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CPF Newsletter April 17
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New CPF Education Recordings
CPF Fireside Chat - "COVID Conversations From the Frontlines"
CPF Medical Director Dr. Rob Lillard moderated a discussion Wednesday evening between:
  • Dr. Chetan Mukundan of Heritage Medical Associates, and
  • Dr. Buddy Creech of VUMC Pediatric Infectious Diseases, both of whom tested positive for COVID-19 and have since recovered, plus
  • Dr. Natasha Halasa of VUMC Pediatric Infectious Diseases, who is helping lead a local study into antibody treatments.
View CPF Fireside Chat Recording Here
CPF Town Hall - "Pediatric ENT in the Time of COVID - How's Everybody Liking Telehealth?"
Dr. Chris Wootten, Associate Professor with VUMC Pediatric Otolaryngology, led a discussion Thursday on patient management under current conditions with ENT faculty and community pediatricians.
View CPF ENT Town Hall Recording Here
Need Mental Health Care Coordination Help?
CPF has partnered with Centerstone TN on a new Youth and Young Adult Suicide Prevention Program to provide FREE training and assistance in suicide prevention in the pediatric primary care setting.

Benefits include:
  • Consultation on how to handle positive suicide screenings (PHQ)
  • Resources for mental health referrals in your local community
  • Assistance in navigating these referrals to ensure your patients are connected to the help they need
You can learn more in the link or by contacting CPF Program Manager Preston Spencer at
Suicide Prevention in the Primary Care Setting: CPF-Centerstone Program
TN Flu Surveillance
The TN Dept of Health releases weekly flu surveillance reports tracking the rates of the virus in the state.
TN Flu Surveillance: Latest Report - Week of March 29-April 4
TN Flu Surveillance Home Page
FREE Access to AAP Point-of-Care Solutions
CPF provides members FREE access to the AAP's Point-of-Care Solutions, which includes RedBook Online, Bright Futures Toolkits, a monthly coding newsletter, and much more!

Use CPF's log-in to access (log-in top right corner of web page):
Username: cumberland (case sensitive)
Password: Cpf2017
AAP Point-of-Care Home Page
Red Book Online: Coronavirus Outbreak
Pediatric Patient Handouts
Find CPF on Social Media!
Follow us on social media to see photos from all our events and more!
Coronavirus Resources for Providers and Practices
TN Dept of Health: COVID-19 HQ - Guidance for Healthcare Providers and Public - New Data Updated Daily 2 PM
All TN Executive Orders Related to COVID-19
TennCare Guidance on EPSDT / Well-Child Visits During COVID-19
VHAN: Telehealth Coding Guide
TNAAP: Telehealth Coding Guidelines by Payer
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is currently unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) based on available appropriations funding. 
SBA Announcement on PPP Funds
AAP: Small Business Guidance for Pediatric Practices
TN COVID-19 Unemployment for Employers
The TN Emergency Medical Agency (EMA) and local EMA agencies are now coordinating both donations of PPE and requests for PPE or supplies (including testing materials). An online portal has also been set up for requests. Contact information can be found at the links:
PPE Requests - Online Portal
Regional EMA Contact Info for PPE Donations and Requests
TN Dept of Health - Friday NOON Weekly Webinars
The Pediatric Management Institute (PMI) has been holding regular webinars but also started an online forum for discussion between providers and practice staff on managing Coronavirus. You can join the forum, which has advice for finance, operations and workflow, HR, leadership strategies, Telehealth, and more here:
PMI Webinar - April 16 - Presentation and Slides
PMI Webinar - April 23 - Register HERE
PMI Online Forum
April 17 (6 PM): "How Pediatricians Can Manage the Financial Realities of COVID-19" (Mead Johnson Nutrition)
April 23: VHAN Pediatric Behavioral Health Webinar Series - "Outcome Measures for Pediatric Depression"
April 28: "Making It Work - Physician Compensation During the COVID-19 Pandemic" (PYA Accounting)
FREE Education Program - Abbott Nutrition Health Institute
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