We strive to help clinicians, practice managers, and other health care professionals support patients with useful resources. 

 
 

Practice Resources

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REferral guide: Nephrology

This guide contains an evidence-based checklist developed with network physicians that can guide decisions on when to refer to nephrology resources for patients with kidney disorders.

 

Chronic kidney disease: EPI Creatine Equation

This resource contains guidelines for calculating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in CKD patients.

 

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE OVERVIEW

This slide includes key elements of the network's approach to managing chronic kidney disease.

CKD WEBINAR

Dr. Joel Reynolds, an internal medicine physician in Meridian, has recorded a webinar on referral guidelines for patients with kidney disorders such as CKD.


article: understanding pharmacy costs

This article by network pharmacists explains factors such as coupon cards and rebate chasing that raise the cost of drugs for patients and health plans without delivering any clinical benefit. Every clinician and prescriber should understand these principles to support informed prescribing decisions. 

Pharmacy Cost Example: Treximet Table

This table illustrates an example of how a combination name-brand drug can cost many times more than its component drugs in generic form.

ARTICLE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMBINATION DRUGS

Combination drugs can sometimes save patients time and money, but in other cases, they can increase health care costs astronomically. Learn what to look for when a combination drug is a prescribing option.


Patient Education

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Long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) materials

If your practice would like free materials to educate patients on effective, safe options for long-term contraception, please contact us.


Physician Communications

PRACTICE NEWSLETTERS

We strive to arm our participating practices with relevant, actionable information on pharmacy trends, clinical support resources, and network progress. To sign up for newsletters, please contact us.