The Pulse is the bi-weekly e-newsletter from The Physician Alliance, one of Michigan's largest physician organizations serving more than 2,200 primary care and specialty physicians.
The Pulse of The Physician Alliance
Friday, July 7, 2017
Mobile app keeps resources at your fingertips

Need tips on improving HEDIS metrics, coding, revenue and more when you're on the go?

The Physician Alliance's mobile app, Physician Education, helps physicians access important tips and information on smartphones, tablets and laptops. This valuable information can help improve knowledge, quality scores and incentive payments. Examples of information included on the app:
  • Provider tips for adult and pediatric HEDIS measures
  • Overview of pay for performance programs
  • Transitional care management tip sheets
  • Billing codes for condition specific care
  • Links to educational videos
  • Link to TPA's secure physician portal for TPA members to access PGIP performance reports
The Physician Education app is available for Apple ( download) and Android ( download). SEARCH "The Physician Alliance Physician Education" in the app stores. 
Medical malpractice insurance company joins Affiliate Partners program

The Physician Alliance is pleased to announce a collaboration with Coverys to provide special packages and rates on medical malpractice insurance for TPA members.

Coverys is the largest medical malpractice insurer in Michigan, serving over 3,000 physicians and 60 healthcare facilities. Their agency, Coverys Insurance Services (CIS), is the only company-direct agency for Coverys, providing Michigan-based customer service. 

Through the new collaboration with Coverys, TPA members can receive premium insurance protection at preferred pricing.*


Highlights include:

Comprehensive medical malpractice insurance:
  • Exclusive, company-direct pricing
  • Short, easy application process
  • Responsive local service
  • Flexible coverage options-occurrence, claims-made, and modified claims-made
  • Secure coverage from a national leader with sound financial strength
Find out how you can benefit from the comprehensive insurance protection provided through Coverys by contacting Tina Dowler, senior account executive, at (517) 886-8345 or tdowler@coverys.com


*Pricing based on previous claims history. 
New self-management training session available

Practices interested in care manager/care coordinator self-management training opportunities can attend an upcoming session offered by the Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement. Training topics include teaching basic self-management to patients, motivational interviewing and introduction to practice based and team-based care management. 
 
Self-Management Training
Thursday, August 3, 2017; 9am-5pm
AND
Friday, August 4, 2017; 8am-4:30pm 
Providence Hospital Medical Office Building
22250 Providence Drive,
Southfield, MI 48075 (8th floor, meeting room 8G)
 
Webinar focuses on blood pressure measurement competencies

MPRO is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, July 11 from 12-1pm focusing on hypertension guidelines. Objectives include:
  • Review techniques required for accurate manual blood pressure measurement
  • Strengthen staff techniques through review of 10 steps to proper technique
  • Review blood pressure thresholds and understand treatment options
Register for the webinar here. Contact Andrea Boucher at aboucher@mpro.org or 248-465-7362 with questions.  
Huntington Insurance offers cyber liability insurance to TPA members to help protect your practice. 

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