36 MedNetOne Health Solutions member practices receive Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) designation

Rochester, Mich. – Aug. 11, 2014 – MedNetOne Health Solutions (MNOHS), a Michigan-based healthcare management organization serving the infrastructure and clinical support needs of 800+ private practice physicians and behavioral health specialists, announces the following physicians/physician practices have been selected as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) designated practice by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan:

• Anchor Bay Clinic Family Medical Center P.C. – Anchor Bay
• Ananda Medical Clinic and Healing Center – Dearborn
• Arun Gupta, M.D., P.C. – Monroe
• Askar Maan M.D., P.C. – Warren
• Capac Family Medicine – Capac
• Center for Preventive Medicine, P.C. – St. Clair Shores
• Country Creek Family Physicians, P.C. – Rochester
• Country Creek Pediatrics PLLC -Rochester
• Dundee Pediatrics, PLLC – Dundee
• Everingham Clinic P.C./Oakwood Ambulatory–Romulus
• Family Medicine Center/Oakland Health Integrated Network – Pontiac
• Family Practice/Oakland Medical Group – Warren
• Fayez Shukairy, M.D. – Highland
• Great Lakes Pediatrics, P.C. – Warren
• Hampton Medical Center, P.C. – Roseville
• Health Centers of Detroit Medical Group East Jefferson – Detroit
• Ida Family Clinic – Ida
• Jeetender Matharu M.D., PLC – Clarkston
• Kathleen Reinhart D.O. – Monroe
• Lifetime Family Care, PLLC – Warren
• Macomb Pediatric Associates P.C. –Warren
• Meadowbrook Internists P.C. – Rochester
• Mercy Family Practice at Lambertville – Monroe
• John R Medical– Madison Heights
• Monroe Medical Associates P.C. –Monroe
• My Family Doctor – Southgate
• Naila Ahmad, M.D.,P.C. -Waterford
• North Oakland Internists, P.C. – Auburn Hills
• Partridge Family Physicians P.C. –- Waterford
• Ricardo Q. Cabrera M.D. – Clarkston
• Richard A. Fici D.O., PLLC – Eastpointe
• Ronald Williamson, M.D., P.C. – Grosse Pointe and Detroit
• Shelby-Macomb Family Practice –Clinton Township
• Stephen Bell. D.O., P.C., Newport
• Vincent Granowicz, D.O. – Royal Oak
• Woodhaven Pediatric – Woodhaven

The PCMH establishes the primary care physician’s office as the patient’s medical home and is founded on the central patient/physician relationship, with the primary care physician’s team coordinating all of a patient’s medical care to improve patient health and outcomes.

Ron Williamson, M.D. has practices in Detroit and Grosse Pointe and was among those receiving PCMH designation.

“When physicians and their practice teams are actively engaged in the transformation process, designation as a Patient Centered Medical Home is attainable,” Dr. Williamson said. “We are pleased that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan continues to recognize and support primary care physician practices and the patients we serve through innovative programs like the PCMH designation.”

About MedNetOne Health Solutions:
MedNetOne Health Solutions (MNOHS), a leader in advancing the development and implementation of the Patient-Centered Medial Home (PCMH), is a health care management organization for primary and specialty care physicians and behavioral health specialists that provides administrative infrastructure and clinical support and programming to develop and sustain high performing, patient-centric practices while meeting government healthcare reform mandates. Learn more at http://www.mednetone.net.

 

PTI nurses receive NCQA certification

Troy, Mich. —Jan. 21, 2014— Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), providing the health care community with continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve patient health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience, announces that Carla Irvin, RN, BSN, and Lisa Allen, RN, BSN, have successfully completed a study program and exam to become NCQA PCMH Certified Content Experts.

NCQA offers the most widely known Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program in the country, the NCQA PCMH Recognition program. NCQA developed the PCMH Content Expert Certification (CEC) program in an effort to help physician practices and other interested parties identify experts with a demonstrated understanding of the NCQA PCMH Recognition program and to provide professionals with a way to validate their knowledge base.

“Certified NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Content Experts receive thorough training and demonstrate in-depth knowledge to assist organizations applying for NCQA PCMH Recognition,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane.

Attainment of the credential requires completion of two NCQA educational seminars and successful completion of a comprehensive exam developed and administered by NCQA; a commitment to continuous learning and recertification to maintain the credential is also required.

Allen and Irvin will continue to work with primary care physician practices seeking NCQA recognition and other respected designations as patient-centered medical homes, offering group classes, one-on-one practice coaching, and readiness evaluations through PTI.

About Practice Transformation Institute (PTI) Practice Transformation Institute is Michigan’s leading provider of CME and IACET accredited experiential learning programs for the Patient-Centered Medical Home and other primary care transformation initiatives. PTI was the first organization in the country to be recognized by URAC as a Certified Auditor for URAC’s PCMH program. Practice Transformation Institute is a founding partner of the Mackinac Learning Collaborative, a learning community linking Michigan physicians with their peers to rapidly test and implement meaningful, sustainable change within their physician practices. PTI also runs the Physician’s Training Center in Madison Heights. To learn more about Practice Transformation Institute, please visit www.transformcoach.org.

Health care training organization selected to develop learning collaborative for Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project (MiPCT)

Troy, Mich. —Jan. 20, 2014— Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), providing the health care community with continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve patient health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience, has been awarded a contract from the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project (MiPCT) to develop and implement a learning collaborative for its participants.

MiPCT is a three-year, state-wide multi-payer project aimed at improving health in Michigan, making care more affordable, and strengthening the patient-care team relationship. It is the largest Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) demonstration project in the nation. Approximately 400 primary care practices and 1,900 primary care physicians and mid-level providers affiliated with one of 35 Michigan physician/physician hospital organizations (POs/PHOs) are currently participating in MiPCT.

Learning collaboratives are learning and innovation communities that link a variety of organizations together to rapidly test and implement meaningful, sustainable change within a specific topic area. PTI developed and directed the Mackinac Learning Collaborative, southeast Michigan’s first PCMH collaborative, from 2009 to 2013. The Mackinac Learning Collaborative focused on transformation to a more patient-centric approach in small, primary care physician practices and included up to 16 southeast Michigan primary care and residency programs in each annual session. The majority of the participating practices ultimately obtained PCMH designation by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

In addition to advancing the PCMH model, the Mackinac Learning Collaborative targeted areas for improvement common to primary care practice patient populations, including obesity and behavioral health care and transitions of care from hospital to home.

The physician leader for the MIPCT Care Management Learning Collaborative is Kevin M. Taylor, M.D., M.S., FACP, a practicing internist in the Ann Arbor area and a leader in the patient centered medical home movement. Dr. Taylor was co-chair of the Mackinac Learning Collaborative and understands the potential for collaboratives to stimulate sustainable, positive changes at the primary care level.

“By establishing a MiPCT learning collaborative, Michigan is showing its leadership in engaging the primary care physician community and its practice teams in the PCMH movement and toward more effectively delivered patient centered care,” said Dr. Taylor.

The MIPCT Care Management Learning Collaborative in-person meetings will be held on three Saturdays: January 25, March 22, and May 17, and will be held at Blue Care Network, 20500 Civic Center Drive in Southfield. Registration is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and the learning session is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In between meetings, participants will be engaged through webinars, phone sessions and open forums. The following metrics will be measured to gauge the outcomes of the MiPCT care management learning collaborative:

• 48 hour phone follow-up post inpatient or emergency department visit
• 96 hour in person office encounter after hospital discharge
• Discharge summary available at time of follow-up visit
• Medication reconciliation at post discharge appointment
• Percent of business days with a daily huddle
• Number of QI [define] meetings per month
• Average number of case reviews per month

To learn more about the MiPCT care management learning collaborative, contact Harmony Kinkle at hkinkle@transformcoach.org or 248.475.4736.

About Practice Transformation Institute (PTI)
Practice Transformation Institute is Michigan’s leading provider of CME and IACET accredited experiential learning programs for the Patient-Centered Medical Home and other primary care transformation initiatives. PTI was the first training organization in the country to be certified by URAC to audit primary care practices aiming for PCHCH designation. Practice Transformation Institute is a founding partner of the Mackinac Learning Collaborative, a learning community linking Michigan physicians with their peers to rapidly test and implement meaningful, sustainable change within their physician practices. PTI also runs the Physician’s Training Center in Madison Heights. To learn more about Practice Transformation Institute or the Mackinac Learning Collaborative, please visit www.transformcoach.org.

Health care training organization selected to develop learning collaborative for Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project (MiPCT)

Troy, Mich. —Jan. 20, 2014— Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), providing the health care community with continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve patient health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience, has been awarded a contract from the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project (MiPCT) to develop and implement a learning collaborative for its participants.

MiPCT is a three-year, state-wide multi-payer project aimed at improving health in Michigan, making care more affordable, and strengthening the patient-care team relationship. It is the largest Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) demonstration project in the nation. Approximately 400 primary care practices and 1,900 primary care physicians and mid-level providers affiliated with one of 35 Michigan physician/physician hospital organizations (POs/PHOs) are currently participating in MiPCT.

Learning collaboratives are learning and innovation communities that link a variety of organizations together to rapidly test and implement meaningful, sustainable change within a specific topic area. PTI developed and directed the Mackinac Learning Collaborative, southeast Michigan’s first PCMH collaborative, from 2009 to 2013. The Mackinac Learning Collaborative focused on transformation to a more patient-centric approach in small, primary care physician practices and included up to 16 southeast Michigan primary care and residency programs in each annual session. The majority of the participating practices ultimately obtained PCMH designation by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

In addition to advancing the PCMH model, the Mackinac Learning Collaborative targeted areas for improvement common to primary care practice patient populations, including obesity and behavioral health care and transitions of care from hospital to home.

The physician leader for the MIPCT Care Management Learning Collaborative is Kevin M. Taylor, M.D., M.S., FACP, a practicing internist in the Ann Arbor area and a leader in the patient centered medical home movement. Dr. Taylor was co-chair of the Mackinac Learning Collaborative and understands the potential for collaboratives to stimulate sustainable, positive changes at the primary care level.

“By establishing a MiPCT learning collaborative, Michigan is showing its leadership in engaging the primary care physician community and its practice teams in the PCMH movement and toward more effectively delivered patient centered care,” said Dr. Taylor.

The MIPCT Care Management Learning Collaborative in-person meetings will be held on three Saturdays: January 25, March 22, and May 17, and will be held at Blue Care Network, 20500 Civic Center Drive in Southfield. Registration is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and the learning session is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In between meetings, participants will be engaged through webinars, phone sessions and open forums. The following metrics will be measured to gauge the outcomes of the MiPCT care management learning collaborative:

• 48 hour phone follow-up post inpatient or emergency department visit
• 96 hour in person office encounter after hospital discharge
• Discharge summary available at time of follow-up visit
• Medication reconciliation at post discharge appointment
• Percent of business days with a daily huddle
• Number of QI [define] meetings per month
• Average number of case reviews per month

To learn more about the MiPCT care management learning collaborative, contact Harmony Kinkle at hkinkle@transformcoach.org or 248.475.4736.

About Practice Transformation Institute (PTI)
Practice Transformation Institute is Michigan’s leading provider of CME and IACET accredited experiential learning programs for the Patient-Centered Medical Home and other primary care transformation initiatives. PTI was the first training organization in the country to be certified by URAC to audit primary care practices aiming for PCHCH designation. Practice Transformation Institute is a founding partner of the Mackinac Learning Collaborative, a learning community linking Michigan physicians with their peers to rapidly test and implement meaningful, sustainable change within their physician practices. PTI also runs the Physician’s Training Center in Madison Heights. To learn more about Practice Transformation Institute or the Mackinac Learning Collaborative, please visit www.transformcoach.org.

Health care community invited to Fourth Mackinac Learning Collaborative Outcomes Congress on Sept. 17

Event puts spotlight on integrating collaborative care teams in behavioral health and primary care following the patient-centered medical home model

Troy, Mich. —Aug. 29, 2013— Health care leaders are invited to attend the fourth annual Mackinac Learning Collaborative Outcomes Congress on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch. The event features transformation success stories from 12 primary care practices from Southeast Michigan who have attained or are transitioning to what is known as the patient centered medical home (PCMH) model. It is sponsored by Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), which provides the health care community with Continuing Medical Education and customized learning programs that improve patient health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience.

The Mackinac Learning Collaborative is focused on transformation to a more patient-centric approach in small, primary care physician practices and this year’s session focused on integrating behavioral health in the primary care practice setting for conditions such as depression, suicide risk and addiction. The Outcomes Congress will highlight how individual primary care practices implemented measurable process changes and then documented clinical outcome improvements as a result of their Mackinac Learning Collaborative participation. Participating practice teams are:

  •  Anchor Bay Clinic Family Medical Center, P.C.
  •  Country Creek Family Physicians
  •  Country Creek Pediatrics
  •  Michigan Healthcare Professionals P.C.
  •  Rosa Parks Geriatric Center of Excellence- DMC
  •  Hampton Medical Center
  •  Health Centers Detroit Foundation
  •  John R Medical Clinic
  •  Macomb Pediatric Associates
  •  Ronald Williamson, MD, P.C.
  •  Wayne State University Physician Group –Family Medicine Residency
  •  WSUPG-Internal Medicine

Mackinac Learning Collaborative IV was co-chaired by Kevin M. Taylor, M.D., M.S., FACP, a practicing internist in the Ann Arbor area and a leader in the patient centered medical home movement, and Lori Zeman, Ph.D., Director of Behavioral Health Integration at Rochester-based MedNetOne Health Solutions and an Assistant Professor in the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences.

As implementation of health care reform enters the urgency stage, the Mackinac Learning Collaborative participants are establishing benchmarks for transformation at the primary care practice level.

“True health care reform cannot happen without the primary care physician community getting fully engaged in the process,” said Dr. Taylor, “Through the Mackinac Learning Collaborative, physicians and their practice teams are making transformative changes to the way primary care medicine, including behavior health, is delivered and are re-focusing efforts on patient-centric care.”

THE MACKINAC LEARNING COLLABORATIVE OUTCOMES CONGRESS
What: An up-close view of how 12 Southeast Michigan-based primary care medical practices, generally with one or two physician leaders and a staff less than ten, went through a series of process changes and enhanced behavior health services to improve whole person patient care; qualitative and quantitative outcomes data from the Collaborative will be shared

When: Tuesday, Sept. 17; registration and continental breakfast at 8:30am; program begins at 9:00 a.m. and runs through 3:30 p.m., including lunch

Who should attend: Members of the greater health care community; employers

Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch; 1600 East Warren Avenue, Detroit Michigan

Cost: There is no cost to attend but registration is mandatory due to security requirements at the Federal Reserve. A picture ID is required upon arrival.

To register: Contact Laurel English at lenglish@transformcoach.org or call 248-475-4704 for more information.

About the Patient-Centered Medical Home
The ultimate goal of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is to improve patient health through an efficient, patient-centered health care delivery system. At its core, PCMH is founded on the patient/physician relationship and seeks to transform the primary care physician’s office to ultimately renovate our health care system for better health outcomes, increased viability and long term cost effectiveness.

About Practice Transformation Institute (PTI)
Practice Transformation Institute is Michigan’s leading provider of CME and IACET accredited experiential learning programs for the Patient-Centered Medical Home and other primary care transformation initiatives. PTI was the first training organization in the country to be certified by URAC to audit primary care practices aiming for PCHCH designation. Practice Transformation Institute is a founding partner of the Mackinac Learning Collaborative, a learning community linking Michigan physicians with their peers to rapidly test and implement meaningful, sustainable change within their physician practices. PTI also runs the Physician’s Training Center in Madison Heights. To learn more about Practice Transformation Institute or the Mackinac Learning Collaborative, please visit www.transformcoach.org.

 

MedNetOne Health Solutions Names New Director of Clinical Services

Rochester, Mich.—December 3, 2012– MedNetOne Health Solutions (MNOHS), a Rochester-based full service health solutions provider offering clinical, technology and programming support services to its 1,000 plus primary and specialty care private practice physicians and behavior health specialist members, announces that William Porter, RN, has been named Director of Clinical Services.

Mr. Porter joined MNOHS in 2012 as a Hybrid Care Manager, providing coordinated care, nursing services and administrative oversight to numerous member practices. In his new role, Mr. Porter will provide leadership and executive direction to 17 multidisciplinary care managers at 30 primary care practice sites in the MedNetOne Health Solutions network. He will work with physicians, behavioral health specialists, care managers and other health practice teams to deliver innovative care solutions that optimize patient outcomes, reduce service costs and increase patient and provider satisfaction.

According to MNOHS CEO Ewa Matuszewski, this position leverages Mr. Porter’s clinical and coordinated care expertise in the patient centered medical home (PCMH) team approach model and the transitions of care process.

“Changes resulting from the PCMH movement and health reform, including new reimbursement models and structural alignments, are coming at an unprecedented pace,” Matuszewski says. “Bill has the capacity to generate and apply new clinical, technology and programming support services to help our network members adapt to national healthcare reform as well as new programs offered through the State of Michigan,” she said. “Our organization looks forward to his continued efforts to promote whole person care.”

Immediately prior to joining MedNetOne Health Solutions, Mr. Porter was a site review consultant for Inovalon (formerly MedAssurant), a national healthcare data analytics solution provider. He also served as a patient care nurse and nurse technician at Providence Hospital and Medical Center. Prior to entering the nursing field, Mr. Porter was a skilled tradesperson in the auto industry. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Porter graduated magna cum laude from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He also holds associate degrees in nursing, liberal arts and general science from Henry Ford Community College. He is a member of the American Nurses Association, Michigan Nurses Association, National Transitions of Care Coalition and the American Academy of Professional Coders.
About MedNetOne Health Solutions:
MedNetOne Health Solutions (MNOHS), a leader in advancing the development and implementation of the Patient-Centered Medial Home (PCMH), is a healthcare management organization for primary and specialty care physicians and behavioral health specialists that provides administrative infrastructure and clinical support and programming to develop and sustain high performing, patient-centric practices while meeting government healthcare reform mandates. Learn more at http://www.mednetone.net.
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Medical Network One Announces Corporate Name Change to MedNetOne Health Solutions to Reflect Rapidly Expanding Services of Traditional Physician Groups

Rochester, Mich.—November 26, 2012–– Medical Network One, a Rochester-based healthcare management organization with a 31-year history serving the infrastructure and clinical support needs of primary and specialty care private practice physicians, announces a corporate name change to MedNetOne Health Solutions effectively immediately. The announcement was made by MedNetOne Health Solutions CEO Ewa Matuszewski.

Originally formed to provide third party payor contract negotiations, administrative support and utilization review services, MedNetOne Health Solutions (MNOHS) has evolved in recent years to a full service health solutions provider, bringing new clinical, technology and programming support services to its 1,00 plus members to ease movement into the patient centered medical home model and meet national health reform mandates.

“The MedNetOne Health Solutions name better reflects the broad array of services we offer independent physician practices and behavioral health professionals who are focused on successfully transitioning to fully integrated, population-based, patient-centric practices,”
said Matuszewski. “Changes resulting from the PCMH movement and health reform, including new reimbursement models and structural alignments like ACOs and Organized Systems of Care, are coming at an unprecedented pace and require independent physicians and physician organizations to respond accordingly to remain viable.

“Despite aggressive actions by hospitals and health systems to purchase private primary care and specialty practices, there remains a core group of physicians who are strongly committed to remaining independent. That is MNOHS’ market and our services are built around them and behavioral health professionals who complement their services.”

Earlier this year, MedNetOne Health Solutions became the first physician-based organization in Michigan to actively pursue Ph.D. psychologists as members.

“National healthcare reform and new programs offered through the state of Michigan are emphasizing the incorporation of behavioral health services into primary care. We want behavioral health specialists to join us in our efforts to promote whole person care,” said Matuszewski.

About MedNetOne Health Solutions:
MedNetOne Health Solutions (MNOHS), a leader in advancing the development and implementation of the Patient-Centered Medial Home (PCMH), is a healthcare management organization for primary and specialty care physicians and behavioral health specialists that provides administrative infrastructure and clinical support and programming to develop and sustain high performing, patient-centric practices while meeting government healthcare reform mandates. Learn more at http://www.mednetone.net.
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