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VHAN offers vital support to our pediatric members, including behavioral health resources and tools related to important quality measures, such as asthma screening, well child visits, upper respiratory infections and more.  

Behavioral Health Consult Line

Available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. CT

If you have a young patient experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties and you’re not sure how best to help, call VHAN’s Pediatric Behavioral Consult Line for a real-time discussion with a licensed clinical social worker, or view the list of community resources below.

For easy reference, download a Consult Line info card.

Lists of pediatric behavioral health community resources organized by county have been created to help you care for your patients. These resources are regularly updated, so please check back in for updated versions.

Pediatric Modifier

Earn points toward shared savings while
improving your practice

VHAN’s pediatric modifier provides opportunities to earn points that contribute to a practice’s shared savings distribution at the end of the year. 

Your practice can earn points for completing the actions below. For details on each action, continue reading or click the buttons to skip to each section. 

Confirm Your Credit

Both Champion Calls and Pediatric Behavioral Health Webinars are tracked on the following page. To ensure your efforts are accurately tracked, visit the tracker by clicking the button below, or contact us for help in gaining access. 

 Pediatric Modifier

Watch or Listen to Four Educational Modifier Opportunities

Every quarter, VHAN leads pediatric behavioral health education on important topics facing young people, including suicide prevention, eating disorders, autism screening and more.

When available, webinars or other educational modules will be available below. Recordings must be reviewed and a quiz completed before December 31 for credit.

View the attendance tracker to confirm your attendance record or contact us to request access to the tracker.

 

ONE

Behavioral Health miniVHAN Episode

Available Now

This educational modifier requires listening to any single episode from the link below. 

Complete the quiz after listening or viewing for attendance to be tracked. 

 TWO

2024 Modifier Opportunity

Coming Soon

All four educational opportunities will be made available on this page as they are released.

Complete the quiz after listening or viewing for attendance to be tracked. 

THREE

2024 Modifier Opportunity

Coming Soon

All four educational opportunities will be made available on this page as they are released.

Complete the quiz after listening or viewing for attendance to be tracked. 

FOUR

2024 Modifier Opportunity

Coming Soon

All four educational opportunities will be made available on this page as they are released.

Complete the quiz after listening or viewing for attendance to be tracked. 

How is credit earned?
Watch the pre-recorded session and complete a quiz. Watch all four to earn full credit

Earn 5 points per webinar

Who can earn credit?
A physician or mid-level provider, such as a NP or PA must attend for credit. 

What’s the deadline for credit?
All four sessions will be available on this page and must be viewed before December 31 to earn credit.

Want to confirm credit?
View the attendance tracker to confirm your attendance record or contact us to request access to the tracker.

Looking for More Educational Opportunities?*

*Educational only; no credit can be earned

Pediatric Modifier

Watch or Attend
Six Champion Calls

VHAN hosts six Practice Champion Calls a year, covering information related to the pediatric modifier, helpful tools and resources for pediatric providers, and VHAN member tools available to you.

Look for invitations by email or click the button below to attend live.
Need to be added to the Champion Call email list? Contact us.

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February 20

Current Presentation

2

April 16

Future Session

3

June 18

Future Session

4

August 20

Future Session

5

October 15

Future Session

6

December 18

Future Session

Mark Your Calendar
for 2024 Practice Champion Calls

Champion calls are typically held the third Tuesday of every other month at
12:30 p.m. CT. Videos will be posted to this page after each call.

Remember: For credit, calls must be attended live or viewed prior to the next recording release. The video on this page will be replaced regularly with the most recent Champion Call recording.

How is credit earned?
Join the six Champion Calls a year live OR watch a recording and complete a quiz.

Earn 20 points for 6 calls, 15 points for 5 calls, or 10 points for 4 calls 

Who can earn credit?
Your dedicated Practice Champion, administrators or physicians are encouraged to attend—only one attendee is required. 

What’s the deadline for credit?
Earn credit if the call is attended live or viewed before the next champion call (viewing period is
about 8 weeks).
 

Want to confirm credit?
Vi
ew the attendance tracker to confirm your attendance record or contact us to request access to the tracker.

Pediatric Modifier

Clinical Measures

Performance is measured on the following quality measures chosen by the Pediatric Clinical Advisory Committee (PCAC). Below you’ll find resources to support these focus areas.
  • Asthma management  
  • Depression screenings  
  • Chlamydia screening performance 

Bonus points:

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home designation
  • Enroll in and attend a full Project ECHO series

Asthma Support 

Earn 20 points for 60-100% compliance
or 10 points for 5-59% compliance

Children with asthma should be given
an asthma control test and flu shot annually.

Depression Support 

Earn 25 points for 90-100% compliance or 17 points for 80-89% compliance

Patients 12 and older who come in for annual visits should be screened for depression.  

Depression Resources

Chlamydia Screening 

Earn 10 points for 56% compliance or 5 points for 25% compliance

Teenagers 16 and older who are sexually active should be screened for chlamydia annually.

+ Bonus Points: Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Designation Resources

Earn 10 bonus points for new PCMH designation or 5 bonus points for renewal

+ Bonus Points: Project ECHO Enrollment and Full Participation

Earn 5 bonus points for participating in the VHAN Project ECHO on pediatric depression

Suggested Resources

Pediatric to Adult Transitions Quick Reference Guide

This quick reference guide is designed to provide you with tips and techniques to help you effectively move young patients through the healthcare transition (HCT) from pediatric care to adult health care.

Adolescent AWV Flyer

The importance of a wellness visit

Project ECHO on Pediatric Depression

Watch recordings of the first Project ECHO series to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric depression.

To view more resources related to this specific topic, visit the VHAN Resource Library.