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    More than 16 million Americans live with COPD, but it can be managed. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death by disease in the United States, with more than 16 million people living with a diagnosis — and millions more who have not yet been diagnosed. With COPD, the airways in your lungs are blocked (or “obstructed”), making it difficult to breathe, worsening with exertion. There is no cure for COPD, but it can be managed and treated. Through medications, oxy...

  • November 11, 2022 MHPN to distribute $3.1 million to ACO providers   McLaren High Performance Network, LLC (MHPN) is pleased to announce the release of the provider distribution of the 2021 ACO shared savings to our ACO member providers. 2021 was our 5 th consecutive year of generating savings, MHPN Savings per Beneficiary increased 38% over 2020.     The payout will consist of utilizing the Board approved methodologies based on performance of participating providers on population health ...

  • November 1, 2022 MALE TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT A PRIMARY CARE APPROACH   SUMMARY Age related low testosterone is associated with aging as testosterone levels naturally decrease after the age of 30. The American Urology Association (AUA) has reported that two out of every 100 men deal with low testosterone levels. Testosterone therapy might seem like the ultimate anti-aging formula, yet the health benefits of testosterone therapy for age-related decline in testosterone aren't clear.   DISCUSSIO...

  • October 21, 2022   McLaren ACO generates $5.4 million in savings in 2021.   McLaren High Performance Network, LLC (MHPN) is pleased to announce $5.4 million in savings for 2021 and this is our 5 th consecutive year of generating savings.   2021 Performance Year- Key Statistics:   MHPN is ranked 2 nd in Michigan in savings generated and 5 th in savings per beneficiary, which increased 38% over 2020. Only 54% of Michigan ACO’s generated savings, down from 80% in 2020. Significant oppor...

  • October 15, 2022   Does Quality Reporting make me a Worse Doctor?   Mrs. Jones, a 68-year-old woman, has a history and diagnosis of hypertension. Her blood pressure, taken correctly at her November office visit, is 139/89. Under the Medicare Measures section in the McLaren Physician Partners Top Ten Quality Metrics Quick Reference, blood pressure of 139/89 or less is “adequately controlled” Under the 2017 American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology blood pressure guidelin...

  • October 10, 2022 $ Clinical Integration Scorecard Vetting $ In an effort to improve the efficiency of our Clinical Integration Program distribution payments, MPP is asking all physicians to vet their individual CI scorecard available in Persivia.   For 2022 CI payment 1 which will be issued in December 2022, the scorecard to be vetted is the June 30, 2022 scorecard. Please sign in to Persivia to view your scorecard for accuracy as we want to ensure our physicians receive the appropriate credit for ...

  • October 11, 2022   MPP FALL 2022 PHYSICIAN UPDATE McLaren Physician Partners (MPP) provides physician update presentations bi-annually in the Spring and Fall. Please join us for our live webinar:   Wednesday October 19, 2022 5:30 PM Whether you are a specialist or primary care physician our objective is to keep you abreast of what is happening in Population Health at the local and national levels and to answer any questions that you may have.  Topics to be discussed include: Population He...

  • October 1, 2022   Diabetic Eye Exam – Use Ophthalmologists and Optometrists. “The Best Preventative Service is the one that gets done.” About 4.1 million US adults 40 years and older have diabetic retinopathy – 1 of every 12 persons with diabetes mellitus in this age group has advanced, vision-threatening retinopathy (2004). (1) About one in three people with diabetes who are older than age 40 already have some signs of diabetic retinopathy (2014). (2) Finding and treating diabetic retinopathy earl...

  • September 15, 2022 OBESITY the EPIDEMIC   Obesity is epidemic in the United States today and a major cause of death, attributable to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. As t he most prevalent Chronic Disease in the United States, o besity costs this country about $150 billion a year, or almost 10 percent of the national medical budget. Approximately one in three adults and one in six children are obese.   DEFINITIONS 4 : Adults: Healthy weight  is a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 Overweight  i...

  • September 7, 2022 Clinical Integration Physician Education & CME Updates   The Clinical Integration Performance Period 2 of 2022 Physician Education Video is now available on the MPP website for PCP’s, Specialists, Pediatricians, and all St. Luke Physicians.   You can access our website by clicking this link: www.mclarenpp.org Please open with Google Chrome.   This video targets proper technique for clinicians to obtain a controlled blood pressure in the office setting and patient edu...