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, October 27, 2017
Community Resource Fairs a success with practices

The Physician Alliance recently hosted two Community Resource Fairs to bring together local nonprofits, county organizations and other companies that provide important resources to patients.

More than 140 practice staff attended the fairs, meeting with 27 local organizations distributing information on free or low cost services, programs, and more available to residents in southeast Michigan. Thank you to all who attended!
 
Pediatric non-prescription pad available to decrease antibiotic use in young patients
 
Decreasing antibiotic use for viral infections is an important target area for The Physician Alliance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 100 million courses of antibiotics are prescribed by physicians each year, with approximately half of those prescriptions unnecessary.
 
TPA recognizes that many parents/family members bring young patients with symptoms of cough and congestion to practices seeking a prescription for antibiotics. As the overuse of prescription antibiotics has increased, it can be difficult to make them understand that antibiotics may not be the best treatment option. TPA created a ' non-prescription pad' for pediatrics to help initiate conversations with young patients and their family members on the importance of not taking antibiotics unless determined necessary by the physician.

The Physician Alliance is committed to helping you improve quality metrics and revenue. In addition to the numerous tip sheets and information on our website, we have created patient education materials on a variety of topics to help initiate conversations with patients and family members.

TPA would like to thank Jenny Train, MSN, CPNP, CLC at Northpointe Pediatrics for her help in creating this pediatric non-prescription pad. Her input and feedback is greatly appreciated!
 
All patient education materials are complimentary for TPA members, as part of the member benefits, and can be downloaded or ordered from TPA's website under the Learning Center/Patient Education Materials.

Save money, improve practice efficiencies with Affiliate Partners program

Need to stock up on office supplies? Wondering if your practice is protected from cyber liability? Struggling to collect payments from patients? Interested in an evaluation of your employee benefits package?  
 
The Physician Alliance's Affiliate Partners program offers a wide variety of products and services at discounted pricing for our members. TPA members can access premium services and high-quality products provided at special rates to help reduce business overhead costs and optimize business performance. For a complete list of our partners, download a flyer or visit our website to view individual partner webpages.  
 
Get a complimentary financial review

LoVasco provides consulting services on health and welfare plans, workplace savings plans, and executive benefits. As a partner in The Physician Alliance's Affiliate Partners program, LoVasco provides TPA members with access to proprietary insurance products and a no-obligation, complimentary benchmark analysis of the following plans: life insurance plans, 401(k) plans, SIMPLE IRAs for employees, non-qualified deferred compensation plan, buy/sell insurance, or disability coverage.

Contact Mike LoVasco at (313) 394-1702 or mlovasco@lovascogroup.com to schedule your review.

Bio-MED is a full service medical waste company, providing no delivery fees, no stop charges, 24-hour emergency hotline and 30 percent discount to TPA members.

  Learn more about these services.
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