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  • July 1, 2022 Diabetes Control in the Elderly   SUMMARY: Management of the elderly patient with diabetes promote relaxed targets and avoidance of aggressive control. Choice of diabetes medications in the elderly requires careful assessment of hypoglycemic risk 1 . Adults > 65 years of age with diabetes should be a high priority for depression screening and treatment.   MANAGEMENT: Individualize Targets and Goals 2 7 - 7.5% is reasonable for healthy patients over age 65 with no or few comorbi...

  • 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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    For the eighth consecutive time, McLaren Central Michigan (MCM) received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety. MCM has consistently received an “A” grade since Fall 2018. Only 8.9% of hospitals have achieved this. The Leapfrog Group announced their Spring 2022 grades publicly on May 10, 2022. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, awards an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the coun...

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    McLaren Central Michigan (MCM) received an “A” grade, the highest score possible, in the Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Score SM report. MCM is the only hospital in the area to score an “A” for Spring 2019.. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other supplemental data sources. Safety Grades (formerly known as Hospital Safety Scores) are assigned to over 2,600 general acute-care hos...

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    The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids. Its goal is to award recognition to hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to community leadership for best practices and education in infant sleep safety. By becoming certified, a hospital is demonstrating that it is committed to the mission of making babies as safe as possible in their sleep environments and eliminating as many sleep related deaths as possible. “To successfully reduce sleep related infant deaths in ...

  • Timothy Spencer, DO, board certified neurosurgeon, recently joined McLaren Central Michigan’s medical staff. The addition of Dr. Spencer to McLaren’s medical staff brings a new service line to the community, neurosurgery. Dr. Spencer specializes and is focused on minimally invasive spine surgery utilizing state-of-the-art techniques for complex spinal surgeries, malformations, tumors, dislocations and other spine-related conditions. “My goal is to provide the most advanced minimally invasive approach to...