A New Approach to Pediatric Care in Omaha
Nebraska Home Pediatrics was founded in 2017 by a mother of four whom knew about the inconveniences of having a sick child first hand. With more than 15 years of healthcare experience, the founder decided to take her passion of helping sick children on the road with the mobile pediatric practice, Nebraska Home Pediatrics. The board certified nurse practitioners come to your home when your child is sick and provide high-quality, personalized care. The nurse practitioners are trained and licensed to treat minor illnesses and injuries as well as write prescriptions when medically appropriate. Appointments are convenient and quick, plus there is no waking of a sleeping child, no long waits in a clinic lobby, and no unnecessary exposure to other sick children.
In the summer of 2018, school physicals with immunizations were offered as an additional service. The physicals included Kindergarten physicals, Seventh Grade physicals and Sports physicals completed all from the convenience and comfort of the patient’s home. With this new approach to pediatric care, insurance payers are not yet up to speed with this health care model and therefore they have denied coverage and payment of some of the physicals even though the only difference with the physicals was the place of service (office versus home). Due to this place of service stipulation, it was decided to offer well-child visits from an office but to continue offering the house calls for sick visits so that there was no exposure to sick children when a healthy child was coming to the office for their well-child visit. It is important to Nebraska Home Pediatrics to not only practice health promotion but to also provide a health promoting office space for our families.