2017 Value Partnerships Annual Report
Read about the progress the Value Partnerships program made in 2017. (PDF)
News and Releases
Approving Bariatric Surgery at Lower BMI May Improve Patient Outcomes
July 26, 2017 by Kara Gavin
As more Americans turn to bariatric surgery for weight loss, a new study suggests they may not want to wait until their BMI exceeds 40 to reap the biggest benefits.
M Health Lab
More Physicians in More Counties Earn Patient-Centered Medical Home Designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
July 11, 2017 by Debbie Reinheimer
DETROIT, July 11, 2017 – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and its provider partners once again lead the nation in the comprehensive, regional adoption of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of primary care, as 4,692 physicians in 1,709 practices have earned designation as patient-centered medical homes this year. In its ninth year of designation, […]
Cardiology quality collaborative celebrates 20 years of improvements
April 28, 2017 by Haley Otman
BMC2, established in 1997, is the longest-running Value Partnership in Michigan An effort to improve quality of care and outcomes for heart patients is marking two decades of statewide collaboration. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Cardiovascular Consortium, or BMC2, was created in 1997, and has since inspired additional initiatives in other specialty areas. The percutaneous […]
Study Shows Blue Cross Patient-Centered Medical Home Model Reduces Hospital and Emergency Center Use
April 24, 2017 by Debbie Reinheimer
DETROIT, April 24, 2017 – A study published this month in Health Services Research concludes that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Patient-Centered Medical Home program is successfully reducing hospital and emergency room use and spend, due to a heightened focus on managing care for people with chronic conditions. In Blue Cross’ Patient-Centered Medical Home […]
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Designates Record Number of Physician Practices as Patient-Centered Medical Homes
September 12, 2016
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
August 29, 2016 by Marschall Runge, Dean, School of Medicine, University of Michigan
To Fight Pneumonia Risk After Cardiac Surgery, Data Could Be the Weapon
July 25, 2016 by Shantell Kirkendoll
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
May 1, 2016 by David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS
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