We're heading into back-to-school season which usually means pediatricians need to get ready for physicals and sports forms. But this year is different as schools try to safely reopen in a pandemic. Here's how to prepare for the school year, including flu clinics, storing vaccines safely, and communicating with families via PCC.
"In attempts to balance in-person learning with safety measures to protect staff and students, schools across the country are proposing plans largely based on local needs and resources. Plans may include resuming in-person learning, remote learning, or a combination of the two. For pediatricians, it will be important to understand the benefits and risks associated with each model in order to best counsel patients and families to make the best choices for their child’s health, well being, and educational goals."
"While the expansions to telehealth coverage are currently temporary, CMS has acknowledged that some of the changes may become permanent. This news is encouraging as we found that 57% of people surveyed stated that they will use telehealth after the public health emergency ends. Most PCMH practices surveyed plan to increase the use of telehealth capabilities within their existing platforms or re-purpose existing capabilities to take advantage of policy changes, but 16% plan to invest in new telehealth platforms with more capabilities."