(FORT WORTH, Texas – Oct. 16, 2018) — Care N’ Care announced today that 28 of its affiliated physicians have achieved five-stars recognition for their outstanding quality performance in 2017. By achieving five stars, these physicians contributed to the overall star rating for Care N’ Care and, most importantly, strongly reflect the commitment its physicians and members have to maintaining good health through health screenings and appropriate care management.
Each year Care N’ Care identifies a select number of clinical measures to monitor over the coming calendar year. These metrics are some of the same used in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service’s Five-Star Quality Rating System program, which strives to objectively measure all Medicare Advantage plans nationwide. For calendar year 2017, the eight metrics monitored by Care N’ Care were colorectal cancer screening, breast cancer screening, BMI measurement, eye exams for diabetics, HbA1c control for diabetics, kidney disease monitoring for diabetics, osteoporosis management in women with a fracture and rheumatoid arthritis management.
“As part of this program, Care N’ Care members are encouraged to contact their primary care physician to be sure they receive appropriate screenings throughout the year,” said Care N’ Care CEO Wendy Karsten. “We also work with the physician offices to obtain claims data and/or medical records for our review. That makes this truly a collaborative effort, meaning that it is not just the physicians but their office staffs and our members whom we honor with the five-star performance.”
Among the physicians honored by Care N’ Care is Carlos Alberto Japas, M.D., an internist in Burleson and part of Texas Health Resources who achieved this high accolade for the second consecutive year. “Achieving this milestone in back-to-back years is a rare and treasured distinction,” said Karsten. “We applaud Dr. Japas, along with his other outstanding colleagues, for their ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care and for helping our members live life to their fullest.”
The physicians honored by Care N’ Care for 2017 performance are: John Bailey, M.D.; Reda Bestawrous, M.D.; Hamid Burney, M.D.; Charles Calvert, D.O.; Carleo Capili, M.D.; David Deems, M.D.; Robert Duhaney, M.D.; Theresa Eichenwald, M.D.; Vernon Ellis, M.D.; Ehab Hanna, M.D.; Dwight Hines II, M.D.; Carlos Japas, M.D.; Anila Khan, M.D.; Anna Lee, M.D.; Samuel Lee, D.O.; Mark Lindemann, D.O.; Nilda Lopez, M.D.; Shilpi Mittal, M.D.; Sohail Parekh, M.D.; Steven Ross, D.O.; Salma Saiger, M.D.; Bibi Sattar, D.O.; Brady Simonak, D.O.; Mary Snellings, M.D.; Larry Stubblefield, D.O.; David Tietze, M.D.; Mary Ward, D.O.; and John Wills, M.D.
Care N’ Care is a local Medicare Advantage health plan providing North Texas Medicare beneficiaries in Tarrant, Johnson, Dallas, Collin, Denton, Rockwall and parts of Parker counties affordable alternatives that improve and simplify Medicare coverage. With both PPO and HMO health plans, Care N’ Care offers all of the traditional benefits included in original Medicare plus additional benefits and services, including a personal Healthcare Concierge to serve as the single point of contact and trusted partner throughout the member’s healthcare experience. For more information about Care N’ Care and its Medicare Advantage health plans, call 877-665-2622 (TTY 711), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week; or visit cnchealthplan.com.
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