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, January 6, 2017
Advanced Care Planning brochures and more available
Having a conversation with your patient about end of life care can be difficult. Serious illness, death and dying are challenging topics to talk about, whether from the patient, caregiver or physician perspective. However, these are also critical conversations that need to happen.

The American College of Physicians created multiple helpful brochures to help stimulate and guide conversations with patients on palliative care and end of life decision-making. These resources include advanced care planning tools and information for caregivers. View the available brochures here
Free posters help promote wellness exams to patients

Need help reminding your patients to follow up on important screenings and vaccines? The Physician Alliance created a poster for practices' exam rooms and waiting areas to help stimulate conversations with patients regarding wellness exams, breast cancer screening, diabetic eye exam, flu vaccine, and more.

Download this poster now! TPA has a limited supply of printed posters - contact Kathryn if you would like some copies mailed to you.
Provider Delivered Care Management webinar helps with billing and coding opportunities

Join The Physician Alliance and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) to gain valuable information on accurate billing and coding of the 13 provider delivered care management codes. Implementing care managers in practices allows for a higher level of care coordination along with opportunities to improve performance metrics. The BCBSM PDCM program assists in supporting care management. Practices can submit care management codes for reimbursement to BCBSM.

Webinar presenter: Lori Boctor from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Lori Boctor has been employed with Blue Cross Blue Shield health plans for over 31 years working throughout the Midwest region in different corporate capacities. She is currently a senior analyst with Value Partnerships- Reimbursement team.  Lori has a vast understanding of the PDCM care management codes to support PDCM.

Register for the webinar today!
Save money on products and services for your practice

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The Physician Discount program offers products and services at discounted pricing for members. The physicians and practices of The Physician Alliance have access to premium services and high-caliber products at discounted rates. These cost-effective, innovative solutions help reduce business overhead costs and optimize business performance with vendor partners.

Our current partners include:

Legal Services - Rickard & Associates, P.C.
For a complete of partners and contact information, download a flyer.
Leonard Bros. provides full-service document management and storage services, including HIPAA compliant secure storage, web inventory access, bar code tracking, and more.

  Learn more  about these services.
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