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  • April 25, 2022 MPP Board of Directors Election Results   The MPP Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of the 2022 Annual Membership election held via virtual ballot.  Gregory Koby, D.O., and Esa Ali, M. D. were re-elected by our membership as Directors on the Board for a four-year term ending in December of 2025.    We congratulate Dr. Koby and Dr. Ali and thank them for their continued service on the Board.

  • May 15, 2022 Social Determinants of Health – Why are they so important? A 28-year-old single Mom of three children while working and going to nursing school was having a tough time making ends meet. Her primary care physician referred her to two community outreach resources. Because of the awareness of social determinants of health and the actions taken by the physician, the medical profession now has a new RN. Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are the conditions in the environments where people are ...

  • May 3, 2022 Specialist Value Based Reimbursement Results   MPP is pleased to announce the results of the 2022 BCBSM Specialist Value Based Reimbursement (VBR) program. This program was developed to reward specialists for performance in population healthcare delivery by promoting responsibility for the cost and quality of care of a shared population of patients. It rewards Specialists to engage in the Patient-Centered Medial Home Neighborhood and their collaboration with Primary Care Physicians. VBR...

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    Allisyn Mattice-Eskau GRAND BLANC, Mich.— Allisyn Mattice-Eskau, director of government & regulatory affairs for McLaren Health Care, whose accomplishments and strong dedication to health care advancement through legislation, has landed a prized spot on the list of “ 30 in Their Thirties 2022 ,” an annual compilation of business professionals in their 30s who have achieved notable success produced by DBusiness Magazine . Discovering her passion and intense interest in health care legislation while s...

  • May 1, 2022 BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL   DESCRIPTION: Percentage of patients 18 - 85 years of age who had a diagnosis of hypertension and whose most recent blood pressure was adequately controlled (< 140/90 mmHg) during the measurement period.   EXCLUSIONS: Patients with evidence of end stage renal disease (ESRD), dialysis or renal transplant before or during the measurement period. Patients over 81 years with frailty alone. A diagnosis of pregnancy during the measurement period. Patients aged ...

  •   May 2, 2022 HEDIS 2022 – Controlling High Blood Pressure The Controlling High Blood Pressure quality measure continues to be a focus for improvement within MPP and remains on your 2022 CI Scorecard. Health plans for commercial and Medicare populations have now weighted this metric 3 times the other metrics. MPP performs at less than a 4-star rating and therefore may not receive incentive dollars for this measure. Every patient aged 18-85 with a diagnosis of hypertension during the measurement yea...

  • April 26, 2022   MyCare Update and Educational Video MPP launched its MyCare program one month ago. MyCare is a deviceless remote patient monitoring program, which sends condition-specific text messages or automated phone calls to McLaren patients with COPD, Heart Failure or High-risk Discharge, to support care coordination and monitor their health virtually. There is no charge for this program. MyCare supports McLaren physicians stay connected to patients in-between scheduled appointments by monit...

  • April 15, 2022 Transitions of Care – Best Practice Increasingly, health care is focusing on primary care outside of a hospital setting. Patients are vulnerable when they transition between different parts of a health care system, these care transitions threaten patient safety. Transitions of Care (TOC) are changes in the level, location, or provider of care as patients move within the health care system.(1) The consequences of poor transitions of care are multiple: (2) Patient care delays Staff stress a...

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    GRAND BLANC, Mich.— McLaren Health Care, with several hospitals and dozens of outpatient facilities covering the majority of the state, is included on the list of Michigan’s Largest Employers for 2022 from Crain’s Detroit Business . With 19,914 employees, McLaren Health Care landed at no. 11 on the list of nearly 150 landmark Michigan-based businesses. “Being included on this list — and listed so near the top — affirms the value that our team members see McLaren as an employer of choice where you can ha...

  • April 1, 2022 Diabetic Retinal Eye Exam HEDIS MEASURE: The percentage of members 18–75 years of age with diabetes (types 1 and 2) who had a retinal eye exam.   BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy is the most frequent cause of new cases of blindness among adults aged 20–74 years in developed countries. Type 1 Diabetes Because retinopathy is estimated to take at least 5 years to develop after the onset of hyperglycemia, patients with type 1 diabetes should have an initial dilated and comprehensive eye e...