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January 2021
Key Points Medication adherence is key to chronic disease management and is also a Medicare 5 STAR performance quality measure for certain medication classes treating diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol. The Medication Adherence initiative is a pilot by Affinia Health Network which will see a full go-live in 2021.Within the Medication Adherence pilot, a team of pharmacy...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate January 14, 2021 Contact: Maria Seyrig Phone: 248-495-2403 ACO Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Trinity Health ACO, a Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO), achieved a 95 percent quality performance score and $24.4 million in shared savings in performance year 2019 – it’s highest performance in its four...
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The Kent County Health Department shared your contact information as an unaffiliated healthcare worker/department interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. We are partnering with the Kent County Health Department to vaccinate healthcare workers in Kent County and want to offer you/your team of healthcare workers the opportunity to obtain your vaccine at one of our...
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Mercy Health Muskegon has received a supply of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. This is the first step of an exciting journey to end the pandemic. We have begun to administer the vaccine on a voluntary basis to health care personnel who meet the CDC-defined criteria of essential healthcare workers. We are adhering to guidelines for a...
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MDHHS Releases a New Online COVID-19 Provider Vaccination Registration Enrollment Form On 11/30/2020, MDHHS, Division of Immunizations released a new online COVID-19 Provider Vaccination Registration form*. Health Care Organizations, Pharmacies and Providers who plan to participate in the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine may now enroll. Please note: Hospitals and Local Health Departments – If...
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As you are aware, Affinia Health Network no longer carries a delegated credentialing agreement with any payer. Due to this, many payers have made changes to the way the credentialing / alignment process is handled for our Affinia Health Network offices. This allows for a quicker turnaround time as the “middle-man” is eliminated. The information...
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Written by: Candi Henderson, CPhT, LPhT and Michelle Carey, CPhT, LPhT Key Points Two pneumococcal vaccines, PCV13 and PPSV23, are currently used in the United States. Based on a review of evidence, the ACIP has updated their recommendations. History Pneumococcal disease may present in the form of serious diseases such as pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis....
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Key Points Out-of-pocket costs can be a barrier to care for many patients.The Low-Income Subsidy and Extra Help Programs help beneficiaries who qualify with costs related to their prescription drug plan.There are many resources dedicated to help provide financial help and education to Medicare beneficiaries to choose a Part D plan and use their benefits....
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