Pediatrics By the Sea 2024

Join us for the Chapter’s Summer CME Meeting June 12 – 15, 2024 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. This year’s meeting is chaired by Edward Clark, MD, FAAP.

Endowment Campaign
2021- 2024!

As the child is, so the world of tomorrow shall be.®

Welcome!

May 2024

May flowers bring spring showers as the saying goes, and we hope all our members are enjoying our beautiful Georgia spring. Looking back a bit, thanks to all the golfers who turned out on April 24 for the Jim Soapes Charity Golf Classic benefitting the Pediatric Foundation of Georgia, the Chapter’s philanthropic foundation. A good time was had by all, great weather and good fellowship. In the competition side, the Pediatric Emergency Physicians group won the Subspecialists Challenge by a single stroke of the CHOA cardiology group. And in the women’s contest, the Double Eagles continued their reign supreme. A special thanks to our golf committee for promoting the event and to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for their 2 Silver sponsorships. Also represented were teams from the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, Augusta and the Olson Children’s Hospital in Macon. We’re entering the final phase of our Endowment Campaign to raise $500,000 to for the foundation.  Please consider a gift to it and help us reach this wonderful milestone!  We only have $65,000 to go!

Jim Soapes
Charity Golf Classic

On an important Medicaid policy note, we recently sent out a Blast-E to members reminding them of the important change in Medicaid policy that was announced in February. Before this change, when the pediatrician encountered a care problem in the course of doing a well-visit, the highest Medicaid would allow the provider to bill was a level 2. We had advocated for a change in this policy for several months as unfair and thwarting the most appropriate care for the child—especially when behavioral or mental health issues were uncovered during a well-child visit.  The new policy change now permits the pediatrician to bill a level 3, 4 or 5 as the case may be.  It was made effective back to January 1, 2024. We appreciate the Dept. of Community Health making this important policy change.

Just around the bend is Pediatrics By the Sea, our popular summer CME conference on June 12-15, 2024 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Amelia Island, Fla.  This year’s program chair is Edward Clark, MD, FAAP, chair of pediatrics at Mercer-Macon and the Olson Children’s Hospital in Macon. Our national faculty include David Schonfeld, MD, Los Angeles; (behavioral pediatrics); Rachel Caskey, MD, Chicago (ID); Linda Parsi, MD, Houston; and Robert Voigt, MD, Little Rock plus Lynn Davidson, MD, New York (both D-B pediatrics). For information and to register, click here.

 

Speaking of events, the Georgia AAP regularly produces webinars, EPIC ® programs, and ECHO® programs for our your benefit—and they are always free to our members.  These programs focus on immunizations, breastfeeding, mental & behavioral health, and other timely topics.  Visit our calendar page for a list of all our upcoming events.

 

As always, please let us know at the Georgia AAP office if we can ever assist you.

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