Priority Health 2020 physician Quality Awards announced

(Grand Rapids, Mich. – Sept. 9, 2020) This month, Priority Health awarded Quality Awards to 219 physicians and physician offices for improving health care outcomes for patients throughout Michigan. The Priority Health Quality Awards are given to physicians and physician offices that achieve the highest overall scores in preventive care and chronic disease measures through the Priority Health Primary Care Provider Incentive Program.

“Priority Health has the opportunity to work with the industry’s smartest providers to bring affordable, quality care to patients across the state,” said Joan Budden, president and CEO of Priority Health. “We’re proud to recognize the results of physicians and physician offices that exceed national benchmarks and help make Michigan a healthier state.”

Priority Health sets high targets, with practices needing to meet or exceed the national 90th percentile benchmark in order to qualify for incentive awards on 27 performance measures, such as cancer and depression screening, immunizations, and chronic condition management. By collaborating with physicians, Priority Health has successfully helped 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 at rates better than state and national averages.

The results show that progressive targets are keeping members healthier.

For example, members who had their diabetes under control increased by 6.3%. Preventive screenings also increased. Depression screenings and follow-up care rates increased by 5% while colorectal cancer screenings increased from 74% to 75% as a plan overall.

Through this year’s Quality Awards, Priority Health will award more than $30 million to practices in support of high quality primary care, funding that is provided in addition to standard payment of services. The Quality Awards have grown significantly over the last 30 years. What started with recognition of fewer than 30 practices in 1986 has now evolved to recognize 219 practices for excellence statewide.

Awards are based on performance throughout the previous calendar year, honoring provider work in 2019. The 2020 Quality Award recipients are:

ABC Pediatrics, PC
AF Associates Family Medicine, PC
Alcona Health Center
Alcona Health Center
Alger Pediatrics, PC
Alimenti Family Practice
Allegan Internal Medicine, PC
Allendale Family Practice
Apple Family Medicine PLC
Associates in Internal Medicine
Battiste Family Medicine
Bayside Family & Sports Medicine
Borgess Family & Internal Medicine - Health Park
Borgess Family and Internal Medicine Crosstown
Borgess Family Medicine Plainwell
Borgess Family Medicine-Delton
Borgess Internal Medicine - Woodbridge Hills
Borgess Internal Medicine - North Pro
Breton Village Pediatrics and Family Medicine
Bright Futures Pediatrics
Bright Start Pediatrics
Bronson Battle Creek Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists
Bronson Internal Medicine - John St.
Bronson Internal Medicine - Portage
Bronson Internal Medicine - Stadium Dr.
Bronson Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
Bronson Rambling Road Pediatrics - Portage
Brookside Family Medicine
Brookville Pediatric and Internal Medicine
Byron Center Family Medicine
C. Richard Barnett, MD
Cadillac Family Physicians, PC
Cadillac Family Physicians, PC
Cascade Pediatrics, LLP
Catherine’s Health Center
Cherry Bend Family Care, PLC
Cherry Health - Burton Health Center
Cherry Health - Cherry Street Health Services
Cherry Health - Heart Of The City Pediatrics
Cherry Health - Montcalm Area Health Center
Cherry Health - Westside Health Center
Cherry Health - Wyoming Community Health Center
Cherry Health-Heart Of The City Adult Internal Medicine
Cherry Health-Heart Of The City Durham Clinic
Child Health Associates PC
Craig White, DO, PC
David Barney Family Medicine
David M. Byrens MD, PC
Dayone Family Healthcare, PC
Devos General Pediatric Clinic
Domenico S. Ausiello, MD
East Paris Internal Medicine Associates, PC
Edgewood Center Pediatrics
Family Medicine Specialists PC
Family Practice Center
Family Practice of Cadillac
Family Tree Medical Associates
Forest Hills Pediatric Associates, PC
Gary S. Ruoff, DO, PC
Gerald Vanwieren MD PC
Grand Traverse Children’s Clinic, PC
Grand Valley Family Health Center
Grand Valley Medical Specialists PLC
Grandville Pediatrics, PC
Grayling Community Health Center
Hastings Internal Medicine
Health Pointe Family Medicine and Internal Medicine - Grand Haven
Health Pointe Pediatrics - Grand Haven
Helen DeVos Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Clinic
Holland Pediatric Associates, PLC
Hollen Family Medicine
IHA Cherry Hill Village Primary Care
IHA Plymouth Pediatrics
IHA West Arbor Primary Care
IHA Westarbor Pediatrics
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan, LLC
Internal Medicine of West Michigan
Jupiter Family Medicine, PC
Kent Pediatrics, PC
Kentwood Family Physicians, PC
Kids Creek Children’s Clinic, PC
L. Michael Sterenberg, DO, PLLC
Lake City Primary Care, PC
Lakeshore Family Care, PC
Lakeshore Health Partners - Internal Medicine
Lakeshore Health Partners - South Washington Family Medicine
Lakeshore Health Partners - Zeeland Family Medicine
Lakeshore Health Partners IM/Peds
Lakeshore Internal Medicine & Pediatric Associates
Lakeview Pediatrics
Lakewood Family Medicine, PC
Leelanau Family Practice, PC
Little Traverse Primary Care
Margaret Eckel, DO, PLLC
Mark N. Folkening, MD
Marshall R. Wickens, DO
Matthew J. Campbell, MD, LLC
Merrillwood Pediatrics
Metro Health Alger Heights
Metro Health Allendale
Metro Health Caledonia
Metro Health Cascade
Metro Health Cedar Springs
Metro Health Community Clinic
Metro Health Comstock Park
Metro Health Hudsonville
Metro Health Jenison
Metro Health Lowell
Metro Health Rockford
Metro Health Southwest - East
Metro Health Southwest - IM
Metro Health Southwest - Peds
Metro Health Southwest - West
Metro Health Wayland
Mercy Health Physician Partners Adult Medicine Specialists
Mercy Health Physician Partners Concierge Medicine Mercy Health Physician Partners East Paris Internal Medicine
Mercy Health Physician Partners Geriatrics Muskegon
Mercy Health Physician Partners Harbour View Family Medicine
Mercy Health Physician Partners Hart Family Medical
Mercy Health Physician Partners Innovative Primary Care
Mercy Health Physician Partners Jenison
Mercy Health Physician Partners Lakes Family Medicine
Mercy Health Physician Partners Lakeshore Family Care
Mercy Health Physician Partners North Ottawa West Olive
Mercy Health Physician Partners Northside Family Medicine
Mercy Health Physician Partners Norton Family Practice
Mercy Health Physician Partners Sable Point Family Care
Mercy Health Physician Partners Wege Internal Medicine and Residency Center
Mercy Health Physician Partners Westshore Family Medicine
Mercy Health Physician Partners Westshore Internal Medicine
Michael G. Marcotte, MD, PC
Mikids Pediatrics, PC
North Woodward Internal Medicine
Northern Pines Health Center, Inc.
Novi Family Care
Park Family Practice
Park Internal Medicine
Partners in Family Health, PLC
Partners in Family Practice
Partners in Health Of Traverse City
Patricia J. Roy DO, PC
Pediatric Associates of Big Rapids
Pediatric Associates of Kentwood, PC
Pediatric Healthcare PLLC
Pediatric Partners, PLC
Promed Family Practice
Promed Pediatrics
Providence Medical Center South Lyon
Providence Park Pediatrics
Rajamathias Y. Reddy
Rivertown Medical Clinic
Riverwood Family Medicine, PC
Rockford Pediatrics, PC
Shoreline Pediatrics PLC
South Lyon Family Docs, PC
Southside Pediatrics
Sparrow Medical Group - Carson
Sparrow Medical Group Saranac
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Canadian Lakes Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital Evart Family Practice
Spectrum Health Family Medicine Residency Center - Grand Rapids
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Family Medicine - Newaygo
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Family Medicine - Fremont
Spectrum Health Integrated Care Campus - Rockford
Spectrum Health Internal Medicine Residency Academic Medicine Associates Practice
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Family and Internal Medicine
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Family Medicine - Hart
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Internal Medicine - Ludington
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Pediatrics - Ludington
Spectrum Health Medical Group
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Alpine Family, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Blodgett Internal Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Byron Center Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Campustowne Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Coopersville Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group - Gaslight Family Practice
Spectrum Health Medical Group - Georgetown
Spectrum Health Medical Group - Grand Rapids Pediatrics
Spectrum Health Medical Group - Holland Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group - Holland Internal Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group - Holland Pediatrics
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Kalamazoo Internal Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Kentwood Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Lake Drive Internal Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group Family & Internal Medicine - North Muskegon
Spectrum Health Medical Group Internal Medicine - North Shores
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Rivertown Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Spectrum Health Medical Group - Sparta Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group - West Pavilion Enhanced Primary Care
Spectrum Health Medical Group - West Pavilion Primary Care
Spectrum Health Medical Group - Zeeland
Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine – Caledonia
Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine South Pavilion
Spectrum Health Medical Group Integrated Care Campus – Ada
Spectrum Health Medical Group Integrated Care Campus – Beltline
Spectrum Health Medical Group Internal Medicine - 426
Spectrum Health Medical Group Internal Medicine and Pediatrics – 426
Spectrum Health Medical Group Med Now
Spectrum Health Pennock Family Medicine - Middleville
Spectrum Health United Greenville Family Medicine
Spectrum Health United Hospital Internal Medicine, Pediatrics & Specialty Clinic
St. John Pediatric Associates
Standale Family Physicians
Steven G. Wildern, MD
Sudhir L. Desai, MD
Third Coast Family Practice
Thirlby Clinic, PLC
Thomas Hoffman, MD
Thornapple Valley Family Physicians, PC
Traverse Area Pediatric & Adolescent Clinic
Traverse Bay Internal Medicine, PC
West Front Primary Care, PLLC
West Michigan Family Health, PC
West Michigan Family Medicine
Western Michigan Pediatrics, PC
Westside Family Medical Center, PC
White Pine Family Medicine, PLLC

About Priority Health:

With over 30 years in business, Priority Health is the second largest health plan in Michigan, offering a broad portfolio of health benefits options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Serving more than a million members each year, and offering a network that includes 97 percent of primary care physicians in Michigan, Priority Health continues to be recognized as a leader for quality, customer service, transparency and product innovation. Priority Health is the smart choice for people seeking affordable, quality health coverage.