Important Information in Pediatric Health from the Louisiana AAP
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August 2,2016

Are you registered yet!

The 2016 Red River Potpourri is only 3 weeks away! Get Registered TODAY.

A specific block of rooms is available for this conference at The Hilton until the block is sold or until Thursday, August 4, 2016.  Single and double rates are $129 per night, triple rates are $139 per night, and quadruple rates are $149 per night.  All room rates are subject to local sales tax and occupancy taxes.
To make reservations please call 855-213-0582 using group code "Red River Potpourri 2016" or click here.

LA AAP Supports Providers Around Adolescent Vaccines

Through the support of a Merck Educational Grant, the Chapter was able to bring some new resources for providers around adolescent vaccines..

LA AAP Teams Up With Children's Trust Fund on Look Before you Lock Campaign

As you may know, every year in the United States, nearly 37 children die from being left unattended in hot vehicles.  Most recently, in Louisiana, three children tragically died due to being left unattended in hot vehicles...

Congratulations to Our Lady of the Lake on ACGME Accolades

ACGME Announces Institutions Selected for Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments | Eight Institutions Become Part of Four-Year Journey of Innovation and Shared Learning...

Academy Releases July Immunization articles

July Immunization Initiatives Newsletter includes the new HPV education and practice-improvement module on the community of immunizers. The community of immunizers site includes educational materials, practice-change resources...

My Old Meds Campaign

Help raise awareness in your communities on how to securely disposal of medication by promoting the launch of the MyOldMeds in Louisiana. MyOldMeds is a socially-activated campaign that will work to spread awareness and education about the importance of secure drug disposal in our Louisiana communities...

AAP Launches Vote For Kids Campaign

A Message from AAP CEO Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP

 As we watch the political campaigns unfold, we’re reminded of the importance of voting, and through doing so, representing the needs of our patients who can’t vote themselves...

Parent e-newsletter Now Available

Did you know has an e-newsletter just for parents? It's free to registered users of the site and it features timely children's health content for busy parents. Be sure to tell your families to register on
Immunization Program Office Move and Storage Reminder

The Louisiana Office of Public Health Immunization Program has moved to a new location.  All inquiries should be forwarded to the new address effective immediately. The Immunization Program no longer will be able to be used as a facility of last resort to store vaccine during a hurricane or weather emergency...

Medicare Releases Hospital Compare Tool

CMS released “Hospital Compare,” a consumer evaluation tool that assesses hospitals based on a 5-star rating scale where 5 is the best.  The number of stars earned by each hospital summarizes that hospital’s performance on up to 64 measures of quality...

Healthy Louisiana News

Informational Bulletins cover a variety of topics related to  Healthy Louisiana published by the Louisiana Department of Health. 

*  NEW * Informational Bulletin 16-13: Request for Consideration of Medical & Dental Benefit Coverage for Louisiana Medicaid

NOTE: Infomational Bulletins that summarize policies and/or procedures of each Plan are intended for quick reference and are  accurate on the date they are issued. However, you should always check each Health Plan's Provider Manual--once it is finalized and posted on their website--as well as your actual contract as requirements may differ or change.

Health Pan Advisories 

Most recent advisories:

HPA 16-19: Surgical and Maternity Anesthesia Policy

HPA 16-18: Local Pharmacy Claims Dispute Process

HPA 16-17: Pay and Chase

HPA 16-16: Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Personal Care Services Policy Clarification

HPA 16-15: Procedures for Assuring Compliance with Chisholm v Gee

HPA 16-14: Mosquito Repellent Coverage as a Pharmacy Benefit (Revised July 5, 2016)

Red River Potpourri

August 19-21, 2016
Shreveport, LA

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