TennCare and our Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) understand the challenges being faced by primary care providers during the COVID-19 emergency, especially as it relates to completing important preventive care visits for children. To facilitate continued delivery of preventive care, TennCare and the MCOs have added selected preventive services to be covered using telehealth. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to support well child visits consistent with the Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents. During COVID-19, the AAP has provided the following guidance for well care visits:
• Consider modifications to the structure of the clinic schedule and physical space such as conducting well visits in the morning and sick visits the remainder of the day, dedicating specific rooms for sick versus well visits, or designating specific practice sites for only well or sick visits.
• Prioritize well visits and immunizations for newborns, infants and younger children and reschedule older patients to a later date, if necessary.
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