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January 11th, 2018 | NewsPharmacy Pearls

In light of the recent uptick in flu cases, please see the bulletin below regarding treatment and post-exposure prophylaxis. Prior to prescribing to lower risk patients, we encourage you to weigh the benefit of a 12 – 24 hour reduction in symptoms with the risks of GI intolerance and potential for antiviral resistance. Stay healthy!…

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December 14th, 2017 | Network NewsNews

Pending New York State Department of Health approval, AHP is pleased to announce a fee-for-service contract with Fidelis Care. With more than 1.6 million members across New York State, Fidelis Care has become an important payer in our region. The contract negotiated with Fidelis offers enhanced rates to AHP providers, both primary care and specialists….

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December 14th, 2017 | Network NewsNews

AHP has widened its membership criteria to include additional providers that are part of the care continuum. This expansion strengthens AHP’s clinical integration efforts while also benefiting the members of health plans contracted with AHP whose plans provide for lower out-of-pocket expenses for seeing AHP providers. The specialties added include podiatry, physical therapy, optometry and…

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December 14th, 2017 | Network NewsNews

The Arcadia Connection is a recurring feature in Network News that keeps you up to date with news about the Arcadia Analytics Dashboard and connects you with information about workflow improvements and best practices that improve measure performance. This issue of Arcadia Connection includes two topics: how to utilize gap reports in December and when…

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December 14th, 2017 | Network NewsNews

A member of AHP’s Optimization Team – which focuses on improving network performance on Arcadia measures – Linda Franke, Certified Practice Facilitator, works with provider offices to identify opportunities for improvement and develop new processes and workflows to support that improvement. Among the practices achieving significant success in partnership with Linda is Dar Medical Associates,…

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December 14th, 2017 | Network NewsNews

Recently approved for participation, these physicians and practices join their colleagues in a network dedicated to transforming for the better delivery of health care in our community: Providers Thomas Andolina OD – Optometry – The Eye Care Center Peter Bird OD – Optometry – OcuSight Eye Care Center Jillian Bolton OD – Optometry – The…

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December 11th, 2017 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

by Chris Schaeffer, MD Radiologists can affect patient outcomes. Today, both patients and practitioners have access to the final imaging report. The language radiologists use to describe findings can affect how patients see themselves and the disease process. Radiologists should use the standardized nomenclature for Lumbar spine MRI. The accurate and consistent description of findings…

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December 11th, 2017 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

by Bob Molinari, MD At the AHP October Clinical Grand Rounds my talk was entitled “Evidence-based Imaging for Low Back Pain”. In it I highlighted the very high incidence of abnormal MRI findings in totally asymptomatic patients. For example, during the early 1990’s, we knew that approximately 20% of middle-aged subjects, and 60% of those…

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December 11th, 2017 | Clinical Connections

by Webster Pilcher, MD The AHP Back Pain IPC brings together a broad group of stakeholders with a shared commitment to improving the continuum of spine care within our community. The past 20 years have witnessed a significant expansion of back pain related clinical services which are often provided in an uncoordinated fashion and which…

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December 11th, 2017 | Clinical Connections

by Matt Devine, D.O. – AHP Medical Director Recently, AHP commenced on a new process aimed to help us improve patient care and delivery by becoming more collaborative across the network. (Drumroll…) The AHP back pain committee has become the first integrated practice committee (IPC) in our network. The charge of this committee is to…

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