2nd Integrated Orientation and Updates and Category A Newborn hearing Screening Personnel Certifying Course at OLLH

2nd Integrated Orientation and Updates and Category A Newborn hearing Screening Personnel Certifying Course at OLLH

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital located at P. Sanchez St., Sta. Mesa, Manila, one of the pioneers of newborn hearing screening in the country and being one of the pilot centers who launched the program in 2013, will be hosting the “2nd Integrated Orientation and Updates and Category A Newborn hearing Screening Personnel Certifying Course at OLLH” on August 26, 2017 (Sunday) 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Basilio Valdez Hall. The Orientation and Updates to RA 9709 is the lecture portion of the Category A Newborn Hearing Screening Personnel Certifying Course and is also a pre-requisite for nonscreener or manager staff members of Hearing Centers such as Speech Therapists, Cochlear Implant Programmers, Developmental Pediatricians, ENT Coordinators, and ENT Implant Surgeons. Orientation and Updates participants are required to bring the following: 1. Copy of valid PRC ID for physicians 2. Copy of any valid ID for Audiologist or speech therapist 3. Copy of Masters in Audiology diploma for Audiologist 4. Copy of Speech Therapy / Pathology diploma for speech therapist 5. Copy of Residency and Fellowship Training certificates for Developmental Pediatricians, ENT or ENT Implant Surgeon 6. Certificate of good standing from The Philippine Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery for ENT Coordinators and ENT Implant Surgeons 7. Certificate of good standing from the Philippine Pediatric Society for Pediatricians 8. Certificate or letter of center/health facility affiliation/employment signed by Medical Director/head of facility/owner. Exact address and complete contact information of the health facility must be indicated in the certificate or letter. The screeners and managers of Category A Newborn Hearing Centers will have to pass a written...
Reclassification of Category A Newborn Hearing Screening Centers to B, C and D

Reclassification of Category A Newborn Hearing Screening Centers to B, C and D

The Newborn Hearing Screening Reference Center is most fortunate to receive generous support from the Philippine California Advanced Research Institute of the Commission on Higher Education which is funding (PCARI-CHED) the study entitled “Increasing the Rates of Newborn Hearing Screening with Novel Technologies and Telehealth” to the Philippine National Ear Institute of the National Institutes of Health. In line with this effort, we would like to invite existing Category A Newborn Hearing Screening Centers to be reclassified as Category B, C or D based on the Manual of Operations of RA 9709. For Category B, C and D, inspection of the facility is mandatory. Normally, there is a corresponding fee for inspection which would include payment of airfare and accommodations for at least 2 evaluators or inspectors and their honoraria. The classification certificate is necessary for DOH Licensing in the future if your facility wants to offer services beyond newborn hearing screening using otoacoustic emissions (OAE) or automated auditory brainstem response (AABR). INSPECTION FEES SHALL BE WAIVED and shouldered by the PCARI-CHED to speed-up the re-classification process. The inspection team shall be accompanied by a surveyor from the National Telehealth Center to evaluate the capabilities of your facility as to its feasibility to test pilot the technologies and corresponding telehealth protocols that would make the referral system of the program more efficient that will be developed though the PCARI-CHED study which will be done next year. Kindly take time to read the attached Form C document. Once reclassified, the hearing centers shall be included in a wider referral system beyond hearing screening. The capabilities of your facility shall be...
Philhealth Support to Implementation of the Newborn Hearing Screening Program

Philhealth Support to Implementation of the Newborn Hearing Screening Program

To ensure that all newborns have access to newborn hearing screening as provided by the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Act of 2009 (R.A. 97091), the Department of Health (DOH) implements the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program through training, certification and quality assurance of newborn hearing screening centers and management of a registry. The use of Registry Cards to enroll newborns in the database was put into effect in Metro Manila starting May 1, 2016. Newborn Hearing Screening Test is a component of PhilHealth’s Newborn Care Package (NCP). As such, PhilHealth intends to use these Registry Cards as means of verification for NCP claims. In preparation for nationwide implementation, all accredited health care institutions (HCIs) that are providing newborn hearing screening test should coordinate with DOH Regional Offices for training and certification. Whereas, HCIs that are outsourcing this service shall make referral arrangement with DOH Certified Newborn Hearing Screening Centers. For inquiries on training, certification and procurement of Newborn Hearing Screening Registry Cards, kindly contact the the following: Newborn Hearing Screening Reference Telefax: (02) 526-4349 Cellphone: 0923-6786041 Department of Health Children’s Health Development Division – Disease Prevention and Control Bureau Telephone numbers: (02) 732-9956 (02) 651-7800 loc. 1730.   The list of Certified Newborn Hearing Screening Centers is posted on the website of Newborn Hearing Screening Program (www.newbornhearingscreening.ph).   To download a copy of the advisory, please fill in the details below: Your Name (required) Your Email...
Orientation, Updates & Certifying Course in Davao City

Orientation, Updates & Certifying Course in Davao City

The Department of Health Family Health Office in cooperation with the Newborn Hearing Screening Reference Center will be hosting an Orientation and Updates to RA 9709 and Category A Newborn Hearing Screening Personnel Certifying Course on August 24, 2016, 8:00 am -5:00 pm at the Pinnacle Hotel, Davao City. The Orientation and Updates to RA 9709 is the lecture portion of the Category A Newborn Hearing Screening Personnel Certifying Course and is also a pre-requisite for non-screener or manager staff members of Hearing Centers such as Speech Therapists, Cochlear Implant Programmers, Developmental Pediatricians, ENT Coordinators, and ENT Implant Surgeons. Orientation and Updates to RA 9709 participants (implant programmers, speech therapists, geneticists, nurses, pediatricians, ENT coordinators, implant surgeons) are required to bring the following: 1. Copy of valid PRC ID for physicians 2. Copy of any valid ID indicating date of birth for audiologists, speech therapists, geneticists, nurses, managers 3. Copy of Masters in Clinical Audiology diploma for audiologists 4. Copy of Speech Therapy / Pathology diploma for speech therapists 5. Copy of Residency and Fellowship Training certificates for Developmental Pediatricians, 6. Certificate of good standing from The Philippine Society of Otolaryngology Head and 7. Certificate of good standing from the Philippine Pediatric Society for Pediatricians 8. Certificate or letter of center / health facility affiliation / employment signed by Medical Director / head of facility / owner. Exact address and complete contact information of the health facility must be indicated in the certificate or letter. The screeners and managers of Category A Newborn Hearing Centers will have to pass a written 25 item multiple choice, open notes exam and...
Updates from the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening National TWG

Updates from the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening National TWG

Last July 14, 2016, the Department of Health Disease Prevention and Control Bureau conducted a meeting with the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening National Technical Working Group to discuss updates and issues on hearing screening center activities, certifications, compliance, and other pertinent concerns. Part of the agenda were as follows: Approval of the MOP Version 2.0 Report on distribution of the Registry Cards, inventory and revision of deed of donation Upcoming Certifying Courses in Davao, Butuan and Metro Manila applications for privately hosted courses Issue on facility code and licensing Inspection of Category B, C and D Centers Status of free standing hearing centers and issues on MOAs with private and government birthing facilities Philhealth issues: increase in hearing screening center rate from Php 200 to Php 350, confirmatory tests, hearing aid and speech therapy coverage, attachment of blue form to claims Penalties for non-compliance on certification (not on list), not using Registry Cards, not reporting PCSO, PAGCOR and other government agencies, making them aware of algorithms and standards   To download a copy of the Agenda, please fill in the details below: Your Name (required) Your Email...
IMPORTANT: All Newborn Hearing Screening Centers to Submit Monthly Report Data Backlogs

IMPORTANT: All Newborn Hearing Screening Centers to Submit Monthly Report Data Backlogs

26 May 2017 – The Newborn Hearing Screening Reference Center (NHSRC) of NIH requires ALL Certified Newborn Hearing Screening Centers to transmit data gathered from March 31, 2015 to March 31, 2016 using the standard spreadsheet template or MS Excel format on or before August 31, 2016 as indicated in the MOP Version 1.0 (DOH Circular 2014-0150 published March 31, 2014). *To ensure data security, please fill out with your contact details below before downloading the template. Your Name (required) Your Email (required)   To comply with Version 1.0 of the Manual of Operations (MOP) of RA 9709 for Newborn Hearing Screening, all certified centers should regularly submit monthly reports to the NHSRC. Due to stringent processes, NHSRC made data encoding for March 31, 2015 to March 31, 2016 easier by providing a spreadsheet template to help newborn hearing screening centers summarize their screening transactions per month. This is to address backlogs in data transmission while registry cards are distributed and while the implementation is in its infancy. Meanwhile, all certified newborn hearing screening centers are highly required to continue with the current online data encoding while data for March 31, 2014 to March 31, 2016 are encoded in the spreadsheet. Failure to comply is considered an offense in data transmission. After 3 identified offenses, the newborn hearing screening center shall be removed from the official list of Newborn Hearing Centers and will be required to undergo re-certification once removed from the list.   This requirement is further explained through an official communication letter below.       For more information, contact us here: Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Your Website Subject Your...

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