Tennessee doctors celebrated for cost-effective, quality care
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s Medicare Advantage 2021 Quality+ Partnerships Program acknowledged primary care physicians across the state for helping their patients achieve exceptional care outcomes.
BlueCross conducts an annual review of providers’ quality improvement efforts and recognizes those who increase their performance against specific benchmarks1, 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.
Several individual providers across the state earned a 4.5 out of 5 Star rating:
|Stacey B. Carlton, MD||Crossville|
|Kathy A. Highland, APRN||Manchester|
|Bridget O. George, FNP||Manchester|
|Peter A. DiCorleto, MD||Murfreesboro|
|Eric K. Egli, MD||Murfreesboro|
|Paul E. Perryman, MD||Columbia|
|Abigail Gass, MD||Elizabethton|
|Charles A. Ross, DO||Kingsport|
|Jonathan S. Bremer, MD||Elizabethton|
|Michelle L. Davenport, MD||Elizabethton|
Several group practices received a 4.5 Star rating.
|Physicians Associates LLC||Crossville|
|Seasons Family Medicine PLLC||Cookeville|
|Providence Family Medicine||Sparta|
|McMinnville Medical Associates PLLC||McMinnville|
|Clarksville Internal Medicine PLC||Clarksville|
|Heritage Medical Associates PC||Nashville|
|Family Medicine of Jonesborough LLC||Jonesborough|
|State of Franklin Healthcare Associates PLLC||Johnson City|
“We are honored to recognize these high-performing providers who have demonstrated exceptional care outcomes for our Medicare Advantage Network members. Despite healthcare delivery challenges this past year, these providers delivered superior evidenced-based care managing chronic diseases, offering preventive medical care and improving our members’ health outcomes,” said Dr. Angeline Brunetto, interim 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 25 BlueAdvantage PPOSM members.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.3 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.
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