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Improvement Strategies

NCIH

Fax back receipt of Did Not Pass results

Confirm follow-up appointment at the first visit

Standardize office procedures for data-sharing with the EHDI Team

Complete the EHDI Care Map with the family, planning and coordinating expected care and referrals

Streamline authorizations to eliminate delay to specialty providers such as ENT and genetics 

Offer and provide referral to Guide By Your Side or other parent support groups

 Refer to early intervention within 48 hours of diagnosis

Obtain a consent for release of information at first contact

Record data in the state EHDI reporting system (WE-TRAC)

Resources: Tools for Improvement

 Training Opportunities

Toolkit for Providers Serving Children with Hearing Loss

 

 Ten tips for Medical Home Providers to implement best practice strategies for reducing loss to follow-up for infants who refer on the newborn hearing screening. Includes effective tools designed and tested in practices across the country.   

 

 

"Although most pediatricians believe that they have primary responsibility for follow-up planning for children who do not pass their hearing screens, they frequently do not have the access they need to screening-test results or to the results of any subsequent diagnostic evaluations."

Improving Follow-up to Newborn Hearing Screening: A Learning-Collaborative Experience