Blue Cross CEO Dan Loepp: PCMH is a Model Program for Higher-Quality Care

Let’s face it. Everyone wants to be healthy. No one wants to go to the Emergency Room – especially if it can be avoided. That’s why we’ve worked hard to help our members stay healthier through our nationally-recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home program. In a Patient-Centered Medical Home, primary care physicians lead teams to proactively tailor care […]

“I’m Doing Better”: A Patient-Centered Medical Home Success Story

Roquel Morrison had repeatedly told her doctor she didn’t want to take insulin to treat her type 2 diabetes. With a little more digging, Cherie Bostwick, care manager at Munson Family Practice Center in Traverse City, discovered it wasn’t the insulin itself Morrison didn’t like the idea of, but rather the needles she would need […]

Patient-Centered Medical Home program shares successes on Capitol Hill

Blue Cross’s nationally recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home program is in the news again — this time, on Capitol Hill. About 100 members of Congress and their staffs learned about the PCMH program — and its significant impact from a cost and quality perspective — on July 10 when Dr. Jean Malouin, medical director, Value Partnerships, […]

This Model of Health Care has Changed Michigan for the Better

A lot can happen in eight years. Particularly in Michigan, where the last eight years have seen a rebirth of the economy and new businesses sprouting across the state. But there’s been another positive change in Michigan over the last eight years, and you’ll find it in your doctor’s office. It’s a model of health […]

Is Your Doctor Part of a PCMH? 4 Reasons You Should Find Out

Next month, a group of doctors in Michigan will earn the prestigious designation known as Patient-Centered Medical Home (or PCMH). And that means Michiganders will have even more primary care physician options if they want to be part of a PCMH. That’s great news—but only if you know what PCMH means and how it can […]

What is PCMH and OSC? Podcast

The health care industry uses a lot of acronyms.  Here in this podcast, we explain Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Organized Systems of Care (OSC), and how the two programs focus on coordinating patient care across all points of care.  The podcast is from The Healthier Michigan Radio Show, which airs the first Tuesday of […]

How Having a PCMH Pediatrician Changed This Mom’s Life

It all started when Sarah Lanivich noticed her three-month old son, Mason, had a cough that sounded like he’d been smoking for years. The cough lingered for months, and Sarah struggled to find a diagnosis. “Mason was a happy baby, but he would cough a lot and his breathing was labored,” said Sarah.  “We just […]

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 […]

How Organized Systems of Care Are Changing Michigan Health Care for the Better

One of the major problems with the U.S. health care system is that is incredibly fragmented. Traditionally, medical professionals face many barriers to effective and timely communication with one another when treating patients in different settings, and as a result, care is often poorly coordinated, inefficient and costly. That was the primary motivation which inspired […]

Discussing 10 years of Value Partnerships

The Value Partnerships program began in 2005 and has achieved tremendous growth while improving clinical quality and health outcomes for Michigan residents.  Key program leaders discussed the many facets of the Value Partnerships portfolio on the June episode of the Healthy Michigan Radio Show on WJR-AM. Click here http://www.cumulusdetroit.com/audio/audio_015313.mp3 to hear from the following: Dr. […]

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