PHP honored for contribution to Michigan residents’ health

MaryAnne Sesti, PHP Government Programs Administrator, Gary Gonzales, Director of Network Services, and Irene Gonzalez, Quality Improvement Specialist

Published: Sept. 27, 2012

Physicians Health Plan (PHP) has received special recognition for its work to improve services and care, specifically for Michigan's Medicaid population.

The Pinnacle Award for Best Operational Performance, presented by the Michigan Association of Health Plans, is for PHP's Triple Aim Incentive Plan (TAIP). Through TAIP, Physicians Health Plan works with primary care providers to improve disease prevention and management, enhance the Patient care experience, and track efficiency.

"Receiving this award reaffirms our belief in innovation. We are committed to providing primary care Physicians with resources where they're needed," said Scott Wilkerson, President & CEO, Physicians Health Plan. "We intend to use this as a springboard to develop more programs, broadening our collaborative work with Physicians and their Patients, to transform healthcare here in Michigan."

PHP Board Chair MaryLee Davis, Ph.D., noted: "Our commitment to quality services, reflected in programs such as this, directly leads to improved health for people in our communities."

The awards were judged by a panel of health care experts, lawmakers, and news media and presented at a recent reception hosted by the Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP). MAHP serves as an industry voice for health care plans covering more than 2.4 million Michigan residents.

PHP is a Sparrow affiliate and has been recognized as one of Michigan's best health plan for customer service. It has also been ranked as one of the nation's best health care plans by an industry quality assurance organization. The plan provides high-quality health care coverage to more than 70,000 members and 400 employers across Michigan.