Pediatric Council
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For more than eight years, the PA Chapter has engaged Pennsylvania health insurance companies in a Pediatric Council. This forum is comprised of the PA AAP Board members and the medical directors of each of the PA insurers.

Discussions focus on pediatric issues of mutual concern such as:

Adoption of the Bright Futures schedule

Immunizations (coverage for vaccines and the admin fee)

Recognition of developmental screening (CPT 96110)

Recognition of telephone care

The PA AAP Practice Management Committee, chaired by Susan Kressly, MD, FAAP, selects the agenda based on practice feedback. If you have issues that you would like to see on the agenda, please email the Chapter office at


Important Note:

The PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics appreciates the attendance of the various health plan medical directors and representatives at Pediatric Council meetings. The Academy understands that information regarding fees, claim payment policies, UM policies etc. of the various health plans cannot be discussed in this forum. That said, the PA Chapter AAP appreciates the opportunity to share with the health plans the perspective of practicing physicians regarding areas of concern.

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What You Can Do
  • Join the Practice Management Committee
  • Monitor insurance coverage of key pediatric services

  • Consider joining the AAP Section on Administration and Practice Management (SOAPM) and participate in the section listserve for excellent resources from your colleagues.
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