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Ewa Matuszewski among healthcare leader panelists examining factors that contributed to practices’ success in a pandemic

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

Rochester, Mich. – July 27, 2020 – Ewa Matuszewski, CEO of MedNetOne Health Solutions (MedNetOne)—a health care management organization offering infrastructure, clinical and technology services to nearly 1,000 private practice physicians and other independent care providers including behavioral health specialists—participated on a panel of healthcare leaders hosted by the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) as part of its July webinar, The Secret Sauce: How Some Primary Care Practices Are Surviving COVID-19.  PCC is a non-profit organization focused on primary care and the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

Matuszewski has been in the trenches with her primary care practice members as they struggle with financial issues, staff layoffs, insufficient personal protection equipment (PPE) and other COVID-19 issues threatening a practice’s viability.

“The Ides of March, March the 15th, will always be the defining date where we discovered our practices were being challenged because of the lack of PPE,” Matuszewski said. “They were already changing their non-emergent visits, and we were finding things were changing radically in our community.”

As a result, MedNetOne developed its own COVID-19 response team to take a proactive approach to meeting the needs of its members and their patients.  The team worked on providing PPE packages to physicians and patient populations (which ultimately involved obtaining import licenses), created a dashboard analyzing trends and locations, deployed CARE teams to do follow up outreach to patients and their caregivers, and introduced a back-to-work playbook and best practices training video that provided steps to safe office re-openings.

In addition to Matuszewski, the panel included Adetutu Adetona, MD, Owner and President, Lansingburgh Family Practice P.C.; John Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP, President and CEO, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP); and Karolina Skrzypek, MD, Medical Director in Provider Engagement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The session was moderated by Julie Schilz, BSN, MBA, Senior Director, Commercial Health Innovation, Mathematica.  To view the complete webinar, visit PCC’s website or YouTube.  

About the Primary Care Collaborative

Founded in 2006, the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) is a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder membership organization dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home. Representing a broad group of public and private organizations, the PCC’s mission is to unify and engage diverse stakeholders in promoting policies and sharing best practices that support growth of high-performing primary care and achieve the “Quadruple Aim”: better care, better health, lower costs, and greater joy for clinicians and staff in delivery of care. For more information, visit https://www.pcpcc.org/.

About MedNetOne Health Solutions

Based in Rochester, Mich., MedNetOne Health Solutions is a leader in advancing the development and implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and advanced primary care. Its physician/provider members are focused on fully integrated, population-based, patient-centric practices that enhance patient outcomes and meet government healthcare reform mandates. Learn more here.