Clinical Care

April 2014 Newsflash now available

Featured articles include: 1. Healthy Michigan Plan Effective April 1, 2014 2. Washtenaw Health Plan Updates 3. Plan First Program Ends June 30, 2014 4. ProCare Health Plan has a New Name – Harbor Health Plan 5. Medicaid Specialty Access … Continue reading

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Kellogg now offering routine eye exams in Taubman Center

You no longer have to go down the hill for an eye exam. The Kellogg Eye Center is now offering routine eye exams in its Inpatient Consultation Suite inside the Taubman Center (Floor B1, Room 100). Cherie A. Farkash, O.D., … Continue reading

Posted in: Announcements, Clinical Care, Your Health & Wellness

Improving safety for patients on warfarin therapy

Orthopaedic Surgery/Anticoagulation Service partnership helps meet National Patient Safety Goals for high-risk medication A partnership between the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Anticoagulation Service improves patient safety for orthopaedic patients who are on high-risk/high-alert Warfarin therapy. Post-operative Orthopaedic Surgery … Continue reading

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ICD-10 Delayed until 2015

On Tuesday April 1 President Obama signed into law a bill that requires the federal government to delay the adoption of ICD-10-CM/PCS for at least one year. The bill, H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, creates a … Continue reading

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A middle road for Medicaid expansion?

U-M team examines state-by-state navigation of the politics of health reform in JAMA article With the political divide over health care reform still strong going into this year’s elections, a new analysis of state-level decisions shows signs of an emerging … Continue reading

Posted in: Announcements, Clinical & Translational Research, Clinical Care

UMHS policy on faxing protected health information

Unless your unit/department has established a more restrictive policy, protected health information (PHI) can be disclosed by fax, so long as you’re disclosing the information for a legitimate purpose (e.g. for continuity of the patients care, for billing, at the … Continue reading

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Becker’s Healthcare names U-M among “100 Great Hospitals in America”

The University of Michigan Health Systems was named to the 2014 Becker’s Hospital Review list of “100 Great Hospitals in America”. UMHS was only one of four hospitals in Michigan that was named to the list. The list represents the … Continue reading

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Thinking about hosting a tour or event at C.S. Mott Children’s or Von Voigtlander Women’s hospital?

Thinking about hosting a tour or event in C.S. Mott Children’s or Von Voigtlander Women’s hopsital? Did you know that there is a process in place for tours/events within the Mott and Von Voigtlander hospitals? Find a tour/event request form … Continue reading

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Transition Readiness for Congenital Heart Disease Patients

Originally posted on Mott Children’s Hail to the Little Victors blog by Karen Uzark, Ph.D. Children born with congenital heart disease are thriving thanks to advances in diagnosis and treatment. Currently, 85 to 90 percent of these patients survive into … Continue reading

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Service Excellence Newsletter Project Spotlight – Getting to Know MiChart

The next phase of the MiChart go-live is scheduled for June 2014. This spotlight offers more useful details from our MiChart experts along with information on how Service Excellence might assist you in this effort. What is MiChart? MiChart is … Continue reading

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