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May 8th, 2017 | Clinical Connections

by Matt Devine, D.O. Below is a list of some of the 2017 key initiatives that are underway at AHP: Expanding Care Management resources for AHP’s primary care practices Providing Behavioral Health resources and support to AHP practices Finalizing an AHP/Excellus Medicaid ACQA contract. We have welcomed UR Medicine’s Safety Net practices to AHP and…

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May 8th, 2017 | Clinical Connections

Since last year’s highly publicized price hike, several new epinephrine auto-injector products have come to market, including a branded-generic of Mylan’s EpiPen. Brand and branded-generic EpiPen are both manufactured by Mylan, who proclaims on its website “the device functionality and drug formulation are identical to the branded medicine”. Product Name – – AWP* – –…

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May 8th, 2017 | Clinical Connections

by John D. Bisognano, MD, PhD The Sunshine Act and Open Payments Data During my presentation at Clinical Grand Rounds I talked about the “Physician Payment Sunshine Act”, enacted in 2010 and designed to increase transparency around the financial relationships between physicians, teaching hospitals, and manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologics. If you would…

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May 8th, 2017 | Clinical Connections

by Daryl Sharp, PhD, RN, FAAN A key care management priority for 2017 is to support behavioral health integration with primary care practices across our network. To this end, we have formed a behavioral health integration (BHI) team which aims to implement BHI strategies according to a menu of options. George Nasra, MD, MBA, Division…

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May 8th, 2017 | Clinical Connections

by Wendy Lynn Parisi Roemer, Program Administrator, UR Medicine DSRIP Program UR Medicine and Accountable Health Partners are at the forefront of healthcare reform. With an increasing emphasis on providing more value through our services over volume, UR Medicine is implementing projects to impact the system’s most vulnerable patients to make it easier for them…

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December 8th, 2016 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

By Matt Devine, D.O. With all of the holiday food that we are preparing, this discussion is meant to inform all of us on our PPI therapy use. From review of our network’s Excellus commercial pharmacy data, we have confirmed that, like many systems around the country, we have a lot of adult patients in…

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December 8th, 2016 | Clinical Connections

By John Bisognano AHP continues to focus on the evaluation and treatment of back pain as an area for which there may be considerable variation of care in the community, with opportunities for cost savings as well as overall improvement of patient outcome. A multidisciplinary committee consisting of a wide range of community and University…

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December 8th, 2016 | Clinical ConnectionsNewsPharmacy Pearls

By Jineane Venci The number of patients subject to high out-of-pocket costs, either through donut holes or deductibles, is rapidly increasing. Here are some quick tips to reduce financial burden for patients requiring topical steroids: For super high potency ointments, gels, or lotions, prescribe generic betamethasone dipropionate over generic clobetasol propionate The cost per gram…

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December 8th, 2016 | Clinical Connections

By Daryl Sharp AHP’s care management team has expanded and diversified over the past two years to include nurse care managers, social workers, and data coordinators as well as our pharmacist, practice facilitator, staff development coordinator and clinical integration specialist. The team is focused on three key areas: 1) closing gaps in quality metrics that…

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July 29th, 2016 | Clinical Connections

We are pleased to announce that AHP earned significant gainsharing in 2015, which we will be sharing with you, our network partners. Due to the efforts of AHP members to deliver high-quality and efficient clinical care, our network succeeded in achieving outstanding performance on quality measures while creating value for the population we cared for….

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