Past Programs

The Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN) was a region-wide collaboration with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The goal of the program was to improve and better align the practices of 15,000+ clinicians for value-based reimbursement system reform …

In late 2017, Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions, Inc. was awarded a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to expand the evidence-based advance care planning program, Make a Plan, Share Plan. The project improved access to advance care planning services for all adults in the Upper Peninsula…

In 2016, the HRSA Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement program funded a 3 year project to implement an evidence-based quality improvement model that tested the efficacy of systemic changes on a specific set of quality metrics, using health information technology to track and report on quality and cost. The goal was to promote the development of an evidence-based culture and encourage the delivery of care that benefits from coordination among medical team members and provider entities in the primary care setting. Specific objectives centered on enhanced chronic disease management, with a focus on diabetes and cardiovascular disease…

In 2018, UPHCS was awarded a total of $65,000 in grant funding from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan – Investing in Upper Peninsula Health program, with $20,000 coming from a co-sponsorship provided by the Superior Health Foundation. The funding was used to launch an initiative to increase access and availability of diabetic retinopathy screenings for diabetic patients in the Western Upper Peninsula…