Metro Health Neighborhood Outpatient Centers Recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Home by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Wyoming, Michigan, Aug. 17, 2015 – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, or BCBSM, has recognized several Metro Health practices and neighborhood outpatient centers as patient-centered medical homes, or PCMH.
PCMH is a model for care that promotes partnerships between individual patients and their personal physician. The model replaces episodic care based on illnesses with a more comprehensive approach to wellness and treatment. Each patient’s care is managed by a physician-led care team, which provides for all health-care needs and coordinates treatment across the health care system.
The designated practices are recognized for intensified efforts to coordinate patients’ health care through prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up services. Adult PCMH patients had a 26 percent lower rate of hospital admissions for common conditions that respond to office-based care.
Family practice and internal medicine physicians at these Metro Health sites and practices have earned BCBSM recognition:
- Metro Health Alger Heights
- Metro Health Allendale
- Metro Health Caledonia
- Metro Health Cedar Springs
- Metro Health Community Clinic
- Metro Health Comstock Park
- Metro Health Hudsonville
- Metro Health Internal Medicine
- Metro Health Jenison
- Metro Health Rockford
- Metro Health Southwest – East
- Metro Health Southwest – Internal Medicine
- Metro Health Southwest – Pediatrics
- Metro Health Southwest – West
- Metro Health Wayland
The following Metro Health Physician Hospital Organization affiliated practices have also earned BCBSM PCMH recognition:
- Lowell Family Medical Center
- Edmondson, Rouse and Schmid, PC
- Standale Family Physicians