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Members, Earn Free CME for Watching Videos from MNAAP's Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference!

From poverty to mental health to abuse, check out slides, resources and videos from pediatric experts across the state covering a range of pediatric health topics. Members can earn CME for watching some of the videos.


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Important MDH and DHS Updates

Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC):

The code for social-emotional or mental health screening has changed as of 1/1/2015. Please refer to the MHCP Provider Manual, C&TC Section for details. Also watch for upcoming changes to coding for autism-specific screening.

The 2nd Edition of the Ages and Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE-2) has been approved as a recommended screening instrument for C&TC.


MDH is considering modifications to the Communicable Disease Reporting Rules and is accepting public comments through December 4. More info.

Mental Health:

TXT4LIFE suicide prevention program is expanding its services from adolescents to all Minnesotans. Now anyone who who texts "Life" to 61222 can receive crisis counseling and connections to local resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More info.

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We Need Your Input: 2015 Member Survey

Each year MNAAP asks its members about the greatest needs and challenges facing Minnesota's pediatric community. Our Board carefully reviews the responses and uses them to plan regional and statewide continuing education opportunities, advocacy and outreach, and key child health initatives. 

Our goal is simple: to improve the health of all children/teens in Minnesota by identifying the best ways to support the pediatric community who cares for them. Please, help us help you!

If you haven't already, please take some time to complete this survey (takes less than 8 minutes). Your input is extremely important and appreciated. 

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September: Back to CME

A number of local pediatric-related CME conferences, workshops and webinars are taking place in September. Check them out at

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HPV: Quality Improvement Opportunity

If your clinic is interested in learning more about how to participate in a quality improvement project to improve HPV vaccination rates, please contact more information. 

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Save the Dates

Saturday, October 24 - Tuesday, October 27
AAP National Conference & Exhibition
Oct. 25: Complimentary breakfast with MN chapter and district leadership. Oct 27: Legislative advocacy event 


Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Pediatricians' Day at the Capitol
1-4 p.m.
Capitol Grounds


Friday, May 20, 2016
Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference
Morning and afternoon session preceding the annual dinner 
Marriott Hotel, Bloomington 

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for one or both events! More details coming soon...

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Fix PA Now -- Your Help is Needed

Prior authorization of prescription medications is intended to help ensure that patients receive high-quality, cost-effective therapies, however, it can also be source of great frustration to patients and physicians alike.

Provide your input by checking out the Fix PA now website at

Second, to support efforts to improve the prior authorization process, specific examples of the hassles physician clinics and patients experience due to medication prior authorization are needed. Please visit HERE and provide information if you have a story to share.

Information provided by the Minnesota Medical Association.

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