Thomas H Pinkstaff Medical Home

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Description

The Thomas H Pinkstaff Medical Home Clinic shall be a collaboratove between UK Dept of Pediatrics and the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN) to meet the needs within, and out-of-home care in the custody of the Department of Community Based Services (DCBS). The Pinkstaff Medical Home Clinic shall provide: initial evaulations (within 40 hours of the child being placed in out-of-home care) per DCBS Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 3A.7.2), primary care for all foster children identified as not having a medical hom which includes well child exams, sick child visits, immunizations, wellness education and care coordination of specialty services required by these children including appropriate referral for mental/behavioral health providers. The highest ration of children in out-of-home care resides within the Bluegrass Area Development District of Kentucky. This district is a 17 county area where foster children represent 18% of the total state foster population. The Pinkstaff Medical Hom Clinic shall serve children residing in this District with medical care in a family-centered, comprehensive, coordinatred and continuous manner. In addition to increased prevalence of chronic medical, dental, mental health and developmental/education issues among the in and out-of-home care population, medical access to pediatricians in the Bluegrass Development District is reduced. Lack of access to medical care is partly due to practices decreasing the number of Medicaid patients accepted. Additional children with special health care needs ahll be managed by the Pinkstaff Medical Home Clinic on a case by case basis. All patients enrolled in services must have Medicaid coverage and enrollment of dually covered patients must have approval of second tier review.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/127/1/12

Funding

  • KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services

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