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CPF Newsletter April 10
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CPF Fireside Chat - April 15, 7 PM

"COVID Conversations From the Frontlines"
CPF Medical Director Dr. Rob Lillard moderates a Zoom webinar discussion 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 Vanderbilt study developing treatment using COVID-19 antibodies.
When? Wednesday, April 15, 7 PM (Central)
Register for CPF Fireside Chat Webinar Here
CPF Virtual Roundtable Lunch
CPF is holding a Virtual Roundtable Lunch on Wednesday, April 15 at NOON to give practice managers and providers a chance to meet and speak with each other and share what's working best for managing through the Coronavirus landscape.

Megan Williams, Director of Suicide Prevention for Centerstone, will also be giving an update on how mental health care has been continuing in light of stay-at-home orders and introduce a new CPF-Centerstone partnered Suicide Prevention and Care Coordination program available to practices.

When? Wednesday, April 15, NOON (Central)
Register for CPF Virtual Roundtable Lunch Here
Are you interested in the CPF-Centerstone partnered Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Care Coordination Program? Learn more at the link or contact CPF Program Manager Preston Spencer at or Centerstone Director for Suicide Prevention Services Megan Williams at
Suicide Prevention in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting
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 22-28
TN Flu Surveillance Home Page
CDC Interim Estimates of 2019-20 Flu Vaccine Effectiveness
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
AAP: Small Business Guidance for Pediatric Practices
US Chamber of Commerce: CARES Act Loans Checklist
Paycheck Protection Program: Info Sheet for Borrowers
TN COVID-19 Unemployment for Employers
Pediatric Management Institute (PMI): The Business Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Practices - April 16, 6 PM
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 Online Forum
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). Contact information for the local EMA entities coordinating these requests can be found at the link:
Regional EMA Contact Info for PPE Donations and Requests
The TN Dept of Health has provided a step-by-step guide to be reimbursed by TDH for testing of uninsured patients when ordered from commercial labs:
TDH Billing and Reimbursement Process for COVID-19 Testing of Uninsured Patients
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