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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 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...

  •   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...

  • 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...

  • March 15, 2022 Well Child Exam vs Sports Physical Exam Background: Many students and their parents believe that a Sports Physical is equivalent to a Well Child Exam, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The Sports Physical is designed to clear an athlete for participation in sports while the Well Exam includes much more.   Both a well-child visit and a sport physical are not needed. The child’s annual well visit covers everything he or she needs for a sport physical. A sports physical does ...

  • March 15, 2022 McLaren Physician Partners Launches MyCare   Starting this week, McLaren Physician Partners (MPP) has launched a deviceless remote patient monitoring program called MyCare. MyCare sends condition-specific text messages or automated phone calls to McLaren patients to support care coordination and monitor their health virtually. The goals of this partnership are to: • Reduce medical costs by reducing ED visits, admissions and re-admissions • Scaling care coordination services to engage...

  • March 1, 2022 Annual Wellness Visits – Best Practice Tips Annual Wellness Visits (AWV) are underused and are a critical component of the Patient Centered Medical Home and population health management.   The AWV provides an opportunity for physicians and providers to improve the quality of care, discuss and organize a care plan, engage the patient in their care, discuss diagnoses and preventative care measures, and optimize your revenue opportunity. Despite the possible benefits to both providers an...

  • March 1, 2022 MPP SPRING 2022 PHYSICIAN UPDATE McLaren Physician Partners (MPP) provides physician update presentations bi-annually in the Spring and Fall. Please join us for our live webinar:   Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:30 PM Whether you are a specialist or primary care physician our objective is to keep you abreast of what is happening in Population Health at the local and national levels and to answer any questions that you may have.  Topics to be discussed include: Population Health Mana...