Priority Health highlights physician offices for exceptional care

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Praveen Thadani Courtesy Priority Health

Priority Health has recognized 123 physician offices for providing exceptional care during an incredibly difficult year for health care providers.

The Priority Health Primary Care Provider Incentive Program honored and awarded more than $39 million to physicians and physician offices who received Quality Awards for achieving the highest overall scores in preventive care and chronic disease measures amid many challenges presented by the pandemic. The funding for the awards is provided in addition to standard payment of services.

“2020 was an incredibly difficult year for health care providers, and we want to extend heartfelt gratitude to our driven and empathetic physician partners who worked tirelessly to keep Michiganders safe and healthy,” said Praveen Thadani, president of Priority Health. “We are proud to announce these Quality Awards and recognize excellence in care.”

Only those that met or exceeded the national 90th percentile benchmark qualified for incentive awards based on 14 performance measures such as cancer and depression screening, immunizations, and chronic condition management. Due to these high standards, which exceed rates of state and national averages, Priority Health and physicians said they have been successful in helping keep health plan members healthier through their efforts.

More specifically, the collaboration has been successful in helping health plan members avoid incidence of chronic disease complications for conditions such as congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, asthma and hypertension. In 2020 alone, more than 75% of Priority Health members received colorectal cancer screenings, compared to a national average of 65%.

The awards, which started in 1986, began by recognizing 30 practices statewide and have since expanded the recognition to 123 practices in 2021, honoring excellence in provider work over the past calendar year.

The 2020 Quality Award recipients

ABC Pediatrics

Alger Pediatrics

Allendale Family Practice

Alma Family Practice

Associates in Internal Medicine

Battiste Family Medicine

Bayside Family & Sports Medicine

Birmingham Pediatrics and Wellness Center

Bright Start Pediatrics

Bronson Internal Medicine

Bronson Internal Medicine Portage

Brookside Family Medicine

Brookville Pediatric and internal Medicine

Byron Center Family Medicine

Dr. C. Richard Barnett

Cadillac Family Physicians

Cascade Pediatrics

Cherry Bend Family Care

Child Health Associates

Covenant Medical Group – Family Practice

Dr. Craig White

Dr. David M. Byrens

DayOne Family Healthcare

Dr. Domenico S. Ausiello

East Paris Internal Medicine Associates

Family and Pediatric Medicine of Grand Rapids

Family Medicine Specialists

Family Practice of Cadillac

Family Tree Medical Associates

Farmington Family Physicians

Forest Hills Pediatric Associates

Dr. Gary S. Ruoff

Dr. Gerald E. VanWieren

Grand Traverse Children’s Clinic

Grand Traverse Internists

Grandville Pediatrics

Hastings Internal and Family Medicine

Health Pointe Family Medicine and Internal Medicine – Grand Haven

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Adolescent Medicine –Grand Rapids

Holland Hospital Family Medicine – South Washington

Holland Hospital Family Medicine – Zeeland

Holland Hospital Internal Medicine – Zeeland

Holland Hospital Family Medicine – North

Holland Hospital Pediatrics & Internal Medicine

Holland Pediatrics Association

Hollen Family Medicine

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan

Internal Medicine of West Michigan

Jupiter Family Medicine

Kent Pediatrics

Kentwood Family Physicians

Kids Creek Children’s Clinic K

Dr. Kirk Agerson

Dr. L. Michael Sterenberg

Lakeshore Family Care

Lakeshore Internal Medicine & Pediatric Associates

Lakewood Family Medicine

Little Traverse Primary Care

Dr. Mark N. Folkening

Metro Health Beltline

Metro Health Caledonia

Metro Health Comstock park

Metro Health Southwest – IM

Metro Health Southwest – PEDS

MHPP North Ottawa West Olive

MI Kids Pediatrics

Mid Michigan Physicians Group – Pediatrics

New Horizons Medical Center

North Woodward Internal Medicine Associates

Northern Pines Health Center Inc.

Park Internal Medicine

Partners in Family Health

Partners in Family Practice

Dr. Patricia J. Roy

Pediatric Associates of Big Rapids

Pediatric Associates of Kentwood

Pediatric Partners

Petoskey Family Medicine

Providence Park Pediatrics

Dr. Rajamathias Y. Reddy

Rivertown Medical Clinic

Riverwood Family Medicine

Rockford Pediatrics

Shoreline Pediatrics

South Lyon Family Docs

Spectrum health Ludington Hospital Internal Medicine

Spectrum Health Medical Group Advanced Primary Care

Spectrum Health Medical Group Enhanced Primary Care – West Pavilion

Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine – Allendale

Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine – Byron Center

Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine – Caledonia

Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine – Coopersville

Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine – East Grand Rapids

Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine – Kentwood

Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine – South Pavilion

Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine – Sparta

Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine – Zeeland

Spectrum Health Medical Group Family, Internal & Pediatric Medicine – Beltline

Spectrum Health Medical Group Family, Internal & Pediatric Medicine – Rockford

Spectrum Health Medical Group Family, Internal & Pediatric Medicine – Holland

Spectrum Health Medical Group Family, Internal & Pediatric Medicine – West Pavilion

Spectrum Health Medical Group Family, Internal & Pediatric Medicine – Grandville

Spectrum Health Medical Group Internal & Pediatric Medicine – Michigan Street

Spectrum Health Medical Group Internal Medicine – 4069 Lake Drive

Spectrum Health Medical Group Internal Medicine – Kentwood

Spectrum Health Medical Group Internal Medicine – Michigan Street

Spectrum Health Medical Obstetrics & Gynecology – Michigan Street

Spectrum Health Pennock Family Medicine – Middleville

Spectrum Health United Hospital Internal Medicine, Pediatrics & Specialty Clinic

Standale Family Physician

Dr. Steven G. Wildern

Dr. Sudhir L. Desai

The Pediatric Place of Hillsdale

Third Coast Family Practice

Thirlby Clinics

Dr. Thomas Hoffman

Thornapple Valley Family Physicians

Traverse Bay Internal Medicine

Trestlewood Pediatrics

West Front Primary Care

West Michigan Family Health

West Michigan Family Medicine

Western Michigan Pediatrics

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