Collaboration creates guidelines to avoid unnecessary testing on prostate cancer patients

Bone and CT scans can tell us if a patient’s prostate cancer has spread beyond the prostate and into surrounding bone or tissue. However, the scans themselves are expensive, and expose patients to harmful radiation. The scans often result in false positives, which lead to additional expensive and sometimes painful procedures. But most importantly, the […]

Blue Cross Helps Make Michigan One of the Safest States for Prostate Biopsies

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men after skin cancer—it’s estimated that there will be more than 220,000 new cases this year and more than two million men in the U.S. are prostate cancer survivors. But there is some good news: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Urological Surgery […]

Michigan Collaborative Recognized for Advancing Prostate Cancer Care

The Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC) recently earned a Best of Blue Clinical Distinction Award from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.  MUSIC was selected from more than 30 entries from Blues plans across the nation to receive the top honor for clinical programs that improve quality and outcomes. The collaborative has achieved meaningful […]