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 12, 2018
Last chance to attend community resource fair 
Don't miss a great chance to meet with a variety of community organizations to gather valuable local resources to assist patients. Click here for a list of participating organizations.

The Physician Alliance Community Resource Fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 8:30-10:30am at Ascension Providence Hospital in Novi.

Register today!
TPA practices recognized for 10 years of PCMH  
The Physician Alliance congratulates 34 primary care practices for 10 years of patient centered medical home designation by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan!

Warren Family Physicians
Cornerstone Internal Medicine
St. John Center for Wellness & Family Medicine
Eastlake Pediatrics, PC
St. John Center for Internal Medicine
Be Well Medical Center
Harper Family Practice
Lakeview Pediatrics
Pointe Family Physicians
Pointe Pediatric Associates
South Lyon Medical Center
Masonic Medical Center
K. Kapordelis, MD
Deighton Family Practice
Premier Family Physicians
Naber & Gill MD's, PC
St. John Family Medical Center
Berkley Primary Care
Providence Family and Athletic Medicine
Park Internal Medicine
Providence Park Pediatrics
Oakland Family Medicine
Northpointe Pediatrics, PC
Bay Area Family Physicians
Pediatric Clinic, PC
Thomas D. Schomaker DO and Michael J. Little MD-Pediatrics
David L. Cooley, DO, PC
Kelly Krueger, DO
PrimeCare of Novi
River District Family Practice
Garfield Family Practice
Romeo Plank Family Medical Center
St. John Pediatric Associates
Medical Pavilion II Internal Medicine
Protect your practice from medical malpractice claims 

Are you protected from medical malpractice claims? Learn how to protect your practice and avoid damaging claims during an upcoming education seminar.  
Avoiding Medical Malpractice Claims in the Office
Wednesday, November 7, 2018; 8-9:30am

This complimentary seminar will help The Physician Alliance members learn strategies for reducing risk of liability and implementing processes in their practices.
This presentation will enable participants to:
  1. Recognize and identify problems in the physician office that commonly lead to litigation.
  2. Review malpractice professional liability closed claims data for office practice.
  3. Identify risk mitigating strategies to consider implementing in the office practice.
SPEAKER : Mary Ellen Filbey, RN, BSN, JD, CPHRM is a senior risk specialist at Coverys, where her experience includes consulting to mitigate risk and promote patient safety to hospitals of all sizes nationally, presenting and writing about high-risk-related topics, and providing risk management staffing. Her experience as a registered nurse includes medical and surgical nursing as well as obstetrical care.
LOCATION:  St. John Macomb Oakland Education Center, 27321 Dequindre, Madison Heights, MI
1.0 CME and nursing activity contact hour are available with this seminar.*

*Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Med-IQ designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Med-IQ is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This nursing activity has been approved for up to 1.0 contact hour. Education supported by Med-IQ, a Coverys company.
Be prepared for flu season 

Is your practice ready for the flu season? J&B Medical Supply, a partner in TPA's Affiliate Partners program, is offering a special promotion on syringes and needles to help get through the busy season!

Click here for a list of items and prices. Buy seven  boxes of t he same needle or syringe and receive three  boxes free of charge. 

J&B Medical Supply is a Michigan-based company, with a locally stocked warehouse, next day delivery and online ordering option. Click here for more details and contact info. 
Engaging patients in diabetes prevention 

Helping patients prevent diabetes is a critical opportunity to improving the health of the population served.

The Physician Alliance created patient education materials to help initiate conversations with patients. The " 6 tips for lowering your risk of diabetes" poster can be downloaded or copies ordered from TPA. Diabetes and healthy lifestyle self-management action forms are also available.

Several wellness videos are available to view on YouTube. Created by a nutrition and wellbeing care manager for Partners In Care, these videos focus on setting health-related goals, eating tips, motivation for weight loss and more. Click here for a flyer to download and share with patients.
News you can use

Rickard & Associates offer services that include comprehensive legal services to our physicians. Examples of healthcare legal services include HIPAA readiness, healthcare business transactions, compliance, reimbursement issues, audits, employee relations and more.

Learn about this Affiliate Partner.
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