Evaluate both ears
Complete definitive diagnosis BEFORE 3 MONTHS of age
Complete Parent Roadmap for families with a child identified with hearing loss
Complete the Patient Checklist for Primary Care Providers with families who need further screening for hearing loss
Streamline authorizations to eliminate delay to specialty providers such as ORL, ENT, and genetics
Offer and provide referral to Minnesota Hands & Voices
Refer to Help Me Grow / Early Intervention
Obtain a consent for release of information at first contact
Comprehensive Audiological Diagnostic Assessments:
*A comprehensive assessment should be performed on both ears even if only 1 ear failed the screening test.
Goal: All infants who screen positive will have a diagnostic audiologic evaluation before 3 months of age.
Indicator: Number and percent of infants who have a REFER on rescreen and received a comprehensive audiological evaluation by 3 months of age, excluding infants <1800 grams. (Baseline: 20.1%)
28.0% by December 31, 2010 (Actual: 23.4%)
36.0% by December 31, 2011
Goal: All infants with hearing loss will receive appropriate early intervention services before 6 months of age (medical, audiologic, and Early Intervention).
Indicator: Percent of infants fitted with personal amplification within 1 month of diagnosis (Baseline: 15.3%)
22.0% by December 31, 2010 (Actual: 44.0%)
30.0% by December 31, 2011
Create and maintain a care map outlining expected care through the first year of life.
Timely referrals to appropriate providers are critical for reducing loss to follow-up.