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March 21st, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

In an effort to assist with challenges faced in clinical practice managing migraineurs and with the approval of new agents to help prevent migraine in 2018, AHP assembled a workgroup to create a best practice guidance document focused on the reduction of outpatient migraines in adults. Partnering with Neurology and PCP stakeholders, we developed a…

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March 21st, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

The 2019 Excellus metric grids for Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid lines of business have been finalized and submitted and will be loaded and appearing in the Arcadia database soon. A summary of the metrics will also accompany the upcoming Quality Incentive checks that have just been mailed out. The good news is that there are…

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March 21st, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Each yeah the Rochester Business Journal honors members of the Rochester area region for their commitment to quality health care through their Health Care Achievement Awards. Awards are given in ten categories that highlight the areas of scope in which individuals make significant contributions to improving health care for our population. This year AHP is…

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February 19th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsPharmacy Pearls

The AHP Pharmacy Task Force works to identify opportunities that will enhance the quality, safety and value of medication treatment for our patients. Recently, we identified a cohort of patients across the PCN on duplicate therapy for Type 2 Diabetes with a GLP-1 agonist (e.g., Victoza, Trulicity, Byetta, Bydureon) and a DPP-4 inhibitor (e.g., Januvia,…

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February 19th, 2019 | Clinical Connections

In 2018, we focused our efforts on a pharmacy inhaler initiative, requesting that prescribers, “Consider the use of either fluticasone/salmeterol RespiClick or Symbicort as “first line” in the ICS/LABA class.” We set an achievable network goal based on your feedback to decrease Advair Diskus/HFA’s market share from 54% in 2017 to 41% by March 2019….

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February 19th, 2019 | Clinical Connections

Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute (RLMI) has been awarded a grant by Accountable Health Partners to support 40 of their physicians attending a plant-based nutrition course and 200 of their patients going through a 15-Day Whole-Food Plant-Based Jumpstart. The purpose of the grant is to promote a team-centered approach to preventing, treating, and reversing lifestyle-related chronic…

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February 19th, 2019 | Clinical Connections

As we had announced previously, we have been hard at work to create and get approval for our 2019 contract metrics for our Excellus contracts. As we have recently received final clarification of our population attribution for this year, we are ready to move forward with release of these metrics and publishing them in the…

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February 19th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNetwork News

We are excited to report that as of last week the AHP Board voted to accept and approve the contracts that were recently negotiated with Excellus for the three year term spanning from 2019 to 2021 for the Commercial and Medicaid lines of business. We believe the terms were quite favorable on both contracts and…

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February 19th, 2019 | Clinical Connections

In response to the recent measles outbreak locally and nationally, pediatricians in AHP and across the region banded together to create a video encouraging parents to have their children vaccinated. It has since been viewed over 5,000 times! If you have not yet seen the video, click here.

January 17th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Recently, the FDA added a new warning to fluoroquinolone antibiotics based on review of adverse event reporting and four observational studies. This updated labeling highlights the risk of aortic aneurysm rupture or dissection, and is in addition to multiple other warnings that already exist with this drug class. These risks can occur with oral and…

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