Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Patient-Centered Medical Home model was approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as meeting the criteria for physicians to receive merit-based payment under the new, national Medicare Quality Payment Program. This means that physicians who are designated as Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practices through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will receive full credit toward one of the required components to earn incentive payments for their Medicare patients.
This national recognition confirms the Blue Cross PCMH model as a valid, regional model that uses standards meeting national quality guidelines. Specifically, Medicare has recognized the Blue Cross PCMH model as a large, certifying program that meets these quality guidelines: has a personal clinician in a team-based practice; has a whole-person orientation; provides coordination and integrated care; focuses on quality and safety; and provides enhanced access.
This was reported by Upper Michigans Source on November 2, 2016.