Priority Health announces 2020 physician Quality Awards, recognizing excellence in care amid pandemic challenges

(Grand Rapids, Mich. – September 14, 2021) This month, Priority Health awarded Quality Awards to 123 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.

“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.”

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 14 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. The insurer noted that more than 74% of Priority Health members received routine colorectal cancer screening exams in 2020 compared to a national average of 65%.

Through this year’s Quality Awards, Priority Health will award more than $39 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 have now evolved to recognize 123 practices for excellence statewide.

Awards are based on performance throughout the previous calendar year, honoring provider work in 2020, a year that presented many unique challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The 2020 Quality Award recipients are:

ABC PEDIATRICS, PC
ALGER PEDIATRICS, PC
ALLENDALE FAMILY PRACTICE
ALMA FAMILY PRACTICE
ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE
BATTISTE FAMILY MEDICINE
BAYSIDE FAMILY & SPORTS MEDICINE
BIRMINGHAM PEDIATRICS + WELLNESS CENTER
BRIGHT START PEDIATRICS
BRONSON INTERNAL MEDICINE
BRONSON INTERNAL MEDICINE PORTAGE
BROOKSIDE FAMILY MEDICINE
BROOKVILLE PEDIATRIC & INTERNAL MEDICINE, PC
BYRON CENTER FAMILY MEDICINE
C. RICHARD BARNETT, MD
CADILLAC FAMILY PHYSICIANS, PC
CASCADE PEDIATRICS, LLP
CHERRY BEND FAMILY CARE, PLC
CHILD HEALTH ASSOCIATES
COVENANT MEDICAL GROUP- Family PRACTICE
CRAIG WHITE, DO, PC
DAVID M BYRENS MD PC
DAYONE FAMILY HEALTHCARE, PC
DOMENICO S. AUSIELLO, MD
EAST PARIS INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES, PC
FAMILY AND PEDIATRIC MEDICINE OF GRAND RAPIDS
FAMILY MEDICINE SPECIALISTS, PC
FAMILY PRACTICE OF CADILLAC
FAMILY TREE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES
FARMINGTON FAMILY PHYSICIANS
FOREST HILLS PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES, PC
GARY S. RUOFF, DO, PC
GERALD E. VANWIEREN, MD, PC
GRAND TRAVERSE CHILDREN'S CLINIC, PC
GRAND TRAVERSE INTERNISTS, PC
GRANDVILLE PEDIATRICS, PC
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 INTERNAL MEDICINE- NORTH
HOLLAND HOSPITAL PEDIATRICS & INTERNAL MEDICINE
HOLLAND PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES, PLC
HOLLEN FAMILY MEDICINE
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
KIRK AGERSON MD PC
L. MICHAEL STERENBERG, DO, PLLC
LAKESHORE FAMILY CARE, PC
LAKESHORE INTERNAL MEDICINE & PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES
LAKEWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE, PC
LITTLE TRAVERSE PRIMARY CARE
MARK N. FOLKENING, MD
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 PC
MIDMICHIGAN PHYSICIANS GROUP - PEDIATRICS
NEW HORIZONS MEDICAL CENTER
NORTH WOODWARD INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES, PC
NORTHERN PINES HEALTH CENTER, INC.
PARK INTERNAL MEDICINE
PARTNERS IN FAMILY HEALTH, PLC
PARTNERS IN FAMILY PRACTICE
PATRICIA J. ROY, DO, PC
PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES OF BIG RAPIDS
PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES OF KENTWOOD, PC
PEDIATRIC PARTNERS, PLC
PETOSKEY FAMILY MEDICINE PC
PROVIDENCE PARK PEDIATRICS
RAJAMATHIAS Y. REDDY
RIVERTOWN MEDICAL CLINIC
RIVERWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE, PC
ROCKFORD PEDIATRICS, PC
SHORELINE PEDIATRICS
SOUTH LYON FAMILY DOCS, PC
SPECTRUM HEALTH LUDINGTON HOSPITAL INTERNAL MEDICINE - LUDINGTON
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 INTERNAL MEDICINE & FAMILY MEDICINE- HOLLAND
SPECTRUM HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP INTERNAL MEDICINE & FAMILY MEDICINE- WEST PAVILION 
SPECTRUM HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP INTERNAL MEDICINE & PEDIATRICS- GRANDVILLE
SPECTRUM HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP INTERNAL MEDICINE & PEDIATRICS- 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 GROUP- OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY- MICHIGAN STREET
SPECTRUM HEALTH PENNOCK FAMILY MEDICINE- MIDDLEVILLE
SPECTRUM HEALTH UNITED HOSPITAL INTERNAL MEDICINE, PEDIATRICS & SPECIALTY CLINIC
STANDALE FAMILY PHYSICIANS
STEVEN G. WILDERN, MD
SUDHIR L. DESAI, MD
THE PEDIATRIC PLACE OF HILLSDALE
THIRD COAST FAMILY PRACTICE
THIRLBY CLINIC, PLC
THOMAS HOFFMAN MD
THORNAPPLE VALLEY FAMILY PHYSICIANS, PC
TRAVERSE BAY INTERNAL MEDICINE, PC
TRESTLEWOOD PEDIATRICS
WEST FRONT PRIMARY CARE, PLLC
WEST MICHIGAN FAMILY HEALTH PC
WEST MICHIGAN FAMILY MEDICINE
WESTERN MICHIGAN PEDIATRICS

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 broad network of primary care physicians in Michigan, Priority Health continues to be recognized as a leader for quality, customer service, transparency and product innovation. Learn more about affordable, quality health coverage options from Priority Health.