California-based ConcertoHealth, a national company that provides health care services to patients on Medicare or Medicaid, has expanded with the opening of three more care centers in metro Detroit, creating 200 new jobs in the area.
"Our care model delivers individualized clinic services for those who can get to one of our care centers, and in-home services for those who can't,” says Dave Tigue, president of Concerto of Michigan. “We have field-based care teams that follow our members through any other healthcare setting, from hospitals to nursing homes to rehab.”
The four care centers are located in Allen Park, Center Line, and two in Detroit. Tigue says ConcertoHealth integrates social services with its clinical care. The centers are staffed by physicians, nurses, social workers, medical assistants, and pharmacy staff, and offer social and community services support, patient outreach, and health education.
Other services include in-home care for non-ambulatory patients, management of transitions between care settings, chronic disease management, and comprehensive preventive screenings.”
“By having fully employed providers that can serve our members in any of those settings, we overcome the inherent risks of transitions between settings and continuity of care," Tigue says.
He says patients with complex medical needs or dual-eligible status represent about 20 percent of the U.S. Medicare population and in Michigan total more than 290,000 people.
Concerto's care centers are located in Detroit, at 7430 2nd Ave. and 15560 Joy Rd.; Allen Park, 15606 Southfield Rd.; and Center Line, 25373 Van Dyke Ave.