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Friday, July 31, 2020
Learning Institute offers new/updated resources for quality, coding and more
New and updated resource information is now available on The Physician Alliance's Learning Institute . These include coding tips, coronavirus resources , performance program information relating to primary care and specialty practices, transitional care management during COVID-19, pediatric HEDIS measures and more.

Tip sheets and other resources are available on TPA's Learning Institute section of the website.

TPA's bi-weekly e-newsletter provides updates, new information, best practices, industry news and more. Archived issues can be found on the website .
Office Depot extends discount to back to school supplies
In-person, remote learning, or homeschooling...It’s still back to school time! No matter what the situation, parents, teachers, and kids need supplies and materials to stay engaged.
TPA members can take advantage of the Office Depot OfficeMax Savings Program to access up to 55% off art & school supplies, literacy & STEAM kits, tech gear for virtual classrooms, and more.

  • 20%-55% off classroom materials for all grades and teacher supplies--like hand sanitizer, disinfectant, tissues, snacks and more. 
  • 10% off top performing laptops, desktop computers, flash drives, monitors, mice and keyboards. 
  • Plus, up to 10% off everything else in-store and online, every time they shop.

Start saving today at Office Depot and OfficeMax:
  1. Register today to shop online.
  2. Print an in-store discount card.
  3. Text TPACard to 844.446.6358 to get the store purchasing discount card on your phone.

Learn more about special savings from this Affiliate Partner.
Michigan Tobacco Quitline offers free help to quit tobacco
The Michigan Tobacco Quitline is a free program to help Michigan residents quit tobacco use. Interested participants can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or enroll here .

Providers can also help patients enroll in the program. There are several ways to refer patients to the quitline:
  1. Provider web referral
  2. eReferral program
  3. Fax referral form

The program is free, although participants may have to pay for part of their nicotine quit medications (such as patches, lozenges, gum, etc.) depending on their health plan or employer. The program offers coaching by phone and other communication (text messages, etc.). Participants can pick and choose what parts and pieces of the quitline program work for them (patients do not have to work with a coach, however, the rate of success is higher with a coach).

View the provider information section and FAQs.
Webinar shares patients' needs/wants from primary care
The Primary Care Collaborative is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 3-4pm to discuss what patients are looking for from primary care during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar speakers "will consider what primary care is doing well and where practice and policy changes are needed. They will also highlight how the pandemic is shaping interactions between primary care clinicians and patients and what may be on the horizon." Focus will also be on vulnerable populations, including patients facing racial and economic disparities.

Register for this webinar here .
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Ways you can save
Featured Affiliate Partner: MEDICAL ANSWERING SERVICE - Ambs Call Center helps practices with HIPAA compliant answering services, automated messaging, on-call app, secure text messaging and more. TPA members receive exclusive offers, including low monthly plans, additional discounts and free set up.

Learn more about this partner.