Pediatric Lead Screening Initiative Launches

Pediatric Lead Screening Initiative Launches

February 27th, 2018 | Network News

Improving lead screening rates for children ages 0 to 2 is the focus for a new AHP initiative spearheaded by the network’s pediatric committees and funded by FLPPS.

Project managing the initiative will be Meagan Fournier-Boome, who comes to AHP with experience in both grassroots and corporate health care settings. She has most recently worked as a program coordinator at FLPPS and also has experience as a program analyst at the Institute on Health Care Costs and Solutions at the National Business Group on Health. Meagan holds a BS in Health Administration from Eastern Michigan University and Masters of Jurisprudence in Health Law from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

Meagan will be working with the practices that have been identified by AHP to receive the point-of-care (POC) lead testing and will be supporting those practices within the network that are already doing POC testing but whose outcomes have opportunities for improvement She will be completing practice readiness assessments and working with the project champions identified within the practices (e.g., practice manager or nurse manager) to implement workflows that will support testing at the recommended intervals as well as times of screened risk, along with providing information support for coding and billing. Lastly, Meagan will be working with the practices on accurate data collection to further facilitate improvement in lead screening.

Interested in learning more about the Pediatric Lead Initiative? Contact Meagan Fournier-Boome for more information.