March Update on Medicaid Pediatric Healthcare Recovery Program – Year 2

  • 08 Mar 2023

Behavioral Health (BH) ECHO®

The Pediatric Healthcare Recovery Program provides support for primary care practices to increase their capacity to assist children and families with responding to their mental health concerns. Practices are eligible for participation payment based on practice staff attending 4 out of 6 Behavioral Health ECHO® Learning Sessions with practice payment due in July 2023. The focus for the February session was on “Navigating Schools to Improve Connections” and a special thank you is extended to our presenters from RIPIN and NRI Pediatrics. Completion of an evaluation for each session attended is required to receive credit for attendance. Please register for the March 23 Behavioral Health ECHO® learning session.

The topics and dates for the Behavioral Health ECHO series are:




Thursday: January 26, 2023, 7:30-8:30AM

Difficult conversations by Sarah Hagin, PhD

Case Presentation by Santiago Medical Group




Participant feedback: 98% Excellent or Good

Wednesday: February 22, 2023, 7:30-8:30AM

Navigating schools to improve connections by Katie Conti and Anne Fartura, RIPIN

Case Presentation by NRI Pediatrics




Participant feedback: 92% Excellent or Good

Thursday: March 23, 2023, 7:30-8:30AM

School Avoidance by Sarah Hagin, PhD

Case Presentation by Smithfield Pediatrics


Wednesday: April 26, 2023, 7:30-8:30AM

CBT / Anxiety by Sarah Hagin, PhD

Case Presentation by East Greenwich Pediatrics


Wednesday: May 24, 2023, 7:30-8:30AM

Medication Management in pediatrics by Jill Welte, MD

Case Presentation by Coastal Pediatrics


Thursday: June 22, 2023, 7:30-8:30AM

Suicide risk/prevention/tools by Sarah Hagin, PhD

Case Presentation by Care New England


Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 959 6302 4930; Passcode: 646876;

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Immunization and Lead Screening

Practices can expect to receive ongoing KIDSNET performance reports around the 18th of the month which will provide a status of practice’s achievement with meeting 3 out of 4 immunization/lead screening targets or improvement targets for the next milestone in April. Your Practice Facilitators are here to help.

If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your practice facilitator or Carolyn Karner at

Funding for this program was provided by EOHHS and the Medicaid Pediatric Healthcare Recovery Program.