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American Dental Association. 2015. Medicaid: Considerations when working with the state to develop an effective RFP/dental contract. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 15 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit for state dental associations and Medicaid programs focuses on key diagnostic elements to consider when developing a dental program contract. Topics include ensuring an adequate network, enrollment and credentialing, securing the dentist-patient relationship, continuity of care, fee schedule and reimbursement, claims processing and appeals, the role of peers in resolving issues, monitoring education and outreach, coordination of care, contractor administrative performance monitoring, use and quality of care for enrolled populations, use management, member and provider manuals, and medical necessity and processing policies.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Contract services, Diagnostic techniques, Fiscal management, Legal responsibility, Medicaid managed care, Model programs, Oral health, Policy development, Program coordination, Program development, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Reimbursement, State programs, Utilization review

ABIM Foundation. 2012–. Choosing Wisely®. Philadelphia, PA: ABIM Foundation,

Annotation: This website is part of a multi-year campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about the overuse of tests and procedures and support physician efforts to help patients make smart and effective care choices. Contents include lists of Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question. Each list provides specific, evidence-based recommendations physicians and patients should discuss to help make wise decisions about the most appropriate care based on their individual situation. Each list also describes the methodology used to the create the list. Descriptions of campaign partners, including national organizations representing medical specialists and a number of consumer-focused organizations, are provided. Additional resources are also available from the website.

Contact: ABIM Foundation, 510 Walnut Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Contact E-mail: choosingwisely@abimfoundation.org Web Site: http://www.abimfoundation.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Consumer education, Diagnostic techniques, Patient care, Physician patient relations, Public awareness campaigns, Safety, Tests, Treatment

Delgado JL. 2011. The buena salud guide for a healthy heart. Washington, DC: National Alliance for Hispanic Health, 126 pp. (The buena salud series)

Annotation: This book identifies key factors that define cardiovascular health, the changes that individuals and families can make to live healthier lives, and the tools to do so. The content is presented in three parts. Part one addresses what we know about the heart and Hispanics, how the heart works, life changes to consider (things to do and things to avoid), and a 10-point program for health. Part two presents facts on frequently asked about conditions and information on the tests and procedures that are used to diagnose and treat heart conditions. Part three offers resources and tools such as noncommercial web sites, space to write down information about health care visits and medicines, vitamins, supplements, teas, etc. Questions to ask a health care provider about a diagnosis, a diagnostic test, surgery or procedures, or recovery after surgery or procedures are also included. It is in Spanish.

Contact: Buena Salud Club, Telephone: (866) 783-2645 Web Site: http://www.buenasaludclub.org $9.95.

Keywords: Behavior modification, Cardiovascular diseases, Cardiovascular tests, Consumer education materials, Diagnostic techniques, Ethnic factors, Health behavior, Health promotion, Hispanic Americans, Spanish language materials, Surgery

Delgado JL. 2011. The buena salud guide to diabetes and your life. Washington, DC: National Alliance for Hispanic Health, 128 pp. (The buena salud series)

Annotation: This book identifies key factors that define diabetes, the changes that individuals and families can make to live healthier lives, and the tools to do so. Part one addresses who has diabetes, risk factors, diabetes and other conditions, and a 10-point program for health. Part two presents facts on frequently asked about conditions, lists abbreviations that are commonly used, describes diagnostic tests for diabetes, and presents information about the major types of diabetes. Part three offers resources and tools such as space to write in personal health and health care visit information and questions to ask a health care provider. Resources with diabetes information are also included. It is in Spanish.

Contact: Buena Salud Club, Telephone: (866) 783-2645 Web Site: http://www.buenasaludclub.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Behavior modification, Consumer education materials, Diabetes, Diagnostic techniques, Ethnic factors, Health behavior, Health promotion, Hispanic Americans, Spanish language materials

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Perinatal Clinical Advisory Committee. 2008. Maryland perinatal system standards: Recommendations. (Rev. ed.). [Baltimore, MD]: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Family Health Administration, 40 pp.

Annotation: These recommendations provide guidelines on perinatal systems that are consistent with the Guidelines for Perinatal Care, 6th edition, issued in 2007 by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Guidelines are provided in the following areas: organization, obstetrical unit capabilities, neonatal unit capabilities, obstetric personnel, pediatric personnel, other personnel, laboratory, diagnostic imaging capabilities, equipment, medications, and education program.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Family and Community Health Services, 201 West Preston Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399, Secondary Telephone: (800) 456-8900 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/mch/Pages/Home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Diagnostic imaging, Diagnostic techniques, Education, Guidelines, Health care systems, Laboratories, Neonatal intensive care units, Obstetrical care, Pediatrics, Perinatal care, Perinatal services, Standards

Byrne J, Edelson V, Friedland A, Terry SF. 2008. Eyes on the prize: Truth telling about genetic testing. Washington, DC: Genetic Alliance, 32 pp. (Monograph series no. 3)

Annotation: This monograph summarizes the proceedings from a two-day summit convened by the Genetic Alliance in September 2007 to examine the current genetic testing landscape and propose solutions to advance the field of quality diagnostics. The meeting brought together a wide variety of stakeholders to offer their concerns and opinions in an atmosphere of truth-telling and transparency. Included in the monograph are a list of goals related to the monitoring of human genome testing set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a survey of the characteristics of a range of genetic tests. The monograph also addresses research and development opportunities and challenges; testing development; clinical delivery and commercialization; laboratory quality; the role of the Food and Drug Administration in oversight; and the role of professional, laboratory, and patient guidelines and best practices. A glossary of recurrent themes related to genetic testing and a summary of recommended next steps are also provided.

Contact: Genetic Alliance, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 404, Washington, DC 20008-2369, Telephone: (202) 966-5557 Secondary Telephone: (800) 336-GENE Fax: (202) 966-8553 E-mail: info@geneticalliance.org Web Site: http://www.geneticalliance.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Conference proceedings, Diagnostic techniques, Genetic screening, Genetic services, Tests

Exe N, Ferguson H, Krokosky A, Sawyer S, Terry SF. [2007]. Genetic testing stories. Washington, DC: Genetic Alliance, 56 pp. (Monograph series no. 2)

Annotation: This publication consists of a collection of brief stores of individuals who have undergone genetic testing for a variety of conditions. Each story is told in the individual's own voice. Topics include carrier testing, diagnostic testing, gene mapping, predictive, and prognostic. For each topic there are several stories, each focusing on a different condition.

Contact: Genetic Alliance, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 404, Washington, DC 20008-2369, Telephone: (202) 966-5557 Secondary Telephone: (800) 336-GENE Fax: (202) 966-8553 E-mail: info@geneticalliance.org Web Site: http://www.geneticalliance.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Personal narratives, Carrier state, Diagnostic techniques, Genetic counseling, Genetic disorders, Genetic screening

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.