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  • 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 t...

  • 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 ...

  • September 15, 2021 Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System Inhibitors (ACE-I and ARB) BACKGROUND: ACE cleaves C-terminal peptides on angiotensin I, converting it to angiotensin II, and thus increases blood pressure in two ways: vasoconstriction and stimulation of the release of aldosterone, which increases the retention of water and sodium. ACE-I, ARB’s and DRI’s block this process. ACE Inhibitors Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) benazepril (Lotensin) candesartan (Atacand) captopril (Capoten) eprosa...

  • September 1, 2021 "Are your patients struggling with the cost of medications?”   No medication can be the best treatment for a patient if it costs so much that the patient cannot fill the prescription. CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) is a program of some 26 years designed to understand the patient experience with healthcare. CAHPS surveys asks patients to report on their experiences with a range of health care services and experiences with providers (practice sites a...

  • August 25, 2021 McLaren CareNow offers Lab Services Are your patients experiencing issues with lab access? MPP has been made aware of limited availability of McLaren lab draw stations. Potential impacts of a delay in lab services includes suboptimal disease management, poorer patient outcomes and a delay in quality metric gaps in care closures. As always, patients should be encouraged to utilize McLaren services whenever possible. To better serve our patients and to support our providers, MPP and McLare...

  • August 15, 2021 Meningococcal B Vaccination   The Neisseria meningitides bacteria cause invasive diseases in the form of meningitis and sepsis. There are at least 13 strains of Neisseria meningitides , but the A, B, C, W, and Y serogroups account for the vast majority of invasive disease. 1 Persons aged 16 to 23 are at an increased risk of contracting meningococcal infections. However, the incidence of Meningococcal Type B (Men B) disease is low and seems to be getting lower. It is estimated that a...