Quality - BCBSM CQI Information

What are BCBSM Collaborative Quality Initiatives (CQI)?

  • Organizations that are developed and administered by providers and hospital partners, and funded in part, by BCBS of Michigan
  • Support continuous quality improvement and the development of best practices
  • Leverage multicenter data registries
  • Track performance and provide incentives
  • Focus on reduction of errors, prevention of complications, and improvement of patient outcomes

The Anesthesiology Performance Improvement and Reporting Exchange (ASPIRE)

  • Anesthesiology quality improvement group
  • Goal is to study unexplained variation in practice and determine best practices for anesthesia providers
  • Established with support of BCBSM and other funding sources
  • Governed by the ASPIRE Quality Committee which consists of members of each institution
  • Built on infrastructure of the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group (MPOG)

What does ASPIRE do?

  • Collaboration through monthly Quality Committee meetings (tele-conference)
  • Three in-person meetings
    1. Combined meeting with the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC)
    2. ASPIRE only meeting
    3. MPOG Annual retreat before the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual meeting
  • Quality Measure Dashboard
  • Individual Provider Feedback

For more information on the BCBSM Collaborative Quality Initiatives, visit the Value Partnerships website