The PULSE of The Physician Alliance
Friday, July 5, 2019
Have you heard the latest news to help your practice?
Are you up to date on the latest news to assist your practice in improving patient care and revenue? Is your practice staff?

Past issues of The Pulse e-newsletter and the quarterly newsletter can be found on The Physician Alliance's website . These issues share the latest updates, news and tips on pay for performance programs, quality metrics, coding and more!

Any TPA practice staff can receive the bi-weekly e-newsletter. To be added to TPA's distribution list, email heather.hall@thephysicianalliance.org .
Save these dates for upcoming member only education programs
The Physician Alliance hosts many education opportunities throughout the year for physicians and practice staff. Save the dates for these upcoming learning programs:

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 8-9:30am : Understanding Practice and Coding Compliance Rules , Warren
Thursday, Oct. 10, 8:30-10:30am : Community Resource Fair, Warren
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 8:30-10:30am : Community Resource Fair, Novi
Tuesday, Nov 5, 8-9:30am : Topic focuses on m aking your money work for you, in your practice and personally, Warren
Dec. 4, 8-9:30am : Navigating Documentation Challenges and Opportunities, Warren

More details to come on all of these programs - check your inbox and TPA's website !
New education poster helps patients keep health info updated
Coordinating care and communicating with patients are critical components of improving the health of populations. In the patient centered medical home care model, primary care physicians serve as central coordinators of care for patients.

The Physician Alliance created a new poster for primary care practices to help engage patients in their care. This patient check list poster reminds patients to talk to the practice staff about a variety of information, including:
  • alert the practice of any tests, new medical diagnoses or other updates to their health since the last visit
  • ask the office about after hours care or recommended urgent care facilities
  • schedule follow up visits, immunizations/vaccines or other screenings prior to leaving
  • and more

Practices are encouraged to place the poster in waiting areas and exam rooms. TPA practices can download and print, or order printed copies, from the website .
News You Can Use
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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.
www.thephysicianalliance.org - (586) 498-3555