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  • Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron’s diabetes education team will present a free diabetes care program. Sound Health: Music for the Mind and Body takes place Tuesday, November 12, 1:30 – 3 p.m., in the McLaren Port Huron Drew Classroom. This program is sponsored by Lions of Michigan and the Lions Club International Foundation. Join McLaren Port Huron’s Diabetes Education team for an informational program about the benefits of music therapy. Guest speaker Holly Semrow, board-certified music therapist fr...

  • McLaren Physician Partners (MPP) provides two physician update presentations annually. Historically, attendance at these meetings was required to receive 10 points on the Clinical Integration (CI) scorecard for Specialist Physicians. We understand that there are a multitude of reasons why one may not be able to attend a live presentation. In an effort to adopt a digital strategy, become more user friendly, and to accommodate physicians’ busy schedules, we are presenting our biannual updates via live web...

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    Karmanos Cancer Institute  joins the growing number of health care providers concerned about the use of e-cigarettes and vaping. E-cigarettes deliver nicotine and other vaporized chemicals to the lung. Initiation of vaping among youth is strongly associated with the subsequent addiction to smoking tobacco products. The vaporized ingredients in e-cigarettes, including flavoring products, are potentially harmful and have recently been linked to acute lung injury, chronic respiratory symptoms and even...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is the first cancer center in Michigan to acquire and treat patients with the new Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™ , the most precise stereotactic radiosurgery system (SRS) currently available to patients. This advanced technology and the special space built to accommodate it is part of the recent renovations completed at Karmanos Cancer Institute's outpatient treatment facility in Farmington Hills, Michigan — the Lawrence and Idell Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center. K...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that David I. Sternberg, M.D. , thoracic surgeon, has joined its medical team as of August 1, 2019. Board-certified in general and cardiothoracic surgery, and specialized in minimally invasive chest surgery, Dr. Sternberg will serve on Karmanos’ Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team , joining fellow Thoracic Surgeon, Frank Baciewicz, Jr., M.D. Dr. Sternberg will work at Karmanos’ main campus in Detroit, Karmanos’ Lawrence and Idell Weis...

  • McLaren High Performance Network, LLC received a perfect MIPS score of 100 out of 100 for performance year 2018. This score was calculated based on performance in Quality, Advancing Care Information, and Improvement Activities. CMS categorizes any score greater than 70 as exceptional performance. Based on this performance, eligible providers in the McLaren High Performance Network will receive a 1.68% positive payment adjustment in Calendar Year 2020. The 2020 MIPS payment adjustments vary between -5% a...

  • MPP is pleased to announce a new Medicare Advantage HMO agreement has been signed with Reliance ACO. Our includes McLaren hospitals and active MPP providers in the following regions: McLaren Flint McLaren Lapeer McLaren Macomb McLaren Oakland McLaren Port Huron Karmanos Cancer Center The new contract with Reliance is effective January 1, 2020. Pursuant to your Master Membership Agreement with MPP, active members will be included in the provider network unless written notification of your intent to opt o...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute , in partnership with McLaren Macomb Foundation , joins the United Shore Baseball League for the second annual Karmanos Cancer Institute Prostate Cancer Awareness Game, where the Westside Woolly Mammoths take on the Utica Unicorns at Jimmy John’s Field. The event encourages men’s health and raises funds for prostate cancer research. The evening will celebrate and honor prostate cancer patients and survivors and include fun activities for children.    W...

  • MPP is pleased to announce a new Gain Sharing Agreement has been signed with Humana. We have expanded our existing MPP agreement for Medicare Advantage to include all regions. Our current agreement now includes all McLaren hospitals and active MPP providers in the following regions: McLaren Bay and Bay Special Care (LTACH) McLaren Caro McLaren Central McLaren Flint McLaren Greater Lansing McLaren Lapeer McLaren Macomb McLaren Oakland McLaren Northern McLaren Port Huron McLaren Thumb Region Karmanos Canc...

  • McLaren Physician Partners (MPP) is pleased to announce the release of the MPP Clinical Integration Payment 2 of 2 for 2018. This payment is based on physician performance on quality measures and value-based payments received from August 2018-January 2019. The total distribution amount is $3,167,210. As we transition to value-based payments, our top performing physicians have received the following in the 2018 Payment 2: Summary of MPP 2018 Payment 2 Max Min Median PCP $33,187 $100 $4,942 SPC $1,191 $65...