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August 2nd, 2018 | Clinical Connections

On Wednesday, August 15th from 12:15 to 1 pm please join AHP’s Pediatric Quality Improvement Team and Dr. Stanley Schaffer from the Western New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center for a webinar about unlikely sources of lead exposure, importance of childhood lead testing and how to make the most of point-of-care lead testing in your…

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August 2nd, 2018 | Clinical Connections

For most of our AHP PCPs who take care of adult patients, Triple Aim reports have become a familiar way of communicating AHP projects and priorities. In fact, the most recent quarterly report was just run, so expect to see this in your mailbox shortly! We are also excited to be rolling out a pediatric…

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August 2nd, 2018 | Clinical Connections

As we reported previously, AHP performed quite well in 2017 with a total savings of $2.2 million over the prior year’s performance. For the first quarter of 2018, we have shown even stronger performance with $1.49 million in pharmacy savings compared to the first quarter of 2017. This savings is directly attributable to all of…

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August 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsPharmacy Pearls

Starting at the end of August, AHP’s clinical pharmacists will be offering on-site provider visits to provide up-to-date, objective evidence focusing on outpatient medication management topics. These visits are: • Typically 10-15 minutes, based on providers’ schedules • 1:1 or in group provider settings, whichever is more convenient • Intended to be interactive- the clinical…

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August 2nd, 2018 | Clinical Connections

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has contracted with Vatica Health to provide a web-based tool that increases the accuracy and completeness in coding of HCCs for Medicare Advantage (MA) members. AHP is encouraging primary care practices with significant MA attribution to consider implementing the Vatica program, since more accurate HCC coding may position AHP for additional gain-sharing…

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July 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Save the Date: Child Lead Exposure and Lead Testing Webinar On Wednesday August 15th at noon, join AHP’s Pediatric Quality Improvement Team and Dr. Stanley Schaffer from the Western New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center to learn about unlikely sources of lead exposure, importance of childhood lead testing and how to get started with point-of-care…

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July 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

At Spring Clinical Grand Rounds, we introduced and encouraged preferential use of the new-to-market generic fluticasone/salmeterol inhaler, AirDuo. We are grateful for the feedback you offered and have 2 new key messages about this initiative: 1. Advair is the most expensive ICS/LABA inhaler but remains the highest prescribed in our network. Prescribing a lower cost…

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July 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

In January we announced a series of 11 health improvement initiatives that we would be rolling out over the course of 2018 aimed at reducing costs of care, improving care delivery/outcomes for our patients, and/or enhancing metric performance for our network. Since that time, we have added 2 additional initiatives based on clinical need and…

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July 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

In an effort to improve engagement and information delivery to our subspecialists within AHP and in conjunction with our committee chairs, Drs. Anil Sharma and Paul Rubery, we have decided to reformat our AHP Subspecialty Advisory Committee. We will still have twice a year large group meetings to review performance, discuss global subspecialty initiatives and…

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July 2nd, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

As the AHP network continues to grow and strengthen, as does our staff. We have recently had several promotions within our team: – Robin McElligott, LCSW-R is now Program Director, AHP Pediatric Care Management and Social Work – Kimberly Povec, MBA, RD is now Director of Performance Optimization – Renee Sutton is now Senior Director,…

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