SOURCE: ConcertoHealth

ConcertoHealth

December 08, 2015 09:05 ET

ConcertoHealth Taps Three Executives for Michigan Expansion Team: Dave Tigue, President; Dr. Robert Levine and Dr. Bobby Lee, Regional Medical Directors

Leadership Hires Timed With Introduction of New Care Model for Complex Medical Needs, Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries; Four Care Centers Serving Detroit

DETROIT, MI--(Marketwired - Dec 8, 2015) - ConcertoHealth today announced the appointments of Dave Tigue as president of its Michigan operations, Dr. Robert Levine and Dr. Bobby Lee as Michigan regional medical directors, clinical operations.

The appointments were made as the company recently opened three additional Care Centers in the greater Detroit area. ConcertoHealth now operates four Care Center clinics in metropolitan Detroit.

"Tigue is an authority on innovative clinical provider services to Medicare, Medicaid and Dual Health Plans with expertise in improving clinical quality and outcomes for the complex needs patient population," said Michael Carson, ConcertoHealth Chief Operating Officer. "Dr. Levine brings decades of medical director, clinical and private practice experience. Dr. Lee has extensive experience and thought leadership in hospital medicine, geriatrics and palliative care. The team's combined expertise is a significant asset to our growth in Michigan, especially during this growth phase."

ConcertoHealth has more than a decade of experience caring for the Medicare, Medicaid, frail and complex medical needs patients. By merging social work with care management, clinical services, and complex disease management, ConcertoHealth ensures patients and their families receive the individualized support they need to improve health outcomes. The company provides Care Centers for patients who can get to a clinic, in-home care for those who can't, and its hospital- and field-based care teams provide for those in-hospital, in a nursing home, or any post-acute setting.

The company gained a deep understanding of the complexities involved with healthcare delivery and financial risk management of this patient population as both a Medicare Advantage health plan and as a care provider. It was the success of ConcertoHealth's model that led to the company's selection by the State of Michigan Duals Demonstration Medicare-Medicaid Plan program.

ConcertoHealth integrates clinical care with social services to ensure patients and their families receive the individualized support they need to improve health outcomes.

"The ConcertoHealth model provides improved access to healthcare for patients who can get to a clinic, in-home care for those who can't, and field-based care teams for those in any other health care setting, from hospitals to nursing homes," said Tigue. "It's an exciting time to join the ConcertoHealth team. We're changing the face of healthcare, particularly for an often neglected population." 

"ConcertoHealth delivers on improving access to primary care services with medical centers in the communities it serves," said Dr. Levine. "This is the solution for improving patient outcomes -- addressing both the social and economic realities that are faced in particular by dual-eligible patients." 

"Our approach is that a patient is more than a compilation of symptoms or illnesses, but rather the result of history, culture, lifestyle, living conditions and more," said Dr. Lee. "ConcertoHealth takes into account all aspects of a patient's life and it's an honor to be a part of this innovative, overarching care model." 

About David Tigue
David W. Tigue has more than 15 years overseeing provider services for complex medical needs or dual-eligible populations. He joined Concerto from Optum, where as senior vice president of operations he ran both their Institutional Special Needs Plan (ISNP) and Community clinical provider field operations for high-risk populations in Michigan and Illinois. Previously, Tigue was regional vice president of operations for Inspiris (purchased by Optum) which focused on the high-risk, high-utilization community and nursing home populations for Health Plan payers. He also spent 14 years in various leadership roles at Fresenius Medical Care (FMC), the largest dialysis provider in the world, including serving as chief operating officer for FMC subsidiary, Renaissance Health Care.

About Robert C. Levine, MD
Dr. Robert C. Levine brings decades of experience in the field of medicine ranging from private practice in family medicine, medical director positions as well as clinical instructor experience in family medicine. He was previously the medical director at Blue Care Network and the former chief medical officer for The Wellness Plan Medical Centers in Detroit. He was also in private practice for 15 years and was the chair of The Department of Family Medicine at the Detroit Medical Center. Prior, he was a clinical instructor in family medicine at St. John Hospital and served as a full time hospitalist there as well as at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and Providence Hospital in Southfield. 

About Bobby Lee, MD
Dr. Bobby Lee has extensive experience in the management of healthcare delivery to high-risk patients. He joined Concerto from Oakwood Inpatient Associates in Dearborn, Michigan, where he was Chair of Hospital Medicine and Medical Director handling both clinical and administrative duties. He also served as Medical Director of the Regency of Canton Care Center in Canton, Michigan. He was a member of the CEO Advisory Council on Physician Integration with Oakwood Physicians, Integrated. He also served on Oakwood's Physician Practice Executive Council while in Dearborn, Michigan. Previously he was Director of Research for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Oakwood Healthcare System where he was an Associate Program Director. 

About ConcertoHealth
ConcertoHealth Inc. has more than a decade of experience caring for the Medicare, Medicaid, frail and complex medical needs patient populations. The company addresses critical vulnerabilities for patients and health plans alike: expanded access to personalized primary care, chronic condition management and coordination of transitions between care settings. Through its ConcertoHealth Care Centers, the company provides healthcare services where and when they're needed, delivering primary care and care coordination regardless the location - be it clinic, home, hospital or post-acute settings. The company is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit www.concertohealthcare.com.

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