Why a Patient-Centered Medical Home Might Be Right for Your Employees

Julie Bitely

| 2 min read

Think your employees would be interested in a program that keeps the quality of health care up and costs down? Then you might be interested in telling them about the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) program. What is PCMH? In a patient-centered medical home, one doctor leads a care team that focuses on keeping a patient healthy instead of just treating them when they are sick. Studies show that PCMH practices reduce unnecessary use of health care by as much as 19 percent. In 2016, the Michigan Blues designated 4,534 physicians in 1,638 practices across the state as patient-centered medical homes, based on their progress in implementing PCMH capabilities, and strong performance on quality and use measures. Here are some resources to help employees learn about PCMH. They can switch to a PCMH-designated doctor no matter what plan they have. For information on small business solutions from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, click here. Online and print resources you can share:
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Blues Perspectives

Mar 14, 2017 at 1:10am

Hi Jeffery, Thank you for reaching out! Our Agent Training Center, which can be found here: http://bit.ly/2ny372q, is the perfect resource to find the information you need concerning continuing education courses. Best, Taylar

Jeffery Parko

Mar 13, 2017 at 2:20pm

Interested in CE credits for my State of Michigan license/ health care BCBS agent. When will you offer these state required agent CE classes for agents?

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