Pharmacist Managed Anticoagulation Management Service

Key points Mercy Health offers anticoagulation management services through pharmacist-run clinics in both the Muskegon and Grand Rapids areas A referral from the provider is required for the patient to participate. The referral form and services offered differ by region, … Continued

Safe “-sartans”

Key Points Several Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) have been recalled by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). An updated list of affected manufacturers can be found online at The risk of cancer from taking contaminated ARBs is low. Patients should … Continued

Obesity and Major Depressive Disorder

Why is it important to capture the full burden of illness? When you document all of a patient’s chronic conditions accurately at least annually and code to the highest level of specificity, you’re helping your patient get the right care … Continued

GPRO Audit Season – Measurement Year 2018

As a Nextgen ACO chapter, Affinia Health Network participated in CMS’ annual Group Physician Report Option (GPRO) audit. The GPRO audit is a CMS-mandated audit in which ACOs report clinical quality data on a sample of their patient population. Reporting … Continued

Safe Medication Disposal

Why is medication disposal important?5,6 There is a common misperception that prescription drugs are safer than illegal drugs – this is not true. Many prescriptions medications can be abused and/or lead to injury or death if used incorrectly. Everyday up … Continued

In Case You Missed It: Noteworthy Updates

Brief review of several clinically relevant updates: CDC opioid guideline & MME calculator mobile app DOT final rule on diabetes for interstate commerce 2018 ACC/AHA lipid guideline release