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Friday, July 17, 2015 - Sparrow-owned practices earn Patient-Centered Medical Home designation for 2015

Twenty-one Sparrow-owned primary care practices have been selected as a Patient-Centered Medical Home designated practice by Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Michigan for the 2015 program year.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home emphasizes a holistic team approach that addresses chronic conditions and prevention. It stresses the partnership between Patients and their personal Physician and the coordination of Patient care with any Physician or facility that the Patient interacts with. PCMH designated practices have made the most progress in implementing Patient-Centered Medical Home capabilities, and have strong performance on quality, use and efficiency measures.

The practices being recognized are: Sparrow Medical Group (SMG) Carson; SMG DeWitt; SMG Eastside; SMG Fowler; SMG Greenville; SMG Holt; SMG Ionia; SMG Ithaca; SMG Lansing; SMG Lansing Internal Medicine; SMG Mason; SMG North; SMG Okemos; SMG Pediatrics Carson City; SMG Portland; SMG Potterville; SMG Saranac; Sparrow Family Health Center Residency Central and Mason; SMG Stanton; SMG St Johns; and SMG West.

PCMH designation is earned by meeting quality and utilization standards as well as having in place PCMH capabilities to support patient centered care, which are validated through yearly random site visits. Our PCMH practices participate with the Physician Group Incentive Program (PGIP) through local provider organizations.

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