The Florida Pediatrician – Winter 2021

The Florida Pediatrician is a peer reviewed journal published quarterly by the Editorial Board of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The journal includes scientific articles, case reports, legislative updates, and other information relevant to pediatricians, pediatric specialists, and pediatric allied health practitioners in Florida.

The Winter 2021 edition of The Florida Pediatrician is now available. Access the full edition here.

 

 

 

 

This edition includes:
Editor’s Note
Terra Firma-Forme Dermatosis
Children and Chickens: 11-month-old Infant with a Salmonella Deep Neck Infection
Adapting Pediatric Residency Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic, A Novel Approach
GME and Telemedicine: The Future is Right Now
How Our GME Department and Pediatric Residency Program Met the GME Training Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Reflections from the Trenches
Adapting to the New Norm: Didactic Curriculum During Residency Training during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Graduate Medical Education at the Florida State University College of Medicine

Please enjoy the Winter 2021 edition of The Florida Pediatrician! Use the full screen presentation/reader mode for optimal viewing.

Download a printer-friendly version here.

View past editions of the Florida Pediatrician here.

Register for the 2021 Virtual AAP Advocacy Conference!

Registration is open for the virtual 2021 AAP Advocacy Conference – formerly named the Legislative Conference – which will take place April 11 – 13, 2021.

Join the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for this year’s virtual conference and learn how to become a strong voice for children! Participants will hear from distinguished guest speakers, attend advocacy skills-building workshops and learn about timely policy issues impacting children, families, and pediatricians.

On the final day of the conference, participants will attend virtual meetings with their congressional offices and others from their state to discuss a timely child health issue.

To learn more and to register, please visit AAP.org/AdCon. Early bird registration closes on February 28. We hope to see you in the spring!

 

#AAPAdvocacy2021

Registration for Children’s Week’s Avenues to Advocacy is now open!

Registration for Avenues to Advocacy is now open!

As part of a Children’s Week Florida event, Avenues to Advocacy provides free, interactive, and virtual workshops that will guide you through the process of becoming an influential advocate for the causes most important to you during the 2021 Legislative Session. 2021 workshops are scheduled for Monday afternoons from 1:30-2:30pm EST January 25 through February 22.

Please note: All advocacy workshops will be presented on the Whova virtual event platform. Once you have completed your registration, you will need to create a Whova account online or download the mobile app. Whova will allow you to create an agenda with the workshops you are most interested in attending.

Check out the Whova Attendee Guide for helpful tips on using the program.

Questions? Visit the Children’s Week website, send an email to info@childrensweek.org, or call 850-487-6300.

New Year, New Member Benefit

New Year, New Member Benefit – Exclusively for FCAAP Members! 

The new year is the perfect time to try something new and to focus on your health! FCAAP is making it easy by partnering with Purple Carrot to offer FCAAP members $30 off their first meal box. Purple Carrot is a subscription meal plan that makes it easy to eat healthy & delicious plant-based meals. Login to the FCAAP Members Only Website and visit the “Member Benefits” page to claim your discount under the “Other Member Benefits” section!

Not a member? Click “Become a Member” at the top of the page to learn how to join and take advantage of all the benefits of being a member of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics!

FCAAP Releases December Updates to White Paper Regarding Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) today released updates to “FCAAP Recommendations Regarding Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic” – a white paper to assist Florida’s school superintendents as they operate schools in their districts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following updates have been made to the paper since the update of November 23, 2020:

  • Update on infection rate in Florida.
  • The importance of community mitigation efforts to protect schools re-emphasized.
  • Short discussion of importance of influenza vaccine and of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Statement and rational against adopting the CDC guidance: “Options to Reduce Quarantine for
    Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic
    Testing, in school settings.
  • Updated information on the use of antigen tests in diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  • Addition of quarantine recommendations for individuals previously infected with SARS-CoV-2
    who are then exposed to a case of COVID-19.
  • Management of people who have been exposed who had previously been infected.

    Click here to view the updated white paper.

Introducing FCAAP Trainee Tips

As many pediatric trainees can attest, the road to becoming a pediatrician is full of questions. To help, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has created FCAAP’s Trainee Tips, an educational series for pediatric trainees offering advice on topics of interest identified by medical student, resident, and early career physician members of the Chapter. Special thanks to our expert speakers for sharing their knowledge with our trainee members, and to our host, FPP2020 Online Resident Abstract Winner Dr. Issa Hanna, for the introductions!

Topics and Speakers include:

  • General Leadership – Dr. Corinne Bria and Dr. Johanna Kielbasa
  • Transitioning to Intern Leadership – Dr. Corinne Bria and Dr. Johanna Kielbasa
  • Transitioning to Senior Leadership – Dr. Corinne Bria and Dr. Johanna Kielbasa
  • Transitioning to Fellow/Junior Faculty Leadership – Dr. Corinne Bria and Dr. Johanna Kielbasa
  • Transitioning from Medical School to Residency – Dr. Ayesha Mirza
  • Work-Life Balance – Dr. John Morrison and Dr. Meredith Plant
  • Financial Planning Fundamentals & Principles – Mr. Bryson Bard and Mr. Matthew Davis
  • Student Loan Planning & Strategies – Mr. Bryson Bard and Mr. Matthew Davis

All of the FCAAP Trainee Tips sessions will be emailed to FCAAP’s medical student, resident, and early career physician members, and are available on this playlist on FCAAP’s YouTube channel. We invite you to view the sessions, and provide your feedback in this brief survey to help guide us in creating future sessions.

We hope you find the FCAAP Trainee Tips useful as you progress throughout your career in pediatrics!

Pediatricians & the COVID-19 Vaccine

FCAAP Members: Join FCAAP at 6:30pm ET on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, for a discussion with Florida State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. Scott Rivkees, on

  • the Florida Department of Health’s plan for prioritizing vaccine administration and the roll out of the vaccine in the state,
  • the Florida Department of Health’s campaign to get Florida’s healthcare workers vaccinated, and
  • other important, time sensitive information related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

The 60-minute session will include time for FCAAP members to ask Dr. Rivkees questions about the State’s plan for the vaccine.

Registration is free and limited to current members of FCAAP. Members can register by visiting the Member Benefits page of the Members Only website. Non-Members can register after joining FCAAP. Membership information is available online or by contacting Alicia Adams at aadams@fcaap.org.

#IGotTheShot

FCAAP Members,

As many of you are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming days and weeks, FCAAP is joining a nationwide campaign to raise visibility and promote positive messaging around the vaccine.

Please consider sharing a photo or video of yourself receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on social media using the hashtags #IGotTheShot and #COVIDvaccine and tagging the Chapter (handles below) to help reinforce and grow the public’s confidence in the vaccine.

If you are willing, please also share your photo or video with the Chapter for possible use in a collage through this form. You may also email Alicia Adams and Melanie Range at aadams@fcaap.org and mrange@fcaap.org.

Campaign Hashtags:

#IGotTheShot                  #COVIDvaccine                #CrushCOVID

FCAAP Handles:

@FloridaAAP (Twitter)                 @FloridaAAP (Instagram)              @FloridaChapterofAAP (Facebook)

 

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Coding Changes for 2021 – What You Need to Know

 

By now you have likely heard about the numerous changes to the 2021 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set which will take effect on January 1, 2021. These include changes to the code set for office and other outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services (e.g., 99203, 99213), as well as code sets that are important for pediatrics. The changes will impact codes 99201-99215. Some of the changes include:

  • Code 99201 will be deleted.
  • History and physical exam no longer will be considered when selecting a code (yet they still are important to document).
  • Code selection will be based on either medical decision-making (MDM) or total time.
  • New MDM tables will be published in CPT but still refer to three elements: problems addressed, data to be reviewed and analyzed, and risk.
  • Time will include “all time on the date of encounter” (including non-face-to-face), and code time ranges (rather than “typical” times) will be published.
  • New prolonged service code will be added for highest level office or other outpatient E/M services only with new threshold time.

During this 90-minute session hosted by the Pediatric Council of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (“FCAAP”), David Morris Kanter, MD, MBA, CPC, FAAP – AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature, will review the changes and how to incorporate them into your practice. The session will include time for live Q&A with Dr. Kanter to help ensure you understand the changes and what you need to do with them.

Registration is free and limited to current members of FCAAP. All attendees will receive a free, web-based E&M Medical Decision-Making Calculator and an Office Visits Level of Medical Decision-Making Table with the CPT code changes at the end of the presentation.

Members can register by visiting the Member Benefits page of the Members Only website. Non-Members register after joining FCAAP. Membership information is available online or by contacting Melanie Range at 850-224-3939 or mrange@fcaap.org.

FCAAP Forum Series – 2021

By popular demand, FCAAP will continue hosting its Florida Health Care Provider Forum Series in 2021. A new 30-minute session will be hosted at 12:30pm ET (11:30am CT) on the 3rd Thursday of each month beginning in January. We want to know what topics you want to hear about in the 2021 series! Please take one minute to share your suggestions through the survey below.

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