2015 Partners in Health Care Report

Read about the progress the Value Partnerships program made in 2015.  (PDF)

News and Releases

CMS Approves Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Medical Home Model for the Medicare Quality Payment Program
Mi Blues Perspectives
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Designates Record Number of Physician Practices as Patient-Centered Medical Homes
For the eighth consecutive year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and its physician partners are leading the nation in advancing the patient-centered medical home model of care, as 1,638 practices, comprised of 4,534 physicians, have earned designation as patient-centered medical homes.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Curing health care with a dose of big data and common sense
The Conversation
To Fight Pneumonia Risk After Cardiac Surgery, Data Could Be the Weapon
Data from Cardiothoracic Surgery quality initiative yields findings on how to prevent post-operative pneumonia.
University of Michigan Health System
Looking Forward – American College of Surgeons
In March...I had the opportunity to learn about the impressive work carried out at the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI), the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Collaborative Quality Initiatives (BCBSM CQI) program, and the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC). These programs, which all work together, exemplify the type of synergistic efforts that will shape health policy moving forward. As the nation seeks to implement a patient-centered health care system that emphasizes quality, safety, and cost controls, it will become increasingly necessary for surgeons and their institutions to participate in collaborative quality improvement activities.
American College of Surgeons April 2016 Bulletin
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan recognizes 17 hospitals for high quality and cost-efficiency in cardiac care
Mining a deep vein of data, researchers make key findings on IV device use
Research from Hospital Medicine Safety quality collaboration reveals wide variation in PICC line usage and complications.
University of Michigan Health System
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan recognizes 63 hospitals statewide for delivering high-quality, affordable maternity care
Better Value in Health Care Requires Focusing on Outcomes
This philosophy underlies a remarkable collaboration between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBS Michigan), the state’s largest commercial payor, and a collection of public and private providers in the state. These “Collaborative Quality Initiatives (CQIs),” financially supported by BCBS of Michigan, focus on state-wide outcome measurement for particular medical conditions or procedures coupled with frequent in-person discussions among would-be competitors to understand variations in practice and performance and to debate how best to improve outcomes.
Harvard Business Review
New program teams pharmacists with primary care doctors to help patients with medications
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