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News Release Date : 07/25/2014

St. Mary’s of Michigan Physician Practices Earn Patient-Centered Medical Home Designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated all of the St. Mary’s of Michigan primary care practices (including one pediatric office) as patient-centered medical home practices (PCMH) for 2014. The designation period runs from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.
 
This means that they are among a select group of primary care physicians in Michigan who are improving health care quality by adopting the PCMH model of care.
 
 "The patient-centered medical home is a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient care, helping our patients meet their health goals and keeping track of all their specialist visits, test results and prescriptions.” said Raghu Sarvepalli, MD, St. Mary’s of Michigan Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.
 
The Blues have designated roughly 1,420 primary care practices — with more than 4,020 primary care doctors — as PCMH practices. The program is the largest of its kind in the country and has the potential to affect close to 2 million Michigan residents.
 
PCMH teams coordinate patients' health care, track patients’ conditions and ensure that they receive the care they need. They offer extended access to the care team, coordinate complementary care (such as nutrition counseling) and help patients learn to better manage conditions like asthma and diabetes.
 
A recent analysis of claims data shows that PCMH-designated doctors are succeeding in more effectively managing patients’ care to keep them healthy and prevent complications.
 
*In addition to St. Mary’s employed practices, a few privately owned practices that are in the St. Mary’s Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) also received PCMH designation.
 
PCMH Designated list:
St. Mary’s of Michigan – Saginaw Valley Pediatrics
5821 N Colony D.r, Saginaw, MI 48638
 
St. Mary’s of Michigan – Chesaning
1600 W Brady, Chesaning, MI 48616
 
St. Mary’s of Michigan – Frankenmuth Family Physicians
1027 W Genessee, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
 
St. Mary’s of Michigan – Gratiot
5810 Gratiot Ste. B, Saginaw, MI 48638
 
St. Mary’s of Michigan – Heritage Family Physicians
3570 Shattuck, MI 48603
 
St. Mary’s of Michigan – Birch Run
9900 E Birch Run Rd., Birch Run MI 48415
 
St. Mary’s of Michigan – Vassar
1212 W Saginaw Rd, Vassar, MI 48768
 
St. Mary’s of Michigan – Women’s Health Center
4040-B N. Euclid, Bay City 48706
 
*Nikolai Kinachtchouk, MD and Lioudmila Kinachtchouk, MD
4705 Towne Centre Ste. 102, Saginaw, MI 48604
 
*Karu Medical Associates
5685 Gratiot, Saginaw, MI 48638
 
*Ibtihaj Rajoulh, MD, FACP-AC
4757 E McLeod Dr. , Saginaw 48604
     

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