Confirm diagnostic audiology appointment at the first visit
Complete Parent Roadmap with families who have 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 of connection to specialty providers such as Ophthalmology, ENT, and genetics
Offer and provide referral to Minnesota Hands & Voices
Refer to Early Intervention through Help Me Grow
Obtain a consent for release of information at first contact
Respond promptly to the Minnesota Department of Health requests for follow-up information and plans
Clinical Practice Guideline: Tympanostomy Tubes in Children, American Academy of Otolaryngology, 2013
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.