Priority Health expanding access to care for Medicare Advantage members in Detroit

(Detroit, Mich. – March 2, 2022) Priority Health has partnered with Dedicated Senior Medical Center (Dedicated), a subsidiary of ChenMed, to expand access to care for members in the Metro Detroit area. Effective immediately, Priority Health Medicare Advantage members can select Dedicated Senior Medical Center’s providers as their assigned primary care provider and have access to six facilities in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. The Dedicated Senior Medical Centers offer a full range of primary care services to seniors, including preventive care, diagnostic services, chronic condition management, behavioral health support and more.

By expanding access to care and medical services for its Medicare Advantage members, Priority Health aims to improve health outcomes and lower the cost of care for members. The two companies have entered into a value-based agreement in which provider payments will be directly tied to patient health outcomes. Part of this work will also focus on identifying and addressing underlying social factors that may be negatively impacting access to care, like transportation or housing.

“Through this partnership we will provide our members with expanded access to high-quality and convenient care right within their neighborhoods,” said Mike Jasperson, senior vice president of provider network and health plan operations at Priority Health. “Our team continues to look for ways in which we can expand our network to best serve our most vulnerable populations. We look forward to working with the Dedicated team.”

As part of the agreement, Priority Health Medicare Advantage members now have access to the following Dedicated locations in Metro Detroit:

  • Wayne County
    • 6150 Cadieux Road, Detroit, Michigan 48224
    • 20001 W. 7 Mile Road, Detroit, Michigan 48219
    • 13210 East Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan 48215
  • Macomb County
    • 21811 Kelly Road, Eastpointe, Michigan 48021
    • 1921 East 8 Mile Road, Warren, Michigan 48091
  • Oakland County
    • 21832 West 11 Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan 48076

“Our physicians provide seniors with affordable, award-winning VIP care that delivers better health outcomes, including 35 percent fewer ER visits and 51 percent fewer hospitalizations,” said Catalina Rodriguez-Edwards, ChenMed’s divisional president over the Michigan market. “We are honored to collaborate with a like-minded partner like Priority Health and be a provider of choice for their Medicare Advantage members seeking personalized primary care. ChenMed physicians average 10 times more face-to-face time with their patients than a typical physician does.”

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About Priority Health:

With over 30 years in business, Priority Health is the second largest health plan in Michigan, offering an extensive portfolio of health benefits options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Serving more than one 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.