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  • December 1, 2021 MEDICARE WELLNESS EXAMS Improve Quality and Maximize Revenue   The main benefit of the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) to patients is the creation of a personalized prevention plan, which is a written plan that can help guide their preventive care decisions.   AWVs can boost revenue and provide a template for physicians to help close gaps in many pay-for-performance quality measures. Listed below are important codes that may be billable in addition to the appropriate AWV code (G04...

  • November 15, 2021 Chronic Care Management (CCM) Chronic care management is care coordination services done outside of the regular office visit for patients with multiple (two or more) chronic conditions expected to last at least 12 months or until the death of the patient, and that place the patient at significant risk of death, acute exacerbation/decompensation, or functional decline. These services are typically non-face-to-face and allow eligible practitioners to bill for at least 20 minutes or more ...

  • November 15, 2021 MHPN to distribute $2.5 million to ACO providers   McLaren High Performance Network, LLC (MHPN) is pleased to announce the release of the provider distribution of the 2020 ACO shared savings to our ACO member providers. The payout will consist of utilizing the Board approved methodologies for Clinical Integration payments based on McLaren Physician Partners (MPP) CI scorecard performance of participating physicians on related metrics and Medicare Beneficiary Attribution. The total...

  • November 1, 2021 Palliative Care The World Health Organization (WHO) defines palliative care as an “approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems- physical, psychosocial, and spiritual.”   McLaren’s Palliative Care Program is administered by the McLaren Health Manage...

  • October 15, 2021 Medication Reconciliation   Why does medication reconciliation need to occur after every discharge? Medication errors are a leading cause of increased ED utilization and admissions/readmissions. Performing medication reconciliation after every discharge ensures that patients understand any new medications they may have been prescribed, as well as any previously prescribed medications that may have been discontinued or changed.   Who can conduct medication reconciliation post-d...

  • October 13, 2021 MPP FALL 2021 PHYSICIAN UPDATE   McLaren Physician Partners (MPP) provides physician update presentations bi-annually in the Spring and Fall. This year we are offering two viewing options for full participation credit on your Clinical Integration scorecard. Please join us October 20, 2021 @ 5:30 PM for our live webinar presentation or view the on-demand webinar posted on the MPP website (mclarenpp.org). Whether you are a specialist or primary care physician our objective is to...

  • October 7, 2021 MPP Performance Evaluation, Improvement and Remediation Policy   McLaren Physician Partners (MPP) is a CIN (Clinically Integrated Network) and is legally required by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to monitor and evaluate the ongoing clinical performance for CIN participating physicians and to provide support, counsel, and accountability for participating physicians whose performance is not meeting CIN standards. On at least a quarterly basis, MPP ...

  • October 5, 2021 Clinical Corners With today’s ever evolving standards of care and focus on proper utilization, it is imperative that clinicians have access to the most up to date and relevant clinical information.   Clinical Corners are brief commentary on hot topics such as clinical information on chronic diseases. With this, our second quarterly update, we include our most recent released Clinical Corners topics as well as future topics. Keeping the provider informed yet being respectful of time ...

  • October 1, 2021 CHLAMYDIA SCREENING Chlamydia is the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in adolescents in the United States. It occurs most often among adolescent and young adult females. 1 HEDIS measures the percentage of women 16–24 years of age who were identified as sexually active and who had at least one test for chlamydia during the measurement year. Patients who were dispensed prescription contraception for reasons other than contraception (acne, PCOS) during the measu...

  • September 7, 2021 Key Staff Meeting   Please join us for our MPP Key Staff meeting via webinar on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 12:00 pm –1:30 pm   Presenting: Special Guest from BCBS Pharmacy, ACO and MPP Quality Updates and Wins, Persivia-New Population Health Platform, PCMH/PCMH-N Capabilities, Telehealth Tips, 2021 CI Scorecard and Care Coordination Updates   We want to hear from you on how MPP can assist your offices during these uncertain times.   ***Newfor 2021CI Score Card ...