Beaumont Medical Group practices earn Blue Cross Blue Shield Patient-Centered Medical Home designation

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fifty-two Beaumont Medical Group practices have earned patient-centered medical home designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. These Beaumont Medical Group practices were nominated by their physician organizations or accountable care organization based on demonstrated evidence of required capabilities, quality and utilization scores.

The physician organizations representing Beaumont Health physicians include: United Physicians for Beaumont Medical Group; Oakwood Accountable Care Organization for Oakwood Physicians (OPi); and Olympia Medical Services and Oakland Southfield Physicians for Botsford Clinic System.

“The PCMH designation transforms health care to a patient-centered, efficient, cost-effective care model. It changes the way our physicians take care of patients, run their offices and interact with specialists and the hospital,” says Terry Kowalenko, M.D., president, Beaumont Medical Group. “This is especially important as part our new organization’s focus, is to provide exceptional patient and family centered care, as well as provide value- based care.”

The 27 PCMH-designated offices that are part of the former Beaumont Medical Group’s employed network include:

  • Beaumont Associates of Internal Medicine
  • Beaumont Associated Family Care Physicians
  • Beaumont Beverly Hills Internal Medicine
  • Beaumont Civic Center Internal Medicine
  • Beaumont Clearwater Family Practices
  • Beaumont East Area Family Practice
  • Beaumont Eastpointe Physicians
  • Beaumont Family Medicine Center – Sterling Heights
  • Beaumont Grosse Pointe Park Internal Medicine Center
  • Beaumont Grosse Pointe Physicians and Surgeons
  • Beaumont Internal Medicine & Pediatrics of Royal Oak
  • Beaumont Lakeside Family Medicine
  • Beaumont Living Well Primary Care
  • Beaumont Metro Family Medicine
  • Beaumont Midway Internal Medicine
  • Beaumont Neighborhood Family Medicine
  • Beaumont Oakland County Internists
  • Beaumont Parkside Medical Associates
  • Beaumont Physicians of Internal Medicine
  • Beaumont Riverfront Family Medicine
  • Beaumont Shorepointe Family Physicians
  • Beaumont Shores Family Physicians
  • Beaumont St. Clair Shores Family Medicine Center
  • Beaumont St. Clair Shores Internists
  • John Schmitt, M.D. – Beaumont
  • Fonseka Internal Medicine – Beaumont
  • Umilla Khilanani, M.D. – Beaumont

The nine PCMH-designated offices that are part of the former Botsford Clinic System’s employed network include:

  • Botsford Center for Internal Medicine
  • Botsford Family Care of Novi
  • Botsford Family Medicine Center
  • Botsford Family Practice Livonia
  • Botsford Medical Center-Redford
  • Botsford Pediatric Associates
  • Farmington Village Family Practice
  • Midwest Internal Medicine Associates
  • Northside Medical Center

The 16 PCMH-designated offices that are part of the former Oakwood Physicians (OPi) employed network include:

  • Allied Medical Group
  • Athens Clinic
  • Cherry Hill Medical Group
  • Oakwood Healthcare Center – Belleville 
  • Oakwood Healthcare Center – Canton Family Medicine
  • Oakwood Healthcare Center – Canton Internal Medicine
  • Oakwood Healthcare Center – Canton Pediatrics
  • Oakwood Healthcare Center – Garden City
  • Oakwood Healthcare Center – Mercury/ Hubbard
  • Oakwood Internal Medicine – Schaefer
  • Oakwood Healthcare Center – Southgate Internal Medicine / Family Medicine
  • Oakwood Healthcare Center – Southgate Pediatrics
  • Oakwood Healthcare Center – Westland
  • Oakwood Healthcare Center – Wyandotte
  • Oakwood Pediatrics Clinic
  • Oakwood Taylor Clinic

Patient-centered medical homes are an approach to providing comprehensive primary care that facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their health care providers, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. The goal is to allow better access to health care, increase satisfaction with care and improve health.

The transition to patient-centered medical homes has been strongly endorsed and encouraged nationwide by payers such as Blue Cross and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield offers financial incentives for primary care physicians to support efforts to move away from the traditional fee-for-service practice model and toward a “value-based” reimbursement model, collaborating directly with physicians through their physician organizations. Primary care practices that demonstrate a commitment to value-based care by becoming patient-centered medical homes qualify for these financial incentives.

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

Learn more about the BCBS Patient Center Medical Home designation.