Nephrology Members

Michigan Collaborative for Type 2 Diabetes brings together primary care, endocrinology, and nephrology teams to engage in statement collaborative quality improvement. Currently, 14 nephrology practices participate in the collaborative.
The MCT2D Kidney Initiative seeks to engage and empower medical providers and patients across the state of Michigan to support the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based strategies that will prevent and slow the progression of kidney disease.
Currently, 94 nephrologists in Michigan participate in MCT2D, representing 42% of nephrologists across the state. MCT2D has partnered with BCBSM to determine a model for attributing patients to nephrologists and over 8,000 patients represented in the MCT2D dashboards are currently attributed to one of our participating nephrologists.

MCT2D Nephrology Practices

Click on the icon in the top left corner of the map to open a directory list of our member nephrology practices. Clicking on an individual practice name will show you its address and the physicians who practice there.

MCT2D Nephrology Leadership

Michael Heung, MD, MS is a nephrologist at the University of Michigan, where he serves as the Associate Chief of Nephrology and chairs the nephrology quality improvement committee. Dr. Heung's primary clinical and research interests are in the areas of acute kidney injury (AKI) and critical care nephrology. As an investigator at the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (UM-KECC), he examines AKI measures and outcomes on multiple federally-funded projects.
Rajiv Saran, MD, MBBS, MS is a nephrologist at the University of Michigan, where he serves as the Florence E Bingham Research Professor of Nephrology, a Professor of Internal Medicine, U-M Medical School, and a Professor of Epidemiology, at the U-M School of Public Health. Dr. Saran is an internationally recognized expert in kidney disease research – specifically, in the area of kidney disease surveillance and epidemiology.
Julie Wright Nunes, MD, MPH is a nephrologist at the University of Michigan, where she serves as an an Associate Professor of nephrology. Dr. Wright Nunes' research focuses on optimizing patient kidney disease education and self-management across the continuum of care.

Download Value-Based Reimbursement (VBR) requirements

Participating practices and POs can download a one-page guide to value-based reimbursement (VBR) for the 2024-2025 year.
VBR 1-page PDF for NEW MCT2D nephrology sitesVBR 1-page PDF for existing MCT2D nephrology sites

Nephrology Initiatives


Increasing Urine Albumin Testing

The presence of albumin in the urine is a well-established risk factor for adverse outcomes, including kidney disease progression, yet it is often not assessed. We work with partners to address potential barriers to testing.

Prescribing of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists & SGLT2 inhibitors

New classes of medications have been shown to improve glucose control, decrease mortality, slow chronic kidney disease progression, and support weight loss.

Nephrology Related MCT2D Webinars

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