Corner Health Center Earns Patient-Centered Medical Home Designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated the Corner Health Center as a patient-centered medical home practice for 2014. The designation period runs from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

This means that the Corner is among a select group of primary care physicians in Michigan who are improving health care quality by adopting the PCMH model of care.

“The patient-centered medical home is health care centered on the patient,” said Dr. Kathryn Bondy Fessler, Corner medical director. “We take a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient care, helping our patients meet their health goals and keeping track of all their specialist visits, test results and prescriptions.”

The Blues have designated roughly 1,420 primary care practices — with more than 4,020 primary care doctors — as PCMH practices. The program is the largest of its kind in the country and has the potential to affect close to 2 million Michigan residents.

“With the PCMH model, primary care physicians lead care teams that work with patients to keep them healthy and monitor their care on an ongoing basis,” said David Share, MD, MPH, senior vice president, Value Partnerships, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. 

PCMH teams coordinate patients' health care, track patients’ conditions and ensure that they receive the care they need. They offer extended access to the care team, coordinate complementary care (such as nutrition counseling) and help patients learn to better manage conditions like asthma and diabetes. 

A recent analysis of claims data shows that PCMH-designated doctors are succeeding in more effectively managing patients’ care to keep them healthy and prevent complications.


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