Tennessee doctors celebrated for cost-effective, quality care
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s Medicare Advantage 2019 Quality+ Partnerships Program acknowledged primary care physicians across the state for helping their patients achieve exceptional care outcomes.
The program conducts an annual review of providers’ quality improvement efforts, recognizing those who increase their performance in specific care quality metrics over time.1
These health benchmarks measure many factors, including:
- How often providers offer preventive treatment
- How well patients follow their providers’ plans of care for managing chronic diseases
- Whether or not providers offer treatment support in specific areas where a strong focus could lead to improvements in patient health
- How effectively providers support compliance with specific medications used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol conditions
The most recent Medicare Advantage Star quality data shows that many providers deliver superior outcomes for BlueCross Medicare Advantage plan members when it comes to timely treatments and appropriate preventive care.
Charles A. Ross, DO of Kingsport earned a 5 out of 5 Star rating.
Additionally, many individual providers across the state earned a 4.5 out of 5 Star rating:
|Thomas F. Boduch, MD
|Harold A. Chertok, DO
|James E. Deweese, PA
|Winnifred J. Dunbar-Davies, MD
|David C. Martin, DO
|Paul G. Smith Jr, DO
|Timothy D. Smith, MD
|James G. Staggs, DO
|Marthe-Sophie Lagueux, MD
|Charlotte J. Lohrey, MD
|Wayne Murphy, MD
|David E. Ours, MD
|Michael E. Parker, PA
|Rachel R. Sanes, FNP BC
|Cameron A. Shearer, MD
|Charles L. Stimpson, MD
|Leanne P. Venable, FNP BC
|Floyd J. Barker, DO
|Vivian M. Clark, MD
|David H. Franzus, MD
|Michael E. Jewett, MD
|Scott E. May, MD
|Michael A. Tan, MD
|Steven L. Cannady, FNP
|Deborah T. Smothers, FNP
Many group practices received a 4.5 Star rating.
|1101 Primary Care PLLC
|Chota Community Health Services
|Corryton Medical Center
|Galen Medical Group PC
|HH Physician Care Fayetteville Medical Associates
|McMinnville Medical Associates PLLC
|Oasis Medical Center
|Sale Creek Family Practice PLLC
|Charles T Wolohon MD
|Clarksville Internal Medicine PLC
|Complete Family Healthcare
|Cool Springs Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Clinic
|Family Care of Middle TN
|Heritage Medical Associates PC
|State of Franklin Healthcare Associates PLLC
|Mountain Region Family Medicine PC
|Family Medical Clinic of Harrogate
“We appreciate these high-performing providers in our Medicare Advantage network along with many others who commit daily to giving their patients the best evidence-based care possible,” said Dr. J.B. Sobel, vice president and chief medical officer of senior products at BlueCross.
For a full list of Tennessee providers participating in the Quality+ Partnerships Program, visit bcbst.com.
- Each recognized provider/group serves at least 20 BlueAdvantage PPOSM members.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s mission is to provide peace of mind through better health. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused serving its more than 3.5 million members in Tennessee and across the country. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association (BCBSA). BCBSA is an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. For more information, visit the company’s website at bcbst.com.
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