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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Guidelines for Pediatric Medical Home Providers

Great chart summarizing the responsibilities of the pediatric medical home provider caring for a child with pssible or diagnosed hearing loss.

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Patient Checklist for Pediatric Medical Home Providers

Helpful checklist with appropriate referrals and timeframes for child who did not pass newborn hearing screening and/or has been diagnosed with a hearing loss. This checklist can be downloaded and printed to add to patient chart.

Hear & Now

A new multi-media instructional package for PCPs caring for children with potential or diagnosed hearing loss that includes what to do if a child did not pass his/her hearing screening, what to do if you did not receive a child’s hearing screening results, information on newborn hearing screening and appropriate follow-up, how to handle concerns about a child’s hearing or language development even though the child passed the newborn hearing screening, and screening infants and toddlers during well visits.

Parent Education & Information

This is a list of downloadable pdfs for use by professionals to educate parents of deaf and hard of hearing children.

EHDI Care Coordination Plan

The EHDI Care Coordination Plan was developed to provide a useful tool for families and the professionals who help them to handle the information, decision-making, and activities involved with caring for children diagnosed with hearing loss. Click here to open plan

How to make an EHDI Care Coordination Plan binder for families

Here are instructions for making an EHDI Care Coordination Plan binder for families. Open here for instructions

Hearing Loss, Genetics and Your Child – A brochure for parents of a child with hearing loss

A brochure, titled “Hearing Loss, Genetics and Your Child”, that is intended for parents of children with hearing loss to complement provider referral for genetic services by empowering parents with information on the importance of these services as part of the diagnosis with hearing loss.

Hearing Screening Coding Fact Sheet for Primary Care Providers

This is a helpful guide to codes for hearing screening, hearing loss and related hearing health issues.

Billing & Reimbursement Codes

CPT, ICD-9-CM and HCPCS codes that have to do with hearing. Compiled by the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM).

Information for medical home providers on handling denial and negotiation of insurance claims for hearing screening services.

Information to help PCPs and other health professionals encourage parents/families to have a follow-up evaluation if their newborn did not pass the hearing screening test.

This guidelines document is an official statement of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA.)

This self-assessment tool can be utilized to measure cultural competence in a primary care practice to improve patient care and understanding.

Position statements by the Joint Council on Infant Hearing (JCIH) to establish goals and guidelines for early hearing detection and intervention.