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Eight Michigan HMOs, Two Providers, Take Top Honors for Quality Health Care
Date:9/21/2007

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sept. 18, the Michigan Association of Health Plans held its 7th annual Pinnacle Awards for Best Practices award reception at which eight Michigan HMOs received the MAHP Pinnacle Award for Best Practices. "Organizations such as these are leading the way in serving participants efficiently and effectively," Representative Pam Byrnes, Pinnacle judge, said. "Michigan needs more health care plans that expand outreach, review efficiencies and continue to strive to provide quality health care. Through their diligent efforts, they have proven that controlling costs and delivering excellent care can go hand in hand."

Business/Operational Performance: Commercial:

Grand Valley Health Plan [Grand Rapids]

Patient-Centered, Primary Care In-Patient Management

Business/Operational Performance: Medicaid:

Upper Peninsula Health Plan [upper peninsula]

Managing Prescribing Cost and Quality

Clinical Service Improvement: Commercial:

Grand Valley Health Plan [Grand Rapids]

Integrated Counseling and Wellness Services in Primary Care

Clinical Service Improvement: Medicaid:

Molina Healthcare of Michigan [Troy]

What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick

Chronic Disease Care: Commercial:

Priority Health [Grand Rapids]

Utilizing Nationally Recognized Healthyencounterssm Asthma

Program To Improve Health For Asthma Patients.

Chronic Disease Care: Medicaid:

McLaren Health Plan [Flint/central Michigan]

Eyes Wide Open

Community Outreach/Partnerships:

Molina Healthcare of Michigan [Troy]

Have A Book And A Health Exam Too

Collaborative Community Health Initiatives:

HealthPlus of Michigan [Flint]

Genesee County Health Department

UM Flint Urban Health & Wellness Center

C.S. Mott Foundation

Genesee County Health Plan Millage Project

Health Care Technology: Commercial:

Priority Health [Grand Rapids]

Common Cost Tool: Creating Cost Transparency

Health Care Technology: Medicaid:

Great Lakes Health Plan [Southfield]

Great Lakes Health Plan Portal (OSCR)

Representative Alma Wheeler-Smith, a Pinnacle judge, observed: "Identifying and celebrating innovative programs is an exciting way to drive creative practices in the rest of the industry and having read the many submissions from around the state, it is clear that Michigan's plans are moving in the right direction."

The Pinnacle Awards include an award to recognize outstanding providers of diabetes care: Innovations in Diabetes Health Care. This year's award was presented to Walker Family Clinic in Grand Rapids. A new category was initiated this year for providers, Childhood Weight Reduction. The University of Michigan Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools received this award for its project, Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools Nutrition and Physical Activity Program.

"The entries in the provider categories this year demonstrate that practitioners are innovative and creative in meeting today's health challenges. Our winners this year increased treatment compliance and improved health outcomes for patients with critical health issues. I hope that others use these best practices as models for their own programs," observed Pinnacle judge, Julie Griffith, Director of Quality Management at PHP-Mid-Michigan.

The MAHP Pinnacle Awards for Best Practices was created in 2001 to document the innovative change and quest for measurable quality improvement among Michigan managed care plans. The awards currently are awarded under the auspices of the MAHP Foundation. In 2004, for the first time, the MAHP Foundation expanded the awards to include the provider community.

The 2007 programs can be reviewed in the Pinnacle Awards 2007 booklet available from MAHP and on the MAHP Web site: http://www.mahp.org/publications/pinnacle.htm. A detailed look at each submission is available in Pinnacle Clinical Submissions: 2007, available in PDF at the same URL.


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