Reducing excessive imaging in the emergency room can save millions, per CQI study

A new study, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, found that Michigan hospitals could avoid more than $3.8 million annually simply by reducing the amount of low-value imaging tests performed in the emergency room. For the study, physicians examined data from more than 1 million emergency visits from 16 Michigan hospitals. The data is […]

An Inside Look at the Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan recently announced the launch of a new program in partnership with University of Michigan’s Health System called the Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative (MEDIC). Here to explain how this newly implemented system will improve the quality of care for people across Michigan is Keith Kocher, MD, an assistant professor in the […]