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, Dec. 9, 2016
SAVE THE DATE for MACRA overview seminar

Understanding MACRA seminar

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017; 8-9:30am
St. John Oakland Hospital Education Building, Madison Heights, MI 

The Physician Alliance is hosting an education event for physicians and practice staff to gain an understanding of the new CMS MACRA rules and regulations. Attendees will learn valuable insight on the CMS final rules regarding physician reimbursements, and help get prepared for year one of the new Quality Payment Program. Information on "Pick Your Pace" practice options, MIPS and more will be shared.

More details to come this month! Early registration is now open.  
Provider Delivered Care Management billing webinar hosted for PCMH practices

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017; 9-10:30am 

The Physician Alliance and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan are hosting a webinar for Patient Centered Medical Home practices to gain valuable information on accurate billing and coding of the 12 Provider Delivered Care Management codes.

The BCBSM PDCM program assists in supporting care management. Practices can submit care management codes for reimbursement to BCBSM. Implementing PDCM in practices allows for a higher level of care coordination along with opportunities to improve performance metrics.

Presenter: Lori Boctor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Value Partnerships

Who should attend: PCMH practice care managers, billers, office managers and physicians

Early registration is now open - register online today! Contact Fran Burley with any questions or for more information.

Save $ through Physician Discount program

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The Physician Alliance's Physician Discount program offers preferred pricing on a variety of products and services from quality partners. Need help getting patients to pay? Looking for a new answering service? Wondering if your practice needs cyber insurance? Shopping for employment benefit plans? Ready to invest in your financial future? Time to upgrade your technology equipment and support services?

Check out the Physician Discount program list of partners! With 19 partners offering special pricing on cyber insurance, legal services, office supplies, digital marketing services and more, your practice can save money and time.
Member update: After hours orthopedic urgent care available

Movement Orthopedics in Clinton Township now offers extended hours for orthopedic injuries to help patients avoid the emergency room. The practice offers treatment for fractures, sprains, strains, sports injuries, work injuries and more. Walk-ins are welcome. Evening and Saturday hours are available.

For more information on this practice, visit their website and view the brochure.
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