Priority Health 2019 physician Quality Awards announced

(Grand Rapids, Mich. – September 9, 2019) This month, Priority Health awarded Quality Awards to 235 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

“To improve our healthcare system the industry’s smartest providers and insurers need to collaborate so patients can have affordable, quality care,” said Joan Budden, president and CEO of Priority Health. “Thanks to the outstanding providers we partner with across the state, we are exceeding national benchmarks while making 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 25 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

This year’s results show that progressive targets are keeping members healthier.

For example, members who had their blood pressure under control increased by 4%. Preventive screenings also increased. Colorectal cancer screenings increased by 2% while depression screenings and follow-up care increased from 56% to 67% as a plan overall.

Through this year’s Quality Awards, Priority Health will award more than $29 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 235 practices for excellence statewide.

Awards are based on performance throughout the previous calendar year, honoring provider work in 2018.  The 2019 Quality Award recipients are:

ABC Pediatrics, PC
Adult Medicine Specialists
Advantage Health/Saint Mary's Medical Group
AF Associates Family Medicine, PC
Alger Pediatrics, PC
Allegan Internal Medicine, PC
Allendale Family Practice
Allenwood Family Health Care, PC
Anchor Bay Clinic Family Medical Center
Apple Family Medicine, PLC
Ascension Borgess Family & Internal Medicine – Crosstown
Ascension Borgess Family & Internal Medicine – Health Park
Barry Community Health Center
Battiste Family Medicine
Baxter Wholistic Health Center
Bayside Family & Sports Medicine
Borgess Family Medicine – Galesburg
Borgess Internal Medicine – Woodbridge Hills
Borgess Internal Medicine – North Pro
Borgess Medical Center
Breton Village Pediatrics and Family Medicine
Bright Start Pediatrics
Bronson Internal Medicine and Pediatrics/Lifetime Wellness
Bronson Internal Medicine Associates
Bronson Internal Medicine John Street
Bronson Internal Medicine Oshtemo
Brookside Family Medicine
Brookville Pediatric & Internal Medicine, PC
Byron Center Family Medicine
C. Richard Barnett, MD
Cadillac Family Physicians, PC
Cadillac Primary Care & Ob/Gyn
Cascade Pediatrics, LLP
Catherine's Health Center
Cereal City Pediatrics, PC
Cherry Bend Family Care, PLC
Cherry Health - Cherry Street Health Services
Cherry Health - Montcalm Area Health Center
Cherry Health - Westside Health Center
Cherry Health - Wyoming Community Health Center
Cherry Health Heart of the City Health Center Adult Medicine
Cherry Health Heart of the City Health Center Durham Clinic
Cherry Health Heart of the City Health Center Pediatrics
Craig White, DO, PC
David M. Byrens, MD, PC
Dayone Family Healthcare, PC
Domenico S. Ausiello, MD
East Paris Internal Medicine Associates, PC
Edgewood Center Pediatrics
Family Care Center
Family Medicine Specialists, PC
Family Practice of Cadillac
Family Tree Medical Associates
Forest Hills Pediatrics Associates, PC
Fowlerville Medical Center
Gary S. Ruoff, DO, PC
Gerald E. Vanwieren, MD, PC
Geriatric Medical Associates
Grand Traverse Children's Clinic, PC
Grand Traverse Internists, PC
Grand Valley Medical Specialist, PLC
Grand Valley Medical Specialists, PLC
Grandville Pediatrics, PC
Gregory Lambourne, MD
GVSU Family Health Center
Hackley Community Care Center
Harborwood Family Medicine
Harbour Pointe Medical Associates, PC
Harbour View Family Medicine
Hart Family Medical Center
Hastings Internal Medicine
Health Pointe Family Medicine and Internal Medicine
Health Pointe Pediatrics
Helen DeVos Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Clinic
Helen DeVos General Pediatric Clinic
Holland Pediatric Associates
IHA Child Health - Plymouth
IHA Child Health - Westarbor
IHA Clinton Family Medicine
IHA Family & Internal Medicine – Cherry Hill
IHA Family and Internal Medicine West Arbor
IHA Family Medicine – South Lyon
IHA Livingston Pediatrics
IHA Pinckney Family Medicine
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan, LLC
Internal Medicine of West Michigan
IPC - Associates in Internal Medicine
IPC - Park Family Practice
Jack R. Roossien Jr., MD, PC
Jeffrey R. Williamson, DO, PC
Jupiter Family Medicine, PC
Kent Pediatrics, PC
Kentwood Family Physicians, PC
L Michael Sterenberg, DO, PLLC
Lakeshore Family Care
Lakeshore Health Partners Family Medicine South Washington
Lakeshore Health Partners Family Medicine Zeeland
Lakeshore Health Partners Internal Medicine
Lakeshore Health Partners Pediatrics & Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Lakeshore Health Partners Women's Health
Lakeshore Internal Medicine & Pediatric Associates
Lakeview Pediatrics
Lakewood Family Medicine
Little Traverse Primary Care
Macatawa Family Medicine
Mark N. Folkening, MD
Marshall Wickens, DO
Mercy Health Partners Lakeshore Campus
Mercy Health Physician Partners
Mercy Health Physician Partners
Mercy Health Physician Partners – Jenison
Mercy Health Physician Partners – Southeast
Mercy Health Physician Partners – Walker/Standale
Mercy Health Physician Partners – Internal Medicine
Mercy Health Physician Partners – Northside
Mercy Westshore Internal Medicine
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
MHPP Internal Medicine & Specialty Care
MHPP Lakes Family Medicine
Michael G. Marcotte, MD, PC
MidMichigan Physicians Group - Freeland Family Practice
MiKids Pediatrics, PC    
Munson Milliken Medical
Muskegon Family Care
North Ottawa Internal Medicine
Northern Pines Health Center, Inc.
Norton Family Practice
Novi Family Care
Oaklawn Medical Group - Marshall Internal & Family Medicine
Parchment Family Practice, PC
Park Internal Medicine
Partners in Family Health, PLC
Partners in Family Health, PLC
Partners in Family Practice
Patricia Roy, DO, PC
Pediatric Associates of Big Rapids
Pediatric Associates of Kentwood, PC
Pediatric Consultants of Troy
Pediatric Partners, PLC
Premiere Pediatrics, PC
Promed Family Practice
Promed Pediatrics
Providence Park Pediatrics
Rajamathias Y. Reddy
Riverwood Family Medicine, PC
Rockford Pediatrics, PC
Sable Point Family Care
Shelby Pediatric Associates
Sheridan Care
Shoreline Pediatrics
SMG Saranac
South Lyon Family Docs, PC
Southside Pediatrics
Sparrow Medical Group Carson
Sparrow Medical Group Stanton
Spectrum Health - Family Medicine Residency Center
Spectrum Health Academic Medicine Associates – Internal Medicine Residency Practice
Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Canadian Lakes Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Gerber – Fremont Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Gerber – Newaygo Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Hart Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Integrated Care Campus – Ada
Spectrum Health Ludington – Grant Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Family and Internal Medicine
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Internal Medicine
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Pediatrics
Spectrum Health Medical Group – 4069 Lake Drive Internal Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group – 426 Internal Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group – 426 Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, & Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Alpine Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Blodgett
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Byron Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Community Medicine Clinic
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Gaslight Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Grand Rapids Family Medicine, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Grand Rapids Pediatrics
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Kalamazoo Internal Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Kentwood Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Rivertown Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Rockford Family, Internal & Pediatric Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group – South Pavilion
Spectrum Health Medical Group – Sparta Family Medicine
Spectrum Health Medical Group – West Pavilion Enhanced Primary Care
Spectrum Health Medical Group Family & Internal Medicine – North Muskegon
Spectrum Health Medical Group Family and Internal Medicine – West Pavilion
Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine – Campustowne
Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine – Coopersville
Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine – Georgetown
Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine – Holland
Spectrum Health Medical Group Family Medicine – Zeeland
Spectrum Health Medical Group Internal Medicine – Holland
Spectrum Health Medical Group Pediatrics – Georgetown
Spectrum Health Medical Group Pediatrics – Holland
Spectrum Health Medical Group Pediatrics – Zeeland
Spectrum Health Pennock Family Internal and Pediatric Medicine – Hastings
Spectrum Health Pennock Family Medicine – Gun Lake
Spectrum Health Pennock Family Medicine – Lake Odessa
Spectrum Health Pennock Family Medicine – Middleville
Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital – Multispecialty Clinic
Spectrum Health Reed City, Evart, and Tustin Family Practice
Spectrum Health United – Belding Family Medicine
Spectrum Health United – Greenville Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Spectrum Health United – Lakeview Family Medicine
Standale Family Physicians
Steven G. Wildern, MD
Third Coast Family Practice
Thirlby Clinic, PLC
Thomas M. Hoffman, MD
Thomas Neidlinger, MD
Thornapple Valley Family Physicians
Traverse Area Pediatric & Adolescent Clinic
Traverse Bay Internal Medicine, PC
West Front Primary Care, PLLC
West Michigan Family Health, PC
West Michigan Family Medicine
West View Family Medicine
Western Michigan Pediatrics, PC
Westshore Family Medicine, PC
White Pine Family Medicine

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 826,000 members, 1,200 employees and participating with 97 percent of Michigan doctors and hospitals, 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 insurance.