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December 6th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Does your practice manager attend AHP’s Practice Managers Meeting? During these meetings your practice manager can expect to hear important network updates that impact your practice. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 8-9:30 a.m. at 135 Corporate Woods, 2nd floor Conference Rooms 265A & 265B. Breakfast will be available. Contact Melissa…

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December 6th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

In this month’s population health update, the network has remained steady in pediatric and adult acute measures, and is trending up in preventive measures. Adult disease management is on a slight decline, driven by a percentile drop for the DM A1c < 8.0. However, we are only four patients away from moving back in to…

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December 5th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

We have been informed that starting 12/26/2018 (for existing prescriptions), Excellus will require the use of alogliptin (generic Nesina) if a patient is prescribed a DPP-4 inhibitor. The other medications in the class sitagliptin (Januvia), linagliptin (Tradjenta), and saxagliptin (Onglyza) will no longer be covered. The following combination products will also no longer be covered:…

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December 5th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Irebesartan and losartan combo product: The FDA has issued a recall on several irbesartan products, one lot of losartan-HCTZ 100/25. Similar to valsartan, these products are being recalled as trace amounts of a potential carcinogen has been detected in certain lots. The full FDA release is available here. – As of now, the losartan recall…

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December 5th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

On November 7, 2018 AHP held its Fall Clinical Grand Rounds. We heard from behavioral health specialists on Medication Assisted Treatment and how to approach the current opioid crisis, as well as from part-time medical director Dr. Matt Devine on AHP’s Back Pain Toolkit for physicians. We also released our network-wide guidelines for Colorectal Cancer…

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December 5th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

AHP solicited applications for Population Health Investment Grants from the network, and we have just determined the recipients. We are excited to be collaborating with so many of you on such interesting and important initiatives. If you have questions about the selection process, or any of the grant projects, please reach out the Chad Teeters….

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December 5th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Please help us welcome our newest members to the AHP network. Those with an asterisk denote providers that are part of an already existing AHP practice.

December 3rd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Two new AHP board mmbers have been elected, and two other board members have been re-elected. Nominations were solicited in the early Fall and voting closed on 10/31/18. New terms for the Board members below will commence at the January 2019 Board meeting.

November 5th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Our Care Management Team continues to expand! We recently welcomed social workers Lynne Hefferon and Emma Bocchino to our Pediatric team. They will be instrumental in helping continue the good work AHP’s pediatric care managers do within our practices and community. Welcome!

November 5th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

As previously announced, AHP released a call for applications for our Population Health Innovation Awards program in the hopes of funding grassroots initiatives to improve care delivery and reduce costs of care for the population we serve. We are pleased to report that we received over 20 different submissions spanning the full scope of AHP’s…

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