Tennessee doctors celebrated for cost-effective, quality care
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s Medicare Advantage 2022 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.
Two individual providers across the state earned a 5 out of 5 Star rating:
|Stacey B. Carlton, MD
|Abigail Gass, MD
Several individual providers across the state earned a 4.5 out of 5 Star rating:
|Kimberly S. Peaslee, MD
|John R. Blake Jr, MD
|Kimberly A. Perry, FNP
|James E. Deweese, PA
|Michael A. Tan, MD
|Luisa T. Manestar, MD
|Nancy A. Armetta, MD
|Peter A. DiCorleto, MD
|Wayne Murphy, MD
|Heather D. Rowe, MD
|Stephen M. Watson, MD
|Jonathan S. Bremer, MD
Several group practices received a 4.5 Star rating.
|Access Medical Clinic Tennessee
|Cornerstone Family Medicine LLC
|Grace Primary Care PC
|Mountain View Medical
|Seasons Family Medicine PLLC
|Sequatchie Valley Primary Care
|Synergy Medical Associates PLLC
|Vivian Family Medical
|HH Physician Care Fayetteville Medical Associates
|Charles T Wolohon MD
|Clarksville Internal Medicine PC
|Gafford Family Medicine
|State of Franklin Healthcare Associates PLLC
|Family Physicians of Greeneville PC
|May Clinic PLLC
“High performing providers who focus on exceptional healthcare outcomes for their patients, our Medicare Advantage members, should be celebrated. We are honored to work alongside these healthcare champions and recognize their contributions for the betterment of our communities,” said Dr. Angeline Brunetto, 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.
1. Each recognized provider/group serves at least 25 BlueAdvantage PPOSM members.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.4 million members in Tennessee and around the country. The Chattanooga-based company was founded in 1945 and has brought peace of mind to its members and local communities for more than 75 years. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s news center at bcbstnews.com.