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How Erlanger Health System Improved Its AWV Completion Rate

To improve Erlanger Health System’s (EHS) AWV completion rate and deliver vital preventive care, the Erlanger Medical Group (EMG) quality team implemented an Annual Wellness Visit template and clinical education program in 2018. Since implementing the new process, Erlanger has experienced a year-over-year increase in total Medicare AWVs. Read the article to leverage best practices from the EMG quality team.

VHAN Member West Tennessee Health Improves Access Through Telehealth

When VHAN patients obtain care outside the network, the opportunity to impact the cost and quality of that work is diminished if not eliminated. A key priority for the network is access, and in 2020 VHAN met or exceeded in-network access and utilization goals.

A VHAN Medication Management Success Story

In 2020, the VHAN Pharmacy Team worked with about 1,400 patients to optimize medications for chronic disease management, transitions of care and polypharmacy. Here’s one example of how VHAN pharmacy support helped one patient manage her complex medical conditions.

The Evolution of Primary Care With Dr. Zach Logan

As a family medicine physician at Weatherstone Family Wellness, a part of the Highpoint Health System, Dr. Logan and his colleagues balance preventive care such as cancer screenings with COVID-19 treatment and vaccinations for their patients in Portland, Tennessee.

VMG’s Dr. Ed Odom Shares Coding Best Practices for Medicare AWVs

One of Dr. Odom’s missions is to educate colleagues on how to leverage Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs), document HCCs and improve RAF scores while staying in compliance with the coding and documentation requirements for those visits.

Pandemic-Era Innovations to Care Models Promise Long-Lasting Benefits

Michelle Griffith, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and an endocrinologist at VUMC, and Erin Neal, PharmD, MMHC, Director of Population Health Pharmacy Services, explain how the pandemic has been a driving force for positive change in innovation and the rapid cycle development of new diabetes care models.

Changemakers: Dr. Buchanan of Upper Cumberland Family Physicians Talks Importance of VHAN for Rural Providers

On a recent episode of VHAN’s miniVHAN Mondays podcast, Dr. Ernie Buchanan of Upper Cumberland Family Physicians (UCFP) and network Regional Medical Director for Cookeville, TN, talked about UCFP’s challenges as a rural practice, and why they rely on VHAN’s support as a clinically integrated network.

Women’s Group of Franklin Improves the Patient Experience With Streamlined Referrals

Women’s Group of Franklin was an early adopter of streamlined referral processes that better align primary and specialty care services with the ultimate goal of improving the patient experience.

Children’s Clinic of Nashville Improves Adolescent Well Visit Engagement

One of VHAN’s newest members, the Children’s Clinic of Nashville, is experiencing success with adolescent well visit engagement by leveraging technology, using reports and implementing a team-based approach.

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