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Provider Alert! COVID-19 Pediatric Provider Enrollment

  Date: May 7, 2021 Attention: All Pediatric Providers Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without prior notice due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 event. Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan would like to inform network providers that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Immunization Unit is encouraging all pediatric providers to enroll in...

Texas Pediatric Society Sponsors MOC Qualified Project: Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in Texas

The Texas Pediatric Society and American Academy of Pediatrics are helping pediatric practices in Houston with an asthma quality improvement project that qualifies for American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 and Part 4 credit. If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting project and/or considering participation, contact Kellie Dees at the Texas Pediatric Society. Her email is kellie.dees@txpeds.org. Act now! The deadline to enroll is April 25, 2018.

The Importance of Educating Patient’s Caregivers on Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome, or inflicted traumatic brain injury, is caused by the violent shaking of a child with or without contact between the child’s head and a hard surface. Such contact may result in head trauma, including subdural hematoma, diffuse axonal injury and retinal hemorrhage.  Shaken baby syndrome, is the most common cause of traumatic death for children younger than 1 year. Approximately 20 per 100,000 infants per year experience abusive head injuries resulting from shaking typically triggered by a...