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, Oct. 28, 2016
Help your patients choose wisely
Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation, focuses on conversations between providers and patients informed by evidence-based recommendations from specialty medical society partners. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's Resource Stewardship Initiative (RSI) also promotes the use of evidence-based medicine when making health care stewardship decisions. The RSI encourages conversations between physicians and patients about appropriate and necessary care.
As part of the RSI, The Physician Alliance is focusing on metrics related to:
The Physician Alliance also offers a variety of information posters that can help stimulate conversations with patients. Many of these posters are related to TPA's focus areas for the Resource Stewardship Initiative.
**Updated performance reports will be sent by the end of the year to physicians based on the RSI focus areas.
New tip sheet helps improve blood pressure measure
Approximately one in three U.S. adults, or approximately 70 million people, have high blood pressure, but only about half (52%) of these people have it under control, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The webinar will clarify how to provide this billable service to patients, which patients are permitted to participate and what physicians need to do to ensure they are eligible to bill for this service. They will also review EHR and other technical requirements that must be met to take advantage of this program. Register today for this educational opportunity.
Share your advice, promote your practice
Submitting a short article for a
blog is a great way to promote your practice by offering helpful tips to the public (or your article can be physician-focused).