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Improvement Strategies

NCIH

Educate the PCP/Medical Home staff about the medical work up for infants with hearing loss

Streamline authorizations for referral to eliminate delays

Note recommended return visits, if appropriate, on the KY EHDI Roadmap for the family

Standardize message to assure the unbiased presentation of information

Communicate results to the medical home in time for next well baby visit

Determine etiology as a team- Unspecified is not an option

Manage congenital fluid aggressively if preventing the determination of etiology

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

Resources: Best Practices Guidelines

Specialty Care Best Practices Heading 3 if you want it

The Workgroup developed this guide to help providers increase genetic referrals for children with hearing loss.  The guide also includes tools to facilitate appropriate referrals to genetic services.

"Identification of associated features in hearing loss syndromes may have health-saving or life saving implications."