MedNetOne Health Solutions announces clinical director and project manager for new High Intensity Care Management model

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Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466, barbara@eafocus.com

Rochester, Mich. – Nov. 12, 2014 – MedNetOne Health Solutions (MNOHS), a Michigan-based healthcare management organization serving the infrastructure and clinical support needs of private practice physicians and behavioral health specialists, announces Maureen Murphy, FNP – BC, has joined the organization as Director of Field Care Management Clinicians for the High Intensity Care Management (HICM) model and Lauren Yaroch, RN, has joined the organization as the HICM Project Manager.

MedNetOne Health Solutions is the leading participant in HICM, which was launched Oct. 1 by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). Started by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at the national level, the HICM model is designed to offer team based health care, with a primary care physician in the lead, to select Medicare Advantage patients in the region who have at least six of 14 chronic condition diagnoses (co-morbidities).

In her new role as Director of Field Care Management Clinicians, Murphy oversees the implementation and ongoing activities of the HICM model in more than 80 MNOHS member physician practices.

Prior to joining MNOHS, Murphy worked for Henry Ford Health System as a clinical supervisor for the Children’s Health Project of Detroit Mobile Medical Unit. Before Henry Ford, she was employed with St. Johns Hospital as a floor nurse and specialized in the area of adult/elderly chronic health conditions. Other clinical experience includes serving as district school nurse/health care coordinator for Detroit Edison Public School Academy and as a labor and delivery nurse at Hutzel Hospital.

Murphy holds a Master of Science degree in nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) and Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, both from the University of Detroit Mercy. In 2013, she received the Loretta Ford Nurse Practitioner Award from the University of Detroit Mercy for exemplifying the mission of the McAuley School of Nursing through excellence in academics, leadership in clinical practice and community service. Murphy has written and received numerous grants from the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH). She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners and is a frequent public speaker.

“Oversight of the High Intensity Care Management model requires high level clinical, communication and coordination skills. Maureen Murphy possesses not only these skills but the experience needed to ensure HICM goes smoothly as it is integrated as a sustainable model into multiple primary care practices,” Ewa Matuszewski, CEO of MedNetOne Health Solutions said.

In her role as HICM Project Manager, Lauren Yaroch coordinates clinical activities for HICM and participating MNOHS member physician practices. Prior to joining MNOHS, Yaroch worked for Botsford Hospital Center as a Registered Nurse in the Trauma Center/Emergency Department and as a nurse technician in the medical-surgical unit. She received her nursing degree in Applied Science from Henry Ford College and also completed the nursing assistant program at the Cadillac Technical Center in Cadillac, Mich. She holds certifications in basic life support and advanced cardiac life support.

About MedNetOne Health Solutions:
MedNetOne Health Solutions (MNOHS), a leader in advancing the development and implementation of the Patient-Centered Medial Home (PCMH), is a health care management organization for primary and specialty care physicians and behavioral health specialists that provides administrative infrastructure and clinical support and programming to develop and sustain high performing, patient-centric practices while meeting government healthcare reform mandates. Learn more at http://www.mednetone.net.

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