Practice-Support Practice Transformation Below you can find practice transformation resources to help get your practice headed in the right direction. More resources are being added regularly, so check back frequently to find the resources you need to support your practice. Digital Navigator The AAP Digital Navigator is a web-based software application that guides practices through practice transformation into the Patient and Family-Centered Medical Home model of care. Digital Navigator Information AAP Practice Excellence (APEX) Business of Pediatrics AAP resources to assist career and business decisions in an ever evolving pediatric marketplace. Hot Topics in the Pediatric Marketplace: Adapting to Policy & Market Forces in Pediatrics Resources for Employed Physicians Resources for Self Employed Physicians Career in Pediatrics Policy Forces in Pediatrics Market Forces in Pediatrics Adapting to Policy and Market Forces Practice Basics AAP resources to assist practices in setting up office-based delivery systems that are effective, efficient, and compliant with regulations Setting Up a Practice Practice Changes and Types Staffing Medical Liability and Risk Management Physician Health and Wellness Closing a Practice (retirement, selling) Coding, Financing, and Private Payer AAP resources to help practices navigate the changing health care environment to ensure proper payment for services provided and the tools to handle payer issues. Accountable Care Organizations Coding Resources ICD-10-CM Payer Advocacy Pediatric Cost Model Bright Futures Payment Information Vaccine Coding Table Quality Improvement and Patient Safety AAP resources on practice-based quality improvement activities, as well as networks that contribute to overall quality measures and improvement in pediatric care Quality Improvement Innovation Networks (QuIIN) Clinical Practice Guidelines Maintenance of Certification Office Operations AAP resources to support pediatricians in making decisions about the administrative aspects of their offices Medical Home Health Information Technology Documentation and Medical Record Keeping Emergency Preparedness and Response Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Business Case for Pricing Immunization Administration Practice Administration Physician Payment Sunshine Act Marketing Your Practice Vaccine Financing & Delivery Sample Office Documents (Log-in Required) Telephone Care Patient Management AAP tools and resources to help practices care for and communicate with their patients Communicating with Patients/Parents (Log-in Required) Chronic Condition Management Resources Care Coordination Resources Billing and Payment Letters to Patients (Log-in Required) Patient Policies (Log-in Required) Culturally Effective Care Toolkit Bright Futures Homepage What's New Implementation Strategies for Mental Health State Health Care System Transformation page ACO Leavitt Newsletter Medicolegal Sessions For Pediatricians By Pediatricians At The NCE 2015 Practice Transformation Library Accountable Care Organizations Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers who come together to provide coordinated, high-quality care to their patients. Alternative Payment Models As payers are moving away from fee-for-service (FFS) it's important to learn about alternate payment models. Hassle Factor Form To report issues and concerns regarding health plans and carriers, complete the online Hassle Factor Form. Pediatric Cost Model The Pediatric Cost Model is an actuarial analysis of net medical costs paid by insurers for physician services for children during 2008. Practice Excellence Webinars Take a look at the APEX Practice Excellence Webinars Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care (Periodicity Schedule) These guidelines represent a consensus by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Bright Futures.