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May 22nd, 2019 | Clinical Connections

Below, Dr. Matt Devine speaks to our overall network performance in our adult population: In looking at our enterprise population dashboard and I am so impressed with how much effort and responsive care our PCP practices at AHP are providing to all of the patients of our network! As the nation is acclimating to our…

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May 21st, 2019 | Clinical Connections

For 2019 we have identified opportunities for cost-savings on pharmacy spend across the network in several therapeutic areas. Here are 10 recommendations that you can put into practice today that impact quality and/or cost of medication prescribing in across the network: 1. Avoid use of GLP-1 agonists and DPP-4 inhibitors in combination for the treatment…

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May 21st, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

The Providers’ Clinical Support System will be providing a Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Highland Family Medicine from 1-5 p.m. The course is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and health care team members working with patients with opioid use disorder who wish to obtain a waiver…

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May 21st, 2019 | Clinical Connections

On Friday, May 24, 2019, a special safety grand rounds will highlight how to avoid preventable medical errors. Please click here or on the link below for more event information. https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/events/event-detail/30263023606532

May 21st, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

In 2018, AHP’s Optimization Team recognized the need for a renewed focus on children’s preventive care—specifically the challenges around getting kids into the office for their well-child visits between the ages of 3 and 6 years. Each annual visit in this age group falls within a critical window for recognition of developmental delays, physical assessment,…

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May 21st, 2019 | Clinical Connections

Behavioral Health Partners (BHP) is a mental health resource available to patients covered by a University Health Care Plan, and as such carries a rich benefit for patients on these plans. BHP takes a multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients’ well-being and works alongside the primary care doctor to improve their overall health and well-being….

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May 21st, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

Below Catherine Wightman, MS, IBCLC/RLC, owner of Breast For All, LLC based in Dansville, NY describes an exciting partnership with Noyes Hospital that provides focused care management for lactation during the transitions between prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum settings: “Improving breastfeeding rates is not a new addition to the to-do list of health care providers, hospitals,…

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May 9th, 2019 | NewsPharmacy Pearls

One of the 2019 AHP Pharmacy Team targets is to limit the use of Nasonex for allergic rhinitis given the availability of equally effective and far less expensive OTC products, such as fluticasone propionate. Given that allergy season is upon us, this Pharmacy Pearls presents a primer to the treatment of allergic rhinitis with information…

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April 29th, 2019 | Network NewsNews

With more than 1.6 million members across New York State, Fidelis Care has become an important payer in our region. Primary and specialty care providers can have access to both this growing patient population and enhanced rates by opting into AHP’s Fidelis fee-for-service contract. Participation is optional, and providers must opt-in to receive the enhanced…

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April 29th, 2019 | Network NewsNews

One of the quality measures AHP’s Optimization Team focused on in 2018 was fall risk. Since the fall risk measure is one that relies heavily on correct documentation, our IT Project Director Elizabeth Sharp, worked with six pilot practices to develop EMR-specific templates that would accurately capture when a fall risk assessment was done. The…

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