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VHAN Kicks Off Quarterly Forums for HR Leaders

Last month VHAN began bringing together HR leaders across the network as we pursue shared goals for supporting employee health, well-being and engagement—all in a virtual environment.

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 Care Management Patient Meets Care Navigator After Months of Support

VHAN’s Care Navigators help address the physical, mental, spiritual and social needs of patients. Watch a video to see the powerful story of how VHAN’s Care Management team helped Tina improve her mental health and better manage her physical symptoms.

VHAN Social Work Team Supports Patients and Caregivers

Social work is an integral part of VHAN’s Care Management team, providing a direct connection to patients and caregivers. This was the case with a 64-year-old patient who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and several other conditions. After a hospitalization, the patient moved in with her daughter and husband, but she still needed more help to manage her health at home. That’s when VHAN’s social work care navigators stepped in.  

New Well Moment Webinar Focuses on Pediatric Eating Disorders

heir risk factors, explained how to differentiate between an eating disorder and picky eating, discussed when to speak to your child’s pediatrician, and outlined the family’s role in recovery.

Guide Available for Prescribing COVID Oral Antivirals to Outpatients

As the omicron variant continues its dominance, many providers are looking for new ways to treat COVID-19 in patients. While new oral drugs, such as Paxlovid and molnupiravir, are authorized for emergency use, they can be difficult and time-consuming to prescribe. In partnership with VUMC, VHAN pharmacists have developed a guide to prescribing COVID oral antivirals in the outpatient setting.

New ACO Beneficiary Notification Details

Continuing to use the COVID-19 public health emergency to extend relief to providers, CMS is applying the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances (EUC) policy to all clinicians eligible to participate in MIPS as individuals for the 2021 performance year.

Collaborative Care Management Helps Patients Manage Complex Conditions

The VHAN Care Management team serves as an important connection point between patients, providers and caregivers. This service is particularly helpful when patients are managing multiple complex conditions and additional barriers to care. Recently, several members of the care management team stepped in to help a VHAN patient who was struggling to stay out of the emergency department.

New ACO Beneficiary Notification Details

As we kick off 2022, we want to make sure our Connected Care ACO participants are up to date on CMS Beneficiary Notification requirements for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

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