67 PMC Practices Receive Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s PCMH Designation
The Practices are Members of PMC, a Physician Organization Managed by Medical Advantage Group
FLINT, Michigan, August 21, 2017 – Primary care practices in the Medical Advantage Group-managed physician organization Professional Medical Corporation (PMC), recently received 67 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) designations. These designations mark a ten percent increase in PCMH-designated PMC practices over last year. The list of designated practices can be found HERE >
BCBSM’s PCMH program is a comprehensive approach that creates care teams that work with patients to keep them healthy while monitoring their care on an ongoing basis. The PCMH program uses registries to track and manage conditions like asthma and diabetes.
PMC consists of over 475 independent physicians based throughout the greater-Flint area. The physician organization offers member practices access to pay-for-performance programs, health plan contracting, technology, process improvement and performance improvement resources.
Medical Advantage Group’s practice transformation team works with PMC practices to help them achieve PCMH status. The team works on-site with practice staff to implement various patient-centered processes to qualify for PCMH designation. In 2017, Medical Advantage Group helped nearly 200 primary care physician practice clients achieve designation. Since 2009, Medical Advantage Group has assisted in over 1,000 practice transformations.
Dr. Khan, PMC’s Medical Director, said that the awards represented the organization’s push toward better care and efficiency.
“We are proud of our PMC primary care practices that have achieved the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PCMH Designation for 2017,” Khan said. It is a prestigious accomplishment that signifies a commitment to value-based health care centered around the patient. With all the negative press around Flint these days, we’re happy to be a part of a positive story in the city – one centered around a group of physicians dedicated to better health in our communities for all of our patients.”
Professional Medical Corporation (PMC) is a Flint-based physician organization with over 475 physicians dedicated to the practice of independent medicine. The clinically integrated organization is dedicated to encouraging improvements in the quality and efficiency of patient care by engaging in opportunities which recognize and reward health care providers for performance excellence. To learn more about PMC, visit www.pmcpo.com.
About Medical Advantage Group
Medical Advantage Group simplifies the delivery of efficient, high-quality health care for medical practices, health centers, physician organizations, hospitals and health systems. Medical Advantage Group helps doctors navigate the shifting health care landscape by providing the resources needed to deliver better patient care in the new value-based health care economy. Medical Advantage Group is also one of the key partners in the development of the largest PCMH network in the U.S. With more than two decades of expertise managing physician organizations and ACOs, Medical Advantage Group clients have demonstrated success in improving quality of care and reducing the cost of care.
Medical Advantage Group provides management and advisory services for Professional Medical Corporation. To learn more, visit medicaladvantagegroup.com.