December 2011

Happy Holidays!

warm wishes for the holiday season from the Medical Home Portal team!
medical home portal logo with stocking and bells with holly around it
photoes with names: Chuck Norlin, MD Portal Director and Editor; Lynne Kerr, MD, PHD, Content Lead; Brian Ivie, Portal Developer; Mindy Tueller, Portal Manager; Gina Pola-Money, Family Partner Coordinator; Al Romeo, RN, PhD, Services Specialist


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Feedback Forums

We've held three forums this fall to gather feedback from physicians about the Portal's Diagnoses & Conditions modules. We're going to be redesigning the navigation, format, look, etc., of our site. We'd welcome any input you might have! Please use our Feedback page to share your thoughts with us.

Frequently Asked Questions - Survey

What conditions have you treated and had questions arise, your own, or from the patient and their family? Please tell us by visiting the Medical Home Portal FAQ Survey. Fill out as few or as many questions as you like. We’ll work with experts in each area to find answers. Thank you!

New on the Portal

New Portal Content
Hearing Screening Infant Social-Emotional Screening (updated)
Missing link with id: fd7fde7e.xml PKU
Coming Soon
Arginase Deficiency Maple Syrup Urine Disease
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
You can stay in-the-know about and give us ideas for new content by "liking" us on the Medical Home Portal Facebook page.

Your Medical Home

One of the most visited pages on the Medical Home Portal is the Writing Letters of Medical Necessity page with over 1,500 visits each month. These letters from the medical home can help patients access needed evaluations, treatments, and equipment that may be otherwise unavailable. Identifying a team member in the medical home that has expertise in writing these types of letters can save the primary care clinician time and frustration. Saving copies for use as future templates or to document a series of requests can be helpful for the medical home and families.

Authors & Reviewers

Initial publication: December 2011; last update/revision: September 2018
Current Authors and Reviewers:
Author: Mindy Tueller, MS, MCHES