To successfully provide health supervision care to infants, children and adolescents, clinics and practices will want to access current information about health supervision content and practice management. Bright Futures and AAP resources can guide health care providers and administrators to tested management techniques.
Bright Futures / AAP Periodicity Schedule
These guidelines represent a consensus by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Bright Futures for pediatric preventive care
2012 Coding Manual Now Available
The Coding for Pediatric Preventive Care has been newly updated to reflect all of the 2012 changes in both the ICD-9-CM and CPT codes. This coding resource is organized for easy access and accurate reference and contains comprehensive listings of all the current CPT and ICD-9-CM Codes that are commonly reported by pediatric health care practitioners in providing preventive care services.
Performing Preventive Services: A Bright Futures Handbook
Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit
White House Obesity InitiativeThe AAP is proud to join the White House, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a new initiative to reduce rates of overweight and obesity in our nation's children. The Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Third Edition are integral to this effort.
Visit the AAP Whitehouse Obesity site to view the video by First Lady Michelle Obama and for resources that you can use to support the White House Obesity initiative and visit the White House site for the Let’s Move campaign at www.letsmove.gov.
Healthy Active Living Prescription PadsThese attractive pads are available for free download to promote healthy eating and physical activity with the children in your practice. The pads are designed to be filled out by you along with the active involvement of the child and their parent/guardian.
Adolescent Health Update, Volume 22, No. 1, November 2009.
Published by the AAP Section on Adolescent Health, this issue, entitled Bright Futures for the Busy Clinical Practice by Paula Duncan, MD, FAAP and Amy E. Pirretti, MS, provides practical strategies for implementing the Bright Futures Guidelines for adolescents. The objectives of this article are to prepare pediatricians to: 1) efficiently integrate Bright Futures principles in the busy patient care setting; 2) prioritize prevention strategies/interventions based upon the individual adolescent’s strengths and needs; 3) use Bright Futures tools to more efficiently meet the preventive health care needs of their adolescent patients; 4) code appropriately to ensure optimal reimbursement for providing adolescent preventive services. The article also includes a Family Resource handout for distribution to parents and adolescents, and Hot Topics in Adolescent Medicine, Counseling Adolescents Concerning Military Service.