Patient-centered medical homes improving care through stronger doctor-patient relationships

To Dr. Jeffrey Huotari, the biggest factor distinguishing his patient-centered medical home practice from a conventional practice is the focus on building relationships with patients. “Our belief is relationship equals results,” says Huotari, a family medicine practitioner in Houghton who … Continue reading

Blues on the Radio: The PCMH program and how to ‘Win by Losing’ in August

This month, our ever-expanding Patient Centered Medical Home program is top of mind at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and within the radio network. The Blues’ PCMH program has expanded to more than 3,000 designated physicians at nearly 1,000 … Continue reading

CEO Dan Loepp’s “Rx Plan for A Healthier Michigan” Featured in DBusiness

Blue Cross’ efforts to strengthen Michigan’s core cities, build healthier communities and continue its mission of providing access to quality health care in a changing economic and regulatory landscape are spotlighted in a new 16-page supplement in the current issue … Continue reading

Action Plan Unveiled in Washington D.C. to Promote Partnerships in Health Care Quality, Cost Savings

Blues CEO Daniel J. Loepp traveled to Washington D.C. last week to join Scott Serota of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association in announcing a comprehensive action plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system by improving quality and … Continue reading

How Our PCMH Program Improves Delivery of Health Care

Our patient-centered medical home program has grown to 2,500 physicians at 770 practices around the state in its third year of operation. The program is the nation’s largest for the third year running, helping to improve the quality and delivery … Continue reading

The Role of Information Technology in Improving Health Care

Imagine your loved one has a certain chronic condition. When a doctor asks whether she’s had an MRI recently, your loved one says “no” because she doesn’t remember receiving one — even though she just had one two weeks prior … Continue reading