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Posted: 05/11/2018

Drug-Free Device Available for Airway Clearance in COPD / OSP News

The Aerobika® Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) Therapy System is a hand-held device that improves breathlessness and the ability to move mucus in patients with lung disease.



Posted: 05/01/2018

Biotin May Interfere with Certain Lab Tests / OSP News

FDA warns that high biotin blood levels can cause clinically significant incorrect lab results. This has been identified by an increase in the number of reported adverse events, including one death, related to biotin interference with lab tests.


Posted: 04/19/2018

Blue Cross Complete MDHHS Newborn Enrollment Issue Notice / Health Plan News

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a notice on March 28, 2018, to let providers know that they are aware and working on the delay in newborns being retroactively enrolled in the appropriate managed care plan.





Posted: 04/03/2018

National Drug Take Back Day / OSP News

National Drug Take Back Day events across the country continue to collect exceedingly higher amounts of opioids and other unused medications from people’s homes, where they could be stolen and abused by family and friends.



Posted: 03/22/2018

New, Preferred Shingles Vaccine Available / OSP News

Shingrix®, a 2-dose recombinant vaccine for the prevention of herpes zoster and related complications is available and preferred over Zostavax®.


Posted: 02/15/2018

National Nutrition Month 2018 / OSP News

March is National Nutrition Month! This annual nutrition education and information campaign is presented by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The theme for 2018 is, “Go Further with Food”.





Posted: 12/15/2017

All Providers Must Enroll in Michigan Medicaid Per Federal Requirements / OSP News

Effective January 1, 2018, all providers furnishing services to Michigan Medicaid beneficiaries, including providers participating in a managed care organization’s provider network, are required to be screened and enrolled in the Michigan Medicaid program.



Posted: 12/07/2017

Provider CHAMPS Enrollment Requirements / Health Plan News

In January 2018 the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will implement the first phase of the Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System Modernizing Continuum of Care project.




Posted: 11/07/2017

Severe Hyperglycemia in Patients Incorrectly Using Insulin Pens at Home / OSP News

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) National Medication Errors Reporting Program (MERP) has received several reports of patients who failed to remove the inner cover of a standard insulin pen needle prior to attempting to administer the insulin.


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