News

March 11th, 2020 | Clinical Connections

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and following the University of Rochester’s decision to limit events to 25 participants or fewer until further notice, AHP is cancelling the Spring Clinical Grand Rounds event scheduled for April 16, 2020.  This event has been an important forum to share the network’s clinical priorities, including our 2020 quality…

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February 21st, 2020 | Clinical Connections

AHP’s negotiations with payers around 2020 contracted quality metrics have concluded, and the measures to which the network will be performing will be distributed in March along with 2019 clinical quality incentives. Delayed due to changes in HEDIS measure definitions and new NYS mandates regarding contracting approval requirements, the 2020 measures are being loaded into…

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February 21st, 2020 | Clinical Connections

The Behavioral Health Integration and Optimization teams have made universal depression screening for patients 12 and older a major focus for 2020.  The depression screening toolkit can be viewed here. It was developed to assist providers not only with implementing universal screening, but to provide evidence-based tools and medication strategies for the management of depression,…

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February 21st, 2020 | Clinical Connections

For 2020 we have identified eight opportunities for cost-savings on pharmacy spend across the network in several therapeutic areas (listed by size of savings opportunity across the network). Here are recommendations that you can put into practice today that impact quality and/or cost of medication prescribing across the network: Prefer the use of the authorized…

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February 21st, 2020 | Clinical Connections

Assessing physical, emotional and social development is important at every stage of life, but particularly for young children. Regular well visits for young children facilitate the delivery of needed developmental and other interventions, ensuring that children enter school ready to learn and reach their full potential. In addition to the benefit to patients, focusing on improvement…

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February 21st, 2020 | Clinical Connections

This month we are pleased to resume the Population Health Dashboard in Network News. We had briefly suspended its inclusion while AHP’s clinical and IT staff worked with Arcadia Analytics to better understand the new HEDIS definitions for 2019 measures and their impact on measure performance. In this month’s update, the network is holding the…

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February 21st, 2020 | Clinical Connections

As 2019 drew to a close, network performance in the diabetic nephropathy measure was below target by a small margin.  To close as many gaps as possible before the end of the ACQA performance year, we launched a SPRINT effort and provided targeted chase lists to practices with residual gaps.  Due to the outstanding efforts…

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February 21st, 2020 | Clinical Connections

Attention Primary Care Providers: Save the date for AHP’s next Clinical Grand Rounds scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2020.  Registration opens at 5:00 pm, followed by the program starting at 5:30 pm.  Finish up the evening with the networking session at 7:00 pm. Invitations will be sent via email in mid-March along with an agenda…

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February 21st, 2020 | Clinical Connections

The Monroe County Medical Society (MCMS) has launched a survey to assess how the organization can provide greater value to its members, and all area-physicians are encouraged to participate.  Access the survey here. MCMS is a valued partner in many AHP quality initiatives, and we are pleased to support their efforts to obtain feedback that…

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February 21st, 2020 | Clinical Connections

As part of our ongoing commitment to offering providers resources that complement their efforts to deliver high quality patient care, AHP is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members to our team: Kevin Kelley joins AHP as the Provider Relations Liaison, reporting to Senior Director for Provider Network Management and Payer Relations,…

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