Closing Gaps in Care for Pediatric Patients

By: AvMed News AvMed News

AvMed is committed to helping close the gaps in care for pediatric patients. Please keep in mind the following during your appointments with pediatric patients and their parents:

  • Remember to initiate conversations with parents, provide vaccination information sheets and administer immunizations at the proper timeframe for children aged 2 and under, as well as for preteens and teens between their 10th and 13th birthdays.
  • Vaccinations count as compliant when administered prior to the child turning 2 or 13. Vaccination recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are provided through the AvMed website.
  • The CDC website has tools to help you start conversations and administer specific vaccines at specific timeframes. If seeing a new patient, be sure to include vaccinations from the child’s previous doctors, even if they are located outside of the country.
  • Updating your pediatric patient’s immunization information into Florida Shots will help manage missing immunizations and minimize record collection during the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) Hybrid season each year.
  • No matter the age of your pediatric patient, don’t forget to cover and document your discussion regarding physical activity during well-child visits.