On June 1, 2012 a change occurred at Michigan Heart Group we became integrated with William Beaumont Hospital in the form of a Professional Services Agreement. Our signage will soon read Beaumont Michigan Heart Group, Beaumont Michigan Heart Rhythm Group and Beaumont Western Wayne Heart Group.
This professional agreement will integrate
some of the services that we provide with the hospital as well as some
of our operations including our outpatient testing and billing, but will
allow Michigan Heart Group to maintain operational control of the
practice. Management of these operations still occurs locally within
Michigan Heart Group. We have not experienced that these changes with
Beaumont have disrupted any of the services that you currently receive
from your physician.
We believe that with this
integration model, we will be best able to provide you with the high
quality of care that you have come to expect and deserve from our
practice. All of our physicians will continue practicing from their
current locations and your records will remain available to your
physician without any further actions taken on your part. This is
intended to be essentially a transparent change to you, the patient, in
terms of how your care is delivered. Such a change has been made
necessary after we have experienced years of progressive cuts in
insurance reimbursement while our fixed costs have steadily increased.
The status quo was no longer a viable option for the future.
will notice changes specific to billing. Beaumont will bill applicable
charges to your insurance. You will receive a billing statement from
Beaumont rather than from Michigan Heart Group. You may still call
Michigan Heart Group for billing inquiries however
questions/determinations will be advised and directed by Beaumont.
value your loyalty and trust that you have placed in our physicians and
staff over the past several years and we continue to look forward to
serving you in the future. As we indicated above, we believe that most
of these changes will be transparent to your healthcare needs. If you
have any questions, please contact our administrator, Darlene Nichols at
248-267-5050, select option 2.
Thank you for choosing
Michigan Heart Group, in affiliation with William Beaumont Hospital for
your healthcare services. We look forward to serving you now and in the
Very truly yours,
Beaumont Michigan Heart Group