We know that annual preventive visits for adolescents and children drive better health and value for patients, and lead to higher performance scores for providers – that’s why this important exam is a quality metric in many value-based contracts. School will be back in session in just one month, so get your younger patients scheduled now.
The statistics on Kentucky’s school-aged children and teens are staggering:
- 5% are obese;
- 17% smoke;
- 40% are covered by Medicaid.
Through the annual back to school exam, you have the opportunity to impact these numbers, address prevention and needed immunizations, track growth and development, and give parents an opportunity to ask about questions.
Read this month’s Quality Matters for tips on Back to School Preventive Visits for Adolescents and Children. In addition, check out our new resource page on the KHP website for Annual Wellness Exams.