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Meridian Advantage Plan of Michigan Earns Pinnacle Award

DETROIT, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP) presented Meridian Advantage Plan of Michigan (HMO SNP) with a Pinnacle Award for Best Practices during an awards ceremony on Sept. 18 at The Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich.

Meridian Advantage Plan of Michigan's submission, entitled "Integrated Information for Integrated Care," earned the honor in the Care Management for Medicare Populations-Special Needs category. This is the first Pinnacle Award for the Medicare health plan.

"The award reflects effort across all departments," said Diane Lecerf, Director of Quality Improvement for Meridian Advantage Plan of Michigan. "Especially the work of the Information Systems team to design and implement integrated information support for care management within our Managed Care System, our proprietary in-house data management software."

The MAHP Pinnacle Awards for Best Practices honors pioneering changes and initiatives for measurable quality improvement among managed care plans in Michigan.

MAHP is an industry voice for 15 health plans, covering over 2.4 million Michigan residents, and 60 healthcare businesses. Its mission is to provide leadership for the promotion and advocacy of high quality, affordable, accessible health care for the citizens of Michigan.

Meridian Advantage Plan of Michigan is a Medicare Advantage Plan dedicated to continuously improving the quality of care in a low resource environment. Meridian Advantage Plan of Michigan was established in 2011 and is an affiliate of Meridian Health Plan, a physician-owned and physician-operated group of health plans and related companies based in Detroit. For more information, visit

SOURCE Meridian Advantage Plan of Michigan (HMO SNP)