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  • June 15, 2022 Current Procedural Terminology Category II Codes (CPT-2 Codes)   WHAT ARE CPT-2 CODES: They describe the following: Clinical components, such as those typically included in evaluation, management, or other clinical services. Results from clinical laboratory or radiology tests and other procedures. Identified processes intended to address patient safety practices (such as fall risk). Services reflecting compliance with state or federal law.   PURPOSE: CPT II codes help define nati...

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    Allisyn Mattice-Eskau GRAND BLANC, Mich.— Allisyn Mattice-Eskau, director of government & regulatory affairs for McLaren Health Care, whose accomplishments and strong dedication to health care advancement through legislation, has landed a prized spot on the list of “ 30 in Their Thirties 2022 ,” an annual compilation of business professionals in their 30s who have achieved notable success produced by DBusiness Magazine . Discovering her passion and intense interest in health care legislation while s...

  • McLaren Caro Region is pleased to welcome Lindsay Piche, RN, as the new Program Director for Senior Life Solutions. Senior Life Solutions, an intensive outpatient group therapy program, is designed to meet the unique needs of senior struggling with age-related depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions, a recent health diagnosis, or the loss of a loved one. As Program Director, Lindsay Piche, will be responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of program staff to ensure quality patien...

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    GRAND BLANC, Mich.— McLaren Health Care, with several hospitals and dozens of outpatient facilities covering the majority of the state, is included on the list of Michigan’s Largest Employers for 2022 from Crain’s Detroit Business . With 19,914 employees, McLaren Health Care landed at no. 11 on the list of nearly 150 landmark Michigan-based businesses. “Being included on this list — and listed so near the top — affirms the value that our team members see McLaren as an employer of choice where you can ha...

  • Starting tomorrow, February 18, McLaren Caro Region and McLaren Thumb Region will allow one healthy visitor per patient per day. There are a few important exceptions to note: Pediatric patients are allowed two visitors. Obstetrics patients in active labor are allowed a birth coach in addition to one visitor. Pastoral care visits are permitted and do not count towards the allowed number of visitors. All approved necessary visitors are required to be screened for COVID symptoms prior to entering the buildi...

  • In recognition of American Heart Month, McLaren Caro Region is offering a free blood pressure screening on Wednesday, February 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the hospital's front lobby. A high blood pressure left untreated can lead to health conditions such as stroke and heart disease. The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type is coronary artery disease, which affects the blood flow to the heart. Pre-registration is not required to participate in the blood pr...

  • If you haven’t been inside the McLaren Care Region Sleep Center recently, you are in for a surprise. McLaren Caro recently remodeled the space with new beds, hotel-style décor, and fresh paint.  It’s a far cry from what most people expect in a laboratory, even one that’s dedicated to studying sleep. “It’s like a little hotel room,” said Sleep Care Manager Zack Freeman. “There’s cable TV, a DVD player, you can bring something to read. We try to make it comfortable.” While it may look like a cozy hot...

  • A 20-minute test performed once every 3 years could save the lives of thousands of women. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the world. Each year, it kills more than 4,000 women. “It doesn’t have to be that way,” says Heather Fryers, a Family Nurse Practitioner who sees patients at McLaren Caro Region Family Medicine at 220 E. Frank Street. During January’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, McLaren reminds women that routine testing saves lives. “Cervical cancer is one of the most preven...

  • McLaren Caro Region is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement for Critical Access Hospitals. McLaren Caro Region received the award for improving their influenza vaccination rates as well as administering aspirin to patients who present with symptoms of a heart attack. This year, more than 130 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, inpatient psychiatric facilities, ambulatory surge...