Jen Canfield Joins Millennium in Naples
Jan. 10, 2015 – Millennium Physician Group is opening at new Naples location on January 15, 2015. Jen Canfield, ARNP, is currently accepting new patients, as well as same day appointments at her new office at 800 Goodlette Road in Naples, Florida.
Jen Canfield, ARNP, earned her Masters of Science degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She is a professional member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, the Florida Nurses Association and the Collier County Nurse Practitioner Council. Jen has been treating patients in the Naples community for over 20 years.
Millennium Expands Services in Venice
Jan. 6, 2015 – Millennium Physician Group is expanding in the Venice area with two new offices opening in early January. Millennium’s expansion into Venice now includes two primary care offices, one Walk-in Medical Center and a Lab Center.
Emily June, M.D., opened her new Millennium office on 1/5/15 and will be accepting new patients and same day appointments. Dr. June earned her doctorate degree at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. She completed her residency at the University of Vermont Family Medicine Residency in Colchester, Vermont. Dr. June is board certified in Family Medicine and is a professional member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has been treating patients in Southwest Florida for over 10 years.
Millennium’s Venice Walk-in Medical Center will open on Thursday, 1/8/15 at 9 a.m. The Center will treat minor illnesses and injuries, which provides a nice alternative to the local emergency department for local residents. Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center will soon be announcing their Saturday and Sunday hours. “Our goal is to be open seven days a week for our patients in the Venice area,” says Brandy Church, spokesperson for Millennium Physician Group. “We want our patients to be able to have access to a physician anytime that they need our assistance for an illness or injury.”
CMS Lists Millennium's ACO Amongst Success Stories
Sept. 18, 2014 – In an announcement from CMS on Tuesday, Millennium’s Accountable Care Organization was named one of the successful Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) for 2013. Only 53 ACOs out of 220 across the country were successful in achieving their quality goals AND generated enough savings to get over the CMS established minimum threshold. Millennium was one of them.
“This is a proud moment for the entire Millennium team,” says Brandy Church, spokesperson for Millennium Physician Group.
Millennium’s Accountable Care Organization is listed under CMS documents as ProCare Med, LLC. A name change was submitted earlier in the year and the ACO is now officially named Millennium Accountable Care Organization.
Millennium’s Accountable Care Organization focuses on delivering measurable quality healthcare for patients while also ensuring that this care is cost effective for patients.
Big Announcement Regarding Millennium's ACO
Sept 16, 2014 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued quality and financial performance results showing that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have improved patient care and produced hundreds of millions of dollars in savings for the program.
In addition to providing more Americans with access to quality, affordable health care, the Affordable Care Act encourages doctors, hospitals and other health care providers to work together to better coordinate care and keep people healthy rather than treat them when they are sick, which also helps to reduce health care costs. ACOs are one example of the innovative ways to improve care and reduce costs. In an ACO, providers who join these groups become eligible to share savings with Medicare when they deliver that care more efficiently.
ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) and Pioneer ACO Model generated over $372 million in total program savings for Medicare ACOs. The encouraging news comes from preliminary quality and financial results from the second year of performance for 23 Pioneer ACOs, and final results from the first year of performance for 220 Shared Savings Program ACOs.
MPG Earns National Recognition from NCQA
August 6, 2014 – Millennium Physician Group has received the highest recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). This recognition is directly linked to physician and staff dedication to patient care. Only 10 percent of primary care practices in the United States have achieved this recognition.
“We are proud of this recognition from NCQA,” says Geurt Peet, Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Physician Group. “Our team, our staff and our Providers have been working hard behind-the-scenes to ensure that our patients are at the center of our care and that we are actively improving the health care delivery process for our patients.”
NCQA recently announced that 21 of Millennium Physician Group’s 38 primary care offices from Sarasota to Naples have received recognition from the Patient-Centered Medical Home program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on coordinated care and long-term participative relationships.
“We expect to have all of our offices recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home,” says Peet. “Developing our PCMH program, as well as expanding our Accountable Care Organization, has been critical to changing the way patients receive their health care in a more positive and proactive manner.”
The patient-centered medical home is a model of care emphasizing care coordination and communication to transform primary care into “what patients want it to be”. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and improve patients’ and providers’ reported experiences of care.
The PCMH identifies practices that promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal clinicians, instead of treating patients care as the sum of several episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is tended to by clinician-led care teams, who provide for the patient’s health care needs and coordinate treatments across the health care system.
“The patient-centered medical home raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and partnerships between clinicians and patients,” says NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “PCMH Recognition shows that Millennium Physician Group has the tools, systems and resources to provide their patients with the right care at the right time.”
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