Integrating Behavioral Health With Primary Care

At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, we recognize the important role that behavioral health practitioners can play in improving patient care. In addition to treating patients with psychiatric disorders, they can help patients cope with chronic medical problems, comply with medication regimens and adjust to life changes, stress, anxiety and pain. Patients who have […]

A Health Care Hero Says Thank You

In August, I received the Crain’s Health Care Heroes Award for Corporate Achievement, in recognition of the tremendous performance of the Value Partnerships programs. While I am honored to be associated with such an award, what’s truly worth celebrating is the ten years of collaboration and progress of the Value Partnerships program. Value Partnerships is […]

Three published research studies point to Value Partnerships progress

In the past few months, there have been several favorable articles in peer-reviewed journals about the Physician Group Incentive Program and Patient Centered Medical Homes. The positive results are a testament to the diligence of our program partners and staff, and we are excited to share them! A study of 2,218 primary care practices in […]

Research shows PCMH model improves cancer screening rate, narrows disparities

A Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, showed that the PCMH care model is associated with an increased rate of cancer screenings for colon, breast and cervical cancer.  It also showed that the disparity in cancer screening rates among patients in high and low socioeconomic groups significantly narrowed in […]