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 https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm634620.htm 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