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Three MedNetOne Health Solutions Physician Practices Receive URAC’s Patient Centered Health Care Home (PCHCH) Practice Achievement

Efforts for achievement include integration of behavior health into primary care, coordinated team care and shared decision making

Rochester, Michigan – May 23, 2013 – MedNetOne Health Solutions (MNOHS), a Michigan-based healthcare management organization serving the infrastructure and clinical support needs of private practice physicians and behavior health specialists, is pleased to announce that three of its physician member practices have received the Patient Centered Health Care Home (PCHCH) practice achievement from URAC.

Anchor Bay Clinic Family Medical Center PC in Chesterfield Township, Rosa Parks Wellness Institute for Senior Health, located on the Detroit Medical Center campus, and Hampton Medical Center in Roseville all received the practice achievement. MNOHS member practice Country Creek Pediatrics in Rochester is also a URAC PCHCH practice achievement designee, receiving its achievement in 2012.

URAC is an internationally regarded nonprofit organization promoting healthcare quality by accrediting healthcare organizations. Similar to the patient centered medical home model, URAC’s Patient Centered Health Care Home (PCHCH) is a quality-driven, interdisciplinary clinician-led team approach to coordinating and delivering care that puts patients, family members and personal caregivers at the center of all decisions concerning the patient’s health and wellness. A PCHCH provides comprehensive and individualized access to physical health, behavioral health and supportive community and social services, ensuring patients receive the right care in the right setting at the right time.

“Members of MedNetOne Health Solutions are progressive in their approach to patient-centered healthcare and are actively pursuing processes and care management strategies that provide quality care and outcomes in a changing healthcare landscape,” said Ewa Matuszewski, CEO of MedNetOne Health Solutions. “Anchor Bay Clinic Family Medical Center, Rosa Parks Wellness Institute for Senior Health and Hampton Medical Center are excellent role models for primary care practices striving to provide the best comprehensive care for their patients. Their PCHCH practice achievement affirms that.”

Anchor Bay Clinic Family Medical Center PC specializes in primary care and family medicine and physicians are Thomas Mianecki, D.O., Karl Emerick, D.O., Kevin Klein, D.O. and Raquel Lepera, D.O. The practice also has a full-time care manager and serves more than 5,000 patients.

Hampton Medical Center serves approximately 3,000 patients in internal medicine, family medicine and geriatrics, and is led by physicians Bruce Johnson, D.O and Susan Tam, D.O., and Christie Schunemann, NP-C. The practice also provides onsite care management services.

“We are pleased to have achieved our URAC certification to become a Patient Centered Health Care Home,” said Dr. Johnson. “Serving as a PCHCH, we are able to engage patients in care management with RN’s, dietitians and behavioral health experts all in the same building, at the same time. We have found that communication with our hospital systems and our patients has improved greatly and patients are becoming more involved in their health care goals. We will continue our journey of providing optimum medical care while engaging the whole care team.”

Rosa Parks Wellness Institute for Senior Health is led by physicians Gerald Turlo, MD, Medical Director, Lavoisier Cardozo, M.D., Elizabeth Arnold, M.D., Bibban Deol, M.D., Mohammad Kang, M.D., Pragnesh Patel, M.D. and Joel Steinberg, M.D. The certified nurse practitioners (CNP) are Marybeth Lepczyk, who also serves as clinical manager,Ann Balarezo, and Lisa Binns-Emerick. The practice serves approximately 3,000 patients.

To learn more about the URAC Patient Centered Health Care Home, please visit www.urac.org.

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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