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Friday, July 16, 2021
Registration open for quality and coding education programs
Registration is now open for upcoming education programs. Click here for details and to register for the following events.

Population health and quality webinars

Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021; 12-1pm
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021; 12-1pm
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021; 12-1pm
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021; 12-1pm

Topics related to the following will be touched on each month: 
  • quality metrics related to chronic conditions
  • updates related to BCBSM quality programs and/or initiatives
  • performance reporting and performance improvement
  • Q&A time available

Lunch with the Coder: ICD-10 updates for 2022
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021; 12-1pm

Don't miss this opportunity to learn the latest on ICD-10 updates for 2022 that begin in October 2021. More details to come.

Webinars are complimentary and open to TPA members only.
Clinical quality performance and improvement report released
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) recently released the Clinical Quality Initiative (CLQI) score card for Medicare Advantage (MA) PPO claims data through Dec. 31, 2020.

The MA PPO overall scores are based on performance (70%) and year over year improvement (30%). The clinical quality incentive for 2021 dates of service are based on the overall scores and the percent of total compliant members in the MA PPO population.

The Physician Alliance performance scores and ranking among Michigan physician organizations participating in BCBSM's Physician Group Incentive Program include:

  • Overall performance score of 4.60, ranking 5 out of 40
  • Improvement score of 3.56, ranking 14 out of 40
  • Overall PO ranking for MA PPO is 4.29 or 10 out of 40

TPA also scored 4- and 5-star ratings in all measures except controlling high blood pressure. Some of these measures include breast cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, comprehensive diabetes care and statin therapy for patients with cardiovascular disease.
When BCBSM first started scoring and ranking PGIP physician organizations, TPA's overall score was less than 3. This improvement highlights the partnership that TPA has with its providers to assist practices in closing gaps, as well as the continued commitment and hard work of physicians and practice staff in improving patient care. Congratulations to our practices!
Diabetic eye exam is important patient care, quality metric
Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss in people 18–64 years old, according to the American Diabetes Association. The great news is an annual routine eye exam could prevent 95% of vision loss caused by diabetes.

Encouraging routine eye exams in patients with diabetes can help prevent eye damage or vision loss (this is also an important quality metric for providers). Educate diabetic patients on the warning signs of diabetic eye disease, such as blurred vision, dark spots, flashes of light, and increased amount of floaters.

The Physician Alliance offers a variety of diabetes-related patient education materials, including:

  • Diabetic eye exam poster
  • Patient diabetes self management form
  • Patient diabetes action plan form
  • 6 ways to manage your diabetes poster
  • 6 tips for lowering diabetes risk poster

View all patient education materials available to TPA members at the Learning Institute section of TPA's website.
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