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April 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNetwork NewsNews

Please welcome the following individuals and practices into the AHP network: Margaret Callahan MD – pediatrics – Panorama Pediatric Group* Patrick Costa MD, PhD – family medicine – Trillium Health* Peak Performance Physical Therapy Specialty Physical Therapy *indicates practice is already a member of AHP

April 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

This month we are preparing to launch our pilot program centered on reducing admissions and readmissions, as well as ED/Urgent care visits for heart failure patients. Within 5 practices disbursed across the network, we are going to test our protocol aimed at providing more robust resources for outpatient management and stabilization of at-risk heart failure…

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April 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

At our most recent Grand Rounds on March 29th, we had a Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind format where Dr. Chad Teeters began by bringing the audience up to speed on our Back Pain Integrated Practice Committee. Our focus with this IPC is on the initial presentation of back pain, developing a set of…

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April 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Colleagues, Welcome to the April edition of the AHP5! We are fresh off our most recent Clinical Grand Rounds which many of you attended, and we hope you found the Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind format interesting and informative. As our last few newsletters, and the presentations last week at Grand Rounds demonstrated, there…

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April 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Starting February 1st for new prescriptions, Excellus will require the use of the biosimilar Inflectra (infliximab-dyyb) over Remicade (infliximab). We recommend FDA’s biosimilar provider education and patient education materials.

April 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

The average cash price of Dexilant (a prescription PPI) is over $300. Reduce your patients’ out of pocket costs by prescribing generic PPIs (omeprazole or pantoprazole) or recommend OTC products (omeprazole).

April 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

As discussed in the last Pharmacy Pearls “Less Expensive Inhaler Now Available,” switching patients to RespiClick will help AHP realize significant savings as well as help patients with their out-of-pocket costs. The patient education handout below can be provided to patients making the switch to ensure that they use their new inhaler correctly.

April 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

While we remain proud of our metric performance and our improvement over the last few years thanks to everyone’s efforts, we have come to realize that the metric attainment alone doesn’t highlight the health improvements that our performance has brought in our population. Next month, we hope to begin to translate our metric performance into…

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March 6th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

The previously 2/7/18 scheduled ASAM Medication Assisted Treatment course for opioid dependence was canceled due to weather. There are now two newly rescheduled dates: 3/14/18 in Dansville, and additional training is also scheduled in Rochester for 3/27/18. Attendees will earn free CMEs for completing the course. Please see the attached flyers for more information.

March 6th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

AHP’s Spring Clinical Grand Rounds is scheduled for March 29, 2018. The event will be held at the UR Alumni and Advancement Center, with registration from 5-5:30pm, presentations from 5:30-7:00pm, and networking directly following. The presentations for this Grand Rounds will focus on Pediatric initiatives, new Vitamin D guidelines, important pharmacy updates, and our Back…

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