The Michigan Value Collaborative distributes a quarterly newsletter to highlight recent MVC events, reporting, partnerships, and member activity. The final newsletter of 2023 was emailed to subscribers this week and summarizes activities and accomplishments from Q4. First and foremost, the Coordinating Center is grateful to its members for their partnership throughout 2023 - MVC's 10th year in operation as a value-based Collaborative Quality Initiative. This was a special year for the MVC team as we celebrated key successes from the last decade (Figure 1). MVC also celebrated a new addition to the Coordinating Center team in Q4, with MVC Engagement Manager Jessica Souva joining in October (Figure 2).
The Q4 newsletter included summary highlights from MVC's fall collaborative-wide meeting, which was held Oct. 20 in Lansing with the theme of "high-value care for all." This newsletter edition also highlighted important updates to MVC's strategy, which were informed by member insights and strategic planning activities over the past year. The resulting revised strategic framework will shape MVC's priorities and activities in 2024 and beyond.
Another key focus of the Q4 newsletter was the release of MVC's Program Year 2024 Engagement Point Menu, available here. Hospitals may earn up to two MVC P4P engagement points toward their PY24 scorecard by mixing and matching the included offerings. MVC hosted an Engagement Point Menu Webinar to introduce this menu and answer questions in November 2023. The webinar recording can be accessed here. In addition, MVC developed a Frequently Asked Questions guide available here.
The Q4 newsletter highlighted a large portfolio of reports and activities completed by MVC staff from October through December. MVC prepared several refreshed hospital-level push reports that were then shared with hospital and physician organization members via their unique Dropbox folders, including refreshed versions of MVC's preoperating testing, sepsis, common condition, and chronic disease management reports. Additionally, MVC and MUSIC worked together on a pair of value-based improvement exercises to assess the impact of MUSIC initiatives on opioid prescription use. One of these exercises focused on the impact of MUSIC's ROCKs initiative on opioid spending following kidney stone surgery, and a second focused on the impact of MUSIC's Michigan Pain-control Optimization Pathway (MPOP) initiative on opioid spending following prostate surgery. MVC also partnered with BMC2, HBOM, and Trinity Health Ann Arbor to co-host the Michigan Cardiac Rehab Network Fall 2023 Stakeholder Meeting in November, during which the new MiCR website and other cardiac rehab resources were announced.
In January, BCBSM will be conducting its 2024 CQI Coordinating Center Survey, which provides an opportunity for members to evaluate the MVC Coordinating Center staff. We value your feedback and thank you in advance for your participation. The MVC Coordinating Center looks forward to continuing its work in 2024 and wishes everyone a happy holiday season and new year!