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November 13th, 2018 | NewsPharmacy Pearls

As a reminder, November 12-18, 2018 is U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week. The CDC is urging healthcare professionals to prescribe antibiotics only when necessary to help fight antibiotic resistance and protect patients from adverse events. During U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week the CDC promotes Be Antibiotics Aware, an educational effort to raise awareness about the importance of…

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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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November 5th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

At our AHP Clinical Grand Rounds on November 7th we will be unveiling our new Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline which is a collaborative effort from our Gastroenterology Service Line Committee with representatives from across AHP. This guideline has been developed, approved and vetted by our various Advisory groups, and will serve as a tool to…

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November 5th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

We are ahead of schedule this year in finalizing our metrics for our 2019 contracts with Excellus and will be able to report those soon. As always, we have taken special care to not change the metric grids significantly compared to 2018 so that our providers can maintain stable performance initiatives. We also have tried…

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November 5th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

As we close out the year, we will be focusing on Diabetic Eye Exams, Diabetic Nephropathy Screening, Hypertension Control and Falls Risk Screening within our Excellus Medicare contract. As has been discussed in the past, optimizing our metric performance not only demonstrates that our network provides excellent care to the patients we serve, but also…

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November 5th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

On Tuesday November 27, 2018 from 5:30-9:30 pm at the Monroe County Health Department (111 Westfall Road, Room 142, Rochester, NY 14620), the ASAS will host a Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course. There is no cost to attend and dinner will be provided as well as CME for those who attend. To register please…

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November 5th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

The WNY Collaborative ECHO for Chronic Pain, Opioid Use, Medication Assisted Treatment and Substance Use Disorder will hold its first clinic on November 6, 2018 from noon-1:15 pm. Primary care providers at all levels are eligible to participate. The clinics will be held bi-weekly and offer free AMA PRA category 1 credit, hour for hour…

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November 5th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

The University of Rochester Hoekelman Center’s LARC Initiative is hosting a free one-hour LARC talk, and two-hour Nexplanon training on Friday, December 7 from 8-11:30 am. For those who have already been trained, there will also be a refresher course available. Please note there are only 2 open spots remaining for the initial training, and…

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November 5th, 2018 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Dexilant: Dexilant is one of several available proton pump inhibitors (PPIs); while there are several PPIs to pick from, there is currently no RCT evidence to suggest that any PPI is preferred over another for GERD, nocturnal reflux, PUD-related symptoms, or endoscopically-confirmed healing of esophagitis. Dexilant, available as brand-name only, is 28 times more expensive…

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