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Entries for September 2016

by Rebecca Meagher, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident, Saginaw VAMC and Eric M. Szydlowski Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident, Saginaw VAMC The American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) recently released a joint update in May covering recommendations for the treatment of heart failure. Included in this update was a stro...

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Precepting and Progress

Posted on September 15, 2016 in: Member News

by Samira Saad, Pharm.D., clincial pharmacist, University of Michigan Health System, BCPS Over these last few years, I have often questioned what it takes to be a good preceptor. I recall the days when I was a student and the tactics preceptors used to ensure I was just as passionate for a particular specialty as they were. I recall their methods for establishing an understanding of what my goals...

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The Need for Continual Education

Posted on September 15, 2016 in: Member News

by Paul Miron, MPA/MSHP Membership Committee, Pharm.D., Mercy Health Muskegon As a new practitioner, I can say firsthand there is a lot of temptation to look at pharmacy school through the rear view mirror and be glad that the education phase of our lives and careers is behind us. Graduation marks the end of a rigorous formal education and the beginning of many wonderful and distracting new oppor...

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by Rebecca Maynard, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacy specialist in internal medicine, Borgess Medical Center, Western regional society representative Summer flew by for the Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WMSHP). Board members attended the annual summer planning retreat on June 9 to discuss the successes of the previous year and make plans for 2016-2017. The Board approved Chris...

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MPA has been made aware of the letters that have gone out to some community pharmacies from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) related to Medicaid. These letters state that certain pharmacies have been identified as having lower-than-average reversal rates for Medicaid claims. Subject to this, the OIG’s letter informs pharmacies that they are more likely to receive an audit. The reg...

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