Oncology collaborative adds ovarian cancer as a special focus

August 14, 2018

The Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium was launched in 2010 with the ambitious goal of improving the quality of cancer care provided to patients across the state of Michigan. As a result, over 90 percent of eligible Michigan oncologists participate to promote high-quality, effective, and cost-efficient care for cancer patients. Late last year, MOQC expanded its […]

Study: More people are receiving coronary revascularization under the Healthy Michigan Plan

April 4, 2018

Thanks to the rich amount of data available through the cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery CQIs, researchers at Michigan Medicine found that Michigan’s Medicaid expansion has helped more patients obtain needed heart surgery or angioplasty procedures. In addition, those newly insured with Medicaid had no increase in complications, length of stay or mortality. “Despite the concern […]

National summit aims to expand Collaborative Quality Initiative model to other states

November 7, 2017

Surgeons from California, Washington, South Carolina – even from the United Kingdom – travelled to Northern Michigan in early October to learn about Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Collaborative Quality Initiative model. Roughly 75 surgeons and health professionals gathered at an inaugural summit to share information and experiences, and inspire similar initiatives in other […]

Blue Cross CQIs Gaining National Attention

August 18, 2017

Since the cardiovascular consortium, the very first collaborative quality initiative, was launched in 1997, with funding from the BCBSM Foundation, Blue Cross has since launched more than 20 consortiums across areas of surgical and medical care, all looking at ways to improve safety, quality and processes for procedures that are high cost and have high […]

Patient-Centered Medical Home program shares successes on Capitol Hill

August 3, 2017

Blue Cross’s nationally recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home program is in the news again — this time, on Capitol Hill. About 100 members of Congress and their staffs learned about the PCMH program — and its significant impact from a cost and quality perspective — on July 10 when Dr. Jean Malouin, medical director, Value Partnerships, […]

Improving Surgical Skill Through Peer-to-Peer Coaching

November 29, 2016

It was early on a fall Friday morning, and as the sun twinkled through the brightly colored trees of the golf resort, the surgeons gathered their bags and went to the meeting room. They were not golfing that day. The bags contained laptops and notepads, not golf clubs. This group of about 30 surgeons were […]

I-MPACT CQI

June 15, 2016

This video talks about the I-MPACT CQI, focused on improving transitions of care for patients in the state of Michigan.

Does Design Thinking Have a Place in Health Care? This Initiative Says Yes.

May 23, 2016

How do we improve the health care process? In a laboratory? In an operating room? For a new CQI that’s working on improving the transition from hospital to home or hospital to subacute facility to home, the group began by gathering at the studio for the Stamps Master of Integrative Design (MDes) program at the […]

Value Partnerships Insight – Lessons Learned

January 5, 2016

Participating partners discuss some of the key lessons they’ve learned through the Value Partnerships programs. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit mutual insurance company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCBSM provides and administers health benefits to more than 4.4 million members residing in Michigan in addition […]

Value Partnerships Insight – Unique Qualities of the Program

January 5, 2016

Participating partners explain what makes Value Partnerships unique, and why those qualities are valuable. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit mutual insurance company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCBSM provides and administers health benefits to more than 4.4 million members residing in Michigan in addition to […]