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July 31st, 2019 | Network News

In this month’s population health update, the network remains steady in pediatric and adult acute measures and is trending up in adult preventive measures. Adult disease management is trending down so far this year, driven by an increase to the 90th percentile threshold for many measures in this category. Looking for help to improve your…

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July 31st, 2019 | Network NewsNews

Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition from NCQA delivers many benefits to primary care practices, and for a limited time free consulting is available to assist practices with achieving recognition. Common Ground Health contracted with New York State to deliver PCMH technical assistance through January 31, 2019, but practices can expect Common Ground’s support through March 31,…

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July 31st, 2019 | Arcadia ConnectionsNetwork News

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 news about changes to Arcadia measure definitions and an important security…

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July 31st, 2019 | Network News

The 2019 Care Management will be held on Friday, September 6th in the Class of 62 Auditorium, at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. This year’s event will focus on the topic “Transitions of Care: Cultivating Teamwork, Enhancing Communication.” The event’s morning session centers around teamwork across various health care settings, and…

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July 31st, 2019 | Network News

Our clinical pharmacy team is working on scheduling on-site practice visits with primary care providers as part of AHP’s new Pharmacy Outreach Service. During these visits, our pharmacists offer up-to-date, objective evidence focusing on outpatient medication management topics. Scheduled based on provider convenience, these interactive visits are from ten to thirty minutes long and can…

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July 31st, 2019 | Network News

On October 25th the URMC Department of Psychiatry, Division of Collaborative Care & Wellness Division will be hosting the 2019 Rochester Behavioral Health Annual Symposium, “The Economics of Behavioral Health Integration,” an event focused on the economic opportunities of integrating behavioral health into the medical setting. Open to physicians and multidisciplinary health care providers from…

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July 18th, 2019 | Clinical Connections

AHP is excited to welcome Katie Diehl, a board certified ambulatory care pharmacist, to our Pharmacy Team. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Katie and her husband, Chris, moved to Rochester, NY in 2013. Katie earned her doctorate of pharmacy degree from the University at Buffalo in 2012 and then went on to complete a PGY-1 ambulatory…

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July 18th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Our clinical pharmacy team is working on scheduling on-site practice visits with providers and care managers as part of our Pharmacy Outreach Service. As a reminder, during these visits our pharmacists offer up-to-date, objective evidence focusing on outpatient medication management topics. These visits are 10-30 minutes (based on providers’ schedules), can be 1:1 or in…

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July 18th, 2019 | Clinical Connections

Highlighted here are the AHP Migraine Best Practices, created in collaboration with URMC Neurology and Primary Care. Included in this document are tips for identification and treatment of migraine, including nonpharmacological interventions and cost-effective pharmacological options (both acute and preventive). We have also included a presentation given by Dr. Heidi Schwarz, a URMC neurologist, discussing…

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July 18th, 2019 | Clinical Connections

You may recall the AHP Inhaler Initiative from 2018 that focused on prescribing fluticasone/salmeterol RespiClick when possible and Symbicort when the former was not covered/unavailable. Since the beginning of this initiative, two other generic maintenance inhalers have been approved, both versions of fluticasone/salmeterol. • Fluticasone/salmeterol Diskus contains the same medications in the same doses as…

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