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, March 3, 2017
Free webinar on colorectal cancer screening best practices

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death when numbers for both men and women are combined. However, the death rate for this cancer has been dropping, thanks to the increase of regular colorectal cancer screenings.
 
Learn best practices and evidence-based recommendations at this free webinar on colorectal cancer screenings and how patient navigation can identify and address barriers to screenings. The webinar will be Tuesday, March 14 from 12-1pm.

You must register directly with MPRO.  
 
You can also download a patient education poster about colorectal cancer screening from TPA's website.  
TPA physicians show improvement in performance

metrics
Program Optimization is a performance recognition and improvement process designed and implemented by Value Partnerships at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. It was developed to ensure that all Physician Group Incentive Program (PGIP) physician organizations are engaged in PGIP programs and working to improve and deliver quality care to their patient population. The Program Optimization Scorecard identifies areas of opportunities for improvement. TPA showed a 27-point improvement over last year in Overall Performance and a 30-point increase in Overall Improvement. TPA achieved the maximum number of points in 4 of the 5 performance measures and 2 of the 3 improvement measures. 

Upcoming risk adjustment and appropriate coding webinar

There is still another opportunity to catch the 2-part webinar hosted by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for providers and practice staff to understand the importance of coding correctly as it pertains to risk adjustments and CMS' use of Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) coding in their payment models.

The webinars are on Tuesday, March 21 at 5-6:30pm (Part 1) and Thursday, March 23 from 5-6:30pm (Part 2).

For more information and to join these webinars, download the March webinars flyer

Bio-MED Inc. is a full-service medical waste company, providing no delivery fees or stop charges, high levels of safety and 24-hour emergency hotline. TPA members receive 30 percent off their current bill.

  Learn more  about these services.
The Physician Alliance | 20952 Twelve Mile, Suite 130, St. Clair Shores MI 48081 | 586-498-3555
thephysicianalliance@thephysicianalliance.org | www.thephysicianalliance.org