Edina in 2012. He has since worked in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings at PrairieCare. Originally from Aberdeen, South Dakota, Dr. Klapperich attended the University of South Dakota before graduating from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed psychiatric residency and child and adolescent psychiatric fellowship training at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Klapperich works with children and adolescents in the newly opened Maplewood location.

Joshua Stein, MD
Dr. Stein is the clinical director and an attending clinician at the Brooklyn Park Partial Hospital Program (PHP) and operates a clinic out of the Brooklyn Park Medical Office Building. The clinic is used as a bridge for patient's leaving PHP until they can see their outpatient provider. Common goals for the PHP and clinic site are patient centered care that focuses on increasing functioning at home, functioning in school including extracurricular activities and in social settings. The focus for care is not just on immediate obstacles and gains, but improving long term trajectory as well. As the president of the Minnesota Society for Child Adolescent Psychiatry he focuses on local and national advocacy for children's mental health with a goal to increase access to quality care.
When is PAL available?
PAL is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm! You can get more information and schedule by visiting us at  or by calling us at 855-431-6468. 
Prescribers can use PAL for medication consultation with our board certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. Anyone in the community can use PAL for resource help.
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R eimbursement
Your time spent consulting with PAL is reimbursable by Minnesota Health Care Plans and most commercial health plans. Eligible providers can use the consultation to help justify a higher time or complexity using E/M codes, or it can be billed by itself - usually using a 99499 with modifiers. Click here for the billing information on the Department of Human Services website.
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