Twenty Beaumont Medical Group practices earn Patient-Centered Medical Home designation

7/24/2014

Twenty Beaumont Medical Group practices have earned designation as Patient-Centered Medical Homes from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for 2014.

The PCMH-designated offices that are part of Beaumont’s employed primary care network include:


   James Rosbolt, D.O., works with Azrael Paredes, M.D.,
   his resident at the time, on a well-baby examination at
   the St. Clair Shores Family Medicine Center.

  • Associated Family Care Physicians
  • Associates of Internal Medicine
  • Beverly Hills Internal Medicine
  • Clearwater Family Practice
  • Eastpointe Physicians
  • Family Medicine Center – Sterling Heights
  • Family Medicine Center – St. Clair Shores
  • Fonseka Internal Medicine
  • Grosse Pointe Farms Family Physicians
  • Grosse Pointe Park Internal Medicine Center
  • Internal Medicine of Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of Royal Oak
  • Lakeside Family Medicine
  • Metro Family Medicine
  • Neighborhood Family Medicine
  • Parkside Medical Associates
  • Physicians of Internal Medicine
  • Shorepointe Family Physicians
  • Shores Family Physicians
  • St. Clair Shores Internists

Patient-centered medical homes are an approach to providing comprehensive primary care that facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their health care providers, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. The goal is to allow better access to health care, increase satisfaction with care and improve health.

Practices are nominated by their physician organizations based on demonstrated evidence of required capabilities, quality and usage scores.

“The PCMH designation changes the way primary care physicians take care of patients, run their offices and interact with specialists and the hospital,” says Paul Misch, M.D., health system chair of Family Medicine and Community Health, Beaumont Health System. “It also serves as the foundation of all value-based ‘organized systems of care.’ A patient-centered medical home involves patients and families in their health care. A physician leads the medical team that coordinates all aspects of preventive, acute and chronic care, offering patients  comfort, convenience and optimal health care through their lifetimes.”

The transition to patient-centered medical homes has been strongly endorsed and encouraged nationwide by payers such as Blue Cross and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield offers financial incentives for primary care physicians to support efforts to move away from the traditional fee-for-service practice model and toward a “value-based” reimbursement model, collaborating directly with physicians through their physician organizations. Primary care practices that demonstrate a commitment to value-based care by becoming patient-centered medical homes qualify for these financial incentives.

Over the coming months, Beaumont will continue working to strengthen relationships with its PCMH-designated primary care practices and specialty physicians by creating PCMH “neighborhoods.”

“For patients who require specialty care, establishment of a PCMH 'neighborhood' – a network of specialty care providers - has many benefits,” says David Wood, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, Beaumont Health System. “These benefits include comprehensive and connected care for patients with improved communication, better quality and more seamless transitions of care from primary care providers to specialists.”

 About Beaumont Medical Group

Beaumont Medical Group represents the employed physician enterprise of Beaumont Health System. Its membership consists of 600 primary care and specialty physicians who provide clinical care under an employment relationship with Beaumont.