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September 20th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

UR Medicine’s MyChart allows patients to view portions of their electronic medical record, including many test results. Currently, most results for tests and studies performed by UR Medicine Labs and Imaging are released via MyChart 24 hours after the result is posted as final. Pathology, pap smears and many types of advanced imaging (e.g., CT,…

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September 20th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

The Monroe County Medical Society, Monroe County Department of Public Health and UR Medicine are sponsoring free buprenorphine waiver training on Thursday, September 26. Providers successfully completing the course will meet the requirement of the DATA 2000 to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to opioid-dependent patients. Details about this free event are below….

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September 20th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

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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September 20th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

As we have crossed the halfway point of our contract year, we have assessed our performance across all contracts and lines of business to ensure that we remain on track to maximize our quality performance and optimize our shared savings. While we continue to do well, there remains room for improvement, particularly in the area…

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September 20th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

The New York State Department of Health recently lowered the definition for elevated blood lead level (EBLL) from 10 mcg/dL to 5 mcg/dL. This new threshold for children with an elevated blood lead level takes effect on October 1, 2019. What does this mean? Any blood lead test that results in 5 mcg/dL or higher…

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September 20th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

You may have seen emails from your designated clinical pharmacist recently about patients who have recently had claims for AHP-targeted medications. See below for a brief reminder about the purpose and goal for each medication initiative. Glumetza®/Fortamet® for Type 2 Diabetes There are three available formulations of metformin extended release: (1) metformin extended release (generic…

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August 29th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNetwork News

If you’re eager to lend your vision to the network’s strategic direction, consider running for a seat on AHP’s Board of Managers, the governing body whose members are elected to represent the interests of providers and to make the major decisions facing AHP. Nominations are now being accepted for three board seats: the Highland Hospital-affiliated…

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August 23rd, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNetwork News

As our network has grown and our activities expanded, our AHP leadership team has decided it will be most effective to create liaisons for each practice site to help with engagement, issues that may arise, and the strengthen lines of communication. To this end, we have developed a spreadsheet identifying the AHP team member who…

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August 23rd, 2019 | Clinical Connections

In 2018, AHP launched two initiatives focused on children and adolescents, funded in part by the generous support of the Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS), and we are ready to share some exciting preliminary results. LEAD Environmental lead exposure remains a significant health risk. If not detected early, exposure to lead and high blood…

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August 23rd, 2019 | Clinical Connections

In an effort to reduce all-cause readmissions by 15%, AHP embarked on a pilot program with Highland Hospital earlier this year.  Partnering with one Highland inpatient unit, the pilot bridges our inpatient transitional care management and pharmacy efforts with our outpatient care management strengths through a series of “6 Touches” that supports patients upon discharge,…

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