|By PR Newswire||
|February 18, 2014 12:09 PM EST||
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Managed Health Services (MHS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), in collaboration with the Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare, presented its 6th Annual Summit Award to Michael A. Krueger, MD, a family practice physician at Affinity Medical Group in Appleton, Wis.
The award acknowledges healthcare professionals for providing exemplary care and clinical excellence to MHS members throughout Wisconsin. A single award is presented annually.
"Managed Health Services is committed to recognizing Wisconsin healthcare professionals for the excellent care they provide to our members," said Robert Lyon, MD, chief medical officer for Managed Health Services. "We are pleased to recognize Dr. Krueger for the ongoing contributions he makes to improve the care, quality and long-term health outcomes of our members."
Winners of the annual Summit Award demonstrate superior performance in:
- follow-up care after emergency room visits.
- routine preventive and well-care services for both adults and children.
- establishing a "medical home" for new enrollees by promoting the member-primary-care physician relationship. In the medical home model, each person has a primary care provider, who manages all health care throughout the patient's life.
Dr. Krueger is the second healthcare provider from Affinity Health System to receive a Summit Award. Sandra Zernzach, APNP, of Affinity Medical Group in Oshkosh, Wis., was the recipient of the 4th Annual Summit Award.
Dr. Krueger received his award in a ceremony Feb. 14.
About Managed Health Services
Managed Health Services, founded in 1984, is an HMO that provides coverage for Wisconsin beneficiaries in BadgerCare Plus, SSI and Medicare Advantage. MHS' Medicaid plan is accredited through the NCQA. MHS, through its parent company, Centene, also offers specialty services including behavioral health, life and health management, managed vision, telehealth services and pharmacy benefits management. For more information, visit www.mhswi.com.
About The Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare
The Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare is a non-profit, private foundation dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare in the United States. The Foundation serves as a resource to identify and support innovative approaches to improving and increasing the quality of and access to healthcare for low-income individuals and families. This is accomplished through an inspired philanthropic giving plan that seeks to promote efforts and activities that identify and address core causes of unequal access and treatment in healthcare. For more information, visit www.centenefoundation.org.
SOURCE Managed Health Services