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  • Following months of planning and consideration, St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio and McLaren Health Care have officially signed a letter of intent to define ways that the two organizations will work together to best meet the needs of the communities they serve. The letter of intent was signed on Dec. 4 at St. Luke’s Hospital, a 312-bed facility serving Maumee, Ohio and the surrounding communities. As part of the potential integration, McLaren Health Care plans to make significant investments in St. L...

  • Persivia’s CareSpace TM will assist McLaren to achieve even greater success in our value-based care models. The platform combines care coordination, real-time quality and utilization analytics and reporting, enhanced patient and provider engagement, and bundle payment management tools. Here are some of the clinical functionality we will realize following implementation: Automated Care Coordination work flows to improve efficiencies; allowing staff to spend more time managing patients Risk stratification...

  • Precise Treatment Spares Healthy Tissue with Fewer Side Effects McLaren Health Care is proud to introduce the newest weapon in its arsenal of cancer-fighting technology: Proton Therapy . The most powerful and precise radiation oncology treatment available to treat cancer is now provided at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center, located on the campus of the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Flint, Michigan. As one of only 28 proton therapy centers in the United States, the McLaren Proton Therapy Center features l...

  • PCP Value Based Reimbursement (VBR) & 2019-2020 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Designations The BCBSM Value-Based Reimbursement (VBR) program provides for fee schedule uplifts for PCMH, quality performance, cost, and provider delivered care management (PDCM), up to a total of 150% of the fee schedule. PCMH 15% Quality 5%-15% Cost 10% PDCM 5% Advanced PDCM 5% _____ Total = 150% Key Achievements: 89% of MPP’s participating primary care physicians are eligible for a VBR 21% received a VBR for exc...

  • 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...