On behalf of the MVC Coordinating Center, I’d like to start by wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year! MVC had a stellar 2022 with a wide range of successful activities, all while continuing to support hospitals, physician organizations, and CQI partners.
Over the course of 2022, MVC welcomed three new members to the collaborative, distributed 21 push reports, grew its analytic offerings by adding pharmacy administrative claims as well as race and equity-related data sets, delivered 23 custom analytic requests, hosted 33 virtual workgroups across six focus areas, advanced both of its value coalition campaigns, and returned to in-person events for the first time since 2019. Additionally, a number of exciting improvements were made to the MVC registry: the creation of three new conditions (endocarditis, small bowel obstruction, and nephrectomy), new filters for patients with a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease or venous thromboembolism, and new comparison groups allowing member hospitals to compare their data to other general acute care hospitals or Critical Access Hospitals.
Additionally, a key MVC accomplishment in 2022 was achieving accreditation as a Qualified Entity (QE) through the Qualified Entity Certification Program (QECP), also known as the Medicare Data Sharing for Performance Measurement Program. As a QE, MVC was able to launch 20 new QE reports on the MVC registry, which give authorized users the ability to drill down into patient-level Medicare data, and recently released its first Qualified Entity Public Report following the completion of MVC’s QECP phase three application.
The Coordinating Center is excited for what’s to come in the new year, with MVC celebrating 10 tremendous years advancing its vision of more sustainable, high-value healthcare in Michigan. MVC looks forward to continuing this work and growth into 2023. There are a number of plans for the coming year that I am excited to share with you.
New Push Reports
A number of new reports will be added to MVC’s suite of reporting in 2023, focusing on topics such as transitions of care, health equity, and the revised Program Year (PY) 2024-2025 metrics of the MVC Component of the BCBSM Pay-for-Performance (P4P) Program. The Coordinating Center will work closely with members, the wider CQI community, and other stakeholders to ensure the continued distribution of novel and valuable reporting.
New and Returning MVC Workgroups
The Coordinating Center’s suite of peer-to-peer virtual workgroups will continue to provide a highly accessible online platform for hospital and PO leaders to come together, collaborate, and share practices. MVC will continue offering regular sessions focused on chronic disease management, diabetes, health equity, and health in action. In addition, MVC is looking to host collaborative learning communities for the PY 2024-2025 P4P value metric cohorts, such as the sites that selected cardiac rehabilitation.
Collaborative-Wide Meetings & Reimagined Engagement Events
The MVC team will continue to hold two flagship semi-annual collaborative-wide meetings. These will take place on Friday, May 19 at the VistaTech Center in Livonia and on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing. The MVC team also plans to test new approaches for peer networking to better support practice sharing, such as bringing together sites with similar patient populations and partnering with members to develop impact stories about their quality improvement efforts. Stay tuned for additional details.
The MVC Coordinating Center made an active effort in 2022 to help its partners measure the impact of their initiatives from an investment and value perspective. MVC’s expertise in this area and its strong relationships throughout the CQI portfolio led to the commission and completion of four ROI exercises last year with additional ROIs in progress in 2023. Similarly, MVC continues to offer its members the ability to request custom analyses using metrics, payers, and date ranges that they specify in order to better understand areas of opportunity. If you are interested in learning more, please submit a Custom Analytics Request and a member of the MVC team will follow up.
As we kick off 2023, I’d like to thank our hospital members, PO members, and CQI partners for their continued collaboration and support. We look forward to working with you throughout the coming year!