The Michigan Osteopathic Association newsletter for August 19, 2017

Healthy Michigan Plan Seeks input on Operational Protocols

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comment on the Operational Protocol for the MI Health Accounts, Healthy Behaviors Incentives Protocol, and Healthy Michigan Plan Marketplace Operational Protocol, which can be accessed below:

Operational Protocol for the MI Health Accounts
Healthy Behavior Incentive Protocol
Healthy Michigan Plan Marketplace Operational Protocol
Any interested party wishing to comment on the operational protocols may send comments by September 13, 2017 to the Medical Services Administration by US mail or email. If commenting by email, please include "Healthy Michigan Plan Operational Protocols" in the subject line.

By mail: Attn:  Medicaid Policy               
Medical Services Administration
PO Box 30479
Lansing, MI 48909

> Healthy Michigan Plan Second Waiver Operational Protocols

Identifying human trafficking victims: 
How physicians can help

As the issue of human trafficking gains well-deserved attention and resources, the importance of physicians identifying victims has risen to the forefront. Many states, including Michigan, are including training in licensing requirements.

The American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) The DO features Alan Janssen, DO, the medical director at the emergency department of Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc Michigan. The article focuses on identifying signs of abuse consistent with human trafficking and features a toolkit Dr. Janssen helped develop.

Michigan ranks 7th among states in terms of human trafficking cases reported. The Michigan Department of Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has instituted new education requirements for health care providers.

At the Autumn Scientific Convention, the MOA is offering a session, " Recognition of Human Trafficking for Healthcare Providers," featuring Dr. LaClaire Bouknight. The session is Friday, November 3, 2:30-3:30 pm.    

The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) has a web page, " Stop Human Trafficking," dedicated to the issue with resources and links for more information.

Links and Resources:
National Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 373-7888
> The DO article
> The MOA web page "Stop Human Trafficking"
> Toolkit: Human Trafficking Victim Identification Toolkit for Physicians and Other Medical Professionals (PDF)
> Heal Trafficking website
> The National Human Trafficking Hotline website
> LARA web page on Human Trafficking

McLaren Northern Michigan receives 5 Star CMS rating

McLaren Northern Michigan is the only hospital in the state that can claim a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), being a Magnet® designated hospital through the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC) for excellence in nursing and a top 10 hospital in the state by U.S. News & World Reports.

Along with being the only hospital in Michigan with all three of the aforementioned credentials, McLaren is one of only 13 in the entire nation to earn all three.

"The quality ratings we received from these organizations is just another verification of the kind and compassionate care and service provided by the colleagues at McLaren Northern Michigan," stated David M. Zechman, President and CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan.

In order to be recognized, McLaren had to excel in areas such as safety, best practices and patient satisfaction.

> McLaren article on CMS recognition

MHA Keystone Center Leadership Corner: Dr. Gary Roth

In this month's Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center Leadership Corner, Gary Roth, DO, MBA, FACOS, FCCM, FACS, chief medical officer,  shares an update on the status of the MHA High Reliability Organization (HRO) journey.

> MHA Newsroom August 2017 - Full Leadership Corner article
Basketball legend Greg Kelser with MOA Past President and AOA Trustee Dr. Bruce Wolf with the campers

MOA provides healthcare perspective to Greg Kelser Camp

On August 9, the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) joined MSU legend Greg Kelser at his annual basketball camp.
While the main purpose of the camp is basketball, there is a focus on academics that sets the Kelser camp apart.

The MOA presented to over 100 campers in small groups as they rotated through the stations on the fundamentals of basketball.  

Interaction with the campers included discussions about their futures - both in making healthy life choices and in pursuing an academic path toward healthcare. Campers learned about MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine's (MSUCOM) "Future DOcs," a summer camp for high school upperclassmen eyeing a career as a DO and the Osteopathic Medicine Scholars Program for MSU undergrads.

As the campers will soon be headed back to school, the event was a great opportunity for the MOA to highlight the importance of vaccinations, utilizing materials from the IVaccinate campaign the MOA is involved with.

This is the third year the MOA has been a part of the camp and once again the program featured volunteers whose enthusiasm quickly won over the up-and-coming hoopers.  
We would like to thank the volunteers who took time from their busy schedules to participate in the program:
Cassandre Perard, DO, OGME 1, Kevin Do, DO, OGME 2, Igor Middlebrook, DO Christina Yancy, DO, PGY3,  Matthew Wolf

Facebook Photo Album

Autumn Scientific Convention Session Spotlight: 
Concussions and Return to Play Progression 
With practice fields across the state buzzing with activity, the issue of concussions is on the minds of     
parents, coaches and players.

Autumn Convention November 3-5, 2017
The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) will host its Autumn Scientific Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the beautiful Amway Grand Plaza. The event has grown over the last 12 years and will offer 20 AOA 1-A credits. Grand Rapids has been a great city for the convention, offering a wide variety of dining, shopping and attractions.
Dear Colleagues,
As your Michigan Osteopathic Association representatives to the American Osteopathic Association, we are excited to share an excellent opportunity! OMED 2017 is fast approaching and we want to take a moment to personally invite you to join us Oct. 7-10 in Philadelphia. OMED is a can't-miss opportunity to learn, network and celebrate your profession alongside thousands of fellow DOs and osteopathic medical students. No matter your career stage or specialty, OMED offers more than 30 hours of high-quality educational programming led by the profession's top experts and industry leaders. You'll also find inspiring speakers and thought-provoking panel discussions, fun-filled receptions and limitless networking opportunities.

In honor of A.T. Still's 189th birthday, all DOs are invited to take advantage of a FLASH SALE ending Saturday, Aug. 19.

But don't stop there. Please reach out to your colleagues and encourage them to attend, too. Together, we can make this the best OMED yet. See you in Philly!

John Bodell, DO, FACOS                              
Craig Magnatta, DO, FACOFP
Robert Piccinini, DO, dFACN         
Bruce Wolf, DO, FAOCR                              

Practicing DOs: Use code BIRTHDAY100 to save $100 off the current member or non-member full registration rate.
Resident DOs: Use code CAKE50 to save $50 off the current resident full registration rate.

> OMED Registration
Updating your MOA profile keeps you connected

Do you have a new email address? A new office address? Stay connected and ensure you have access to membership benefits and the issues affecting healthcare.

1. Visit: The member login is on the right hand side of the home page.
2. We can update your profile over the phone. Simply call the MOA office at 517.347.1555

Membership Benefit Links:
> Top 10 Membership Benefits
> Member Discount Programs
> Member Benefits Flyer (PDF)

Thank you to all of the MOA members who support the association and for being the "Doctors that DO!"

The Michigan Osteopathic Association membership dues cycle has begun for the 2018 calendar year!
· First two weeks of August: invoices sent via email
· First week of September: invoices mailed to those who didn't already pay

If you haven't already paid your 2017 dues, there is still time. Stay connected, call the MOA office today!

Michigan Osteopathic Association main desk: 517.347.1555

Metro Health announces expansion of gastroenterology services

With the addition of seven new physicians, Metro Health - University of Michigan is more than doubling its gastroenterology team.

Along with new physicians, on August 15, new "subspecialty" services were added to provide top-level care in Grand Rapids. These new services include Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Interventional Endoscopy.

"We are excited to announce an expansion in our gastroenterology services which will benefit all residents in West Michigan," said President & CEO Mike Faas.

MSUCOM Launches CARE Team

The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine CARE Team is a new initiative that promotes preventative help seeking and using available mental health services. The goal is for students to develop career-lasting strategies for managing stress and boosting resiliency.

Resilient doctors rely on emotional self-awareness, self-compassion and other psychological tools to better buffer the inevitable life challenges all humans encounter.  Studies have shown a compelling positive relationship between physician self-reported life satisfaction and patient care satisfaction.  
MSUCOM 360 Perspective article

Beaumont Health, Royal Oak to open new emergency room facilities in late August

On August 31, Beaumont Health, Royal Oak will open its newly expanded Emergency Center. The August expansion is just the first step of a four phase renovation slated to be completed by the end of 2018.

In the first new phase, 53 new private adult beds will be available for patients. Changes also include four trauma care bays and an area for expedited care for patients with minor afflictions. This update will also help to serve one of the busiest ERs in the nation, as Beaumont's Royal Oak facility had over 130,000 visits in 2016 alone.
Beaumont video on Emergency Services

"We wanted to provide a patient and family-centered environment with accommodations and amenities that better support the high-quality emergency care that consumers have come to expect from Beaumont," said Rosanna Morris, president, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

One other area of improvement in the center is technology. The expansion features newer CT and MRI machines as well as more bedside access to Doppler Ultrasound, which can be used to find things like blood clots.

> Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak opens new Emergency Center
> Beaumont Emergency          
News and Resources
Governor Snyder announces new council on opioids, enforcement
On Tuesday, August 15, Gov. Rick Snyder created the Council on Opioid and Prescription Drug Enforcement. Headed by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, the council will focus heavily on collaboration and cooperation between state, local and federal agencies in regards to policing and curtailing the opioid epidemic in Michigan.
> U.S. News article on Gov. Snyder announcement

August is National Immunization Awareness Month: Back to School
Labor Day is coming sooner than you think, and kids of all ages will be back to school. One surefire way to keep kids healthy and in class is getting them up-to-date with any vaccines before they hit the hallways. This toolkit from the NPHIC is useful and informative.

April 27, 2017, saw the passing of John "Jack" Finley, Jr., DO
Click here for local obituary

April 7, 2017, saw the passing of James "Jim" Herbert Growney Jr., DO
Click here for a local obituary

March 23, 2017 saw the passing of Donald Boxman, DO
Click here for a local obituary

January 4, 2017, saw the passing of John A. Walker, DO
Click here for a local obituary

December 27, 2016 saw the passing of Max McKinney II, DO
Click here for a local obituary
Todd Ross, Manager of Communications | 517.347.1555 ext. 120