2016 Value Partnerships Annual Report

Read about the progress the Value Partnerships program made in 2016.  (PDF)

News and Releases

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Value Partnerships Program Has Transformed the State’s Health Care Landscape, Saved $1.4 Billion
Over the last 10 years, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, together with hospitals, physicians and care providers across the state, have collaboratively improved clinical quality, efficiency and health outcomes, saved lives and directly prevented $1.4 billion in health expenses.
Public Reporting Is a Judgment Call
In mid-July, the investigative journalism group ProPublica unveiled an online "Surgeon Scorecard." While it may be easy to criticize the ProPublica data and methods, the harder and more appropriate question is: What is a better alternative? We would start by asking the purpose of measuring in the first place. In the case of ProPublica's scorecard approach, it appears that the primary purpose is to judge – to determine whether one surgeon is better than another on a limited set of outcomes for a particular procedure. A better alternative, in our view, is measuring to improve.
US News and World Report HEALTH blog
Michigan Continues to Lead Nation in Patient-Centered Health Care, Thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Patient-Centered Medical Home Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and University of Michigan Health System launch initiative to improve emergency care quality statewide
Research shows Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan program improves health care quality, lowers cost
Cancer screening rates improve, disparities shrink for patients with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PCMH doctors
New statewide initiative to evaluate and improve genetic testing
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan launches statewide quality initiative to improve anesthesiology processes, reduce complications and improve outcomes
How a culture of collaboration, HIT can lead to quality care
EHR Intelligence
Blue Cross-led quality initiative saves $597M over 5 years
Crains Detroit
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