FAQ

Can any trauma center join MTQIP?

MTQIP membership is open to all American College of Surgeons Level I and II verified adult trauma centers in Michigan.

How much does it cost to become a member?

At this time, MTQIP does not require a fee to participate thanks to generous support provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network of Michigan.

How long does it take to get started?

Centers are asked to sign agreements for data use and remote validation. This usually takes 2-3 months.

How is the program modeled?

Data analysis is similar to ACS-TQIP. Risk adjustment modeling will be developed based on the actual data for each report period. Covariates in the mortality model typically include mechanism of injury, ISS, age, GCS, chest AIS, abdominal AIS, and transfer status. Morbidity is more difficult and requires more data to create specific groupings.

What are the hospital requirements for participating?

MTQIP members participate validation visits, submit timely data and PI reports, collaborate via multi-disciplinary (trauma director, trauma program manager and registrar) meeting participation, and maintain membership in ACS-TQIP. P4P payment as part of BCBSM Value Partnerships program are based on a center’s MTQIP participation and performance as measured by the hospital performance index aggregated with the performance indices of all of the other hospital based CQI’s that a center participates in. The hospital performance index measures are determined yearly by the collaborative.

When can my hospital expect to receive the annual payment from BCBSM and BCN for participating in MTQIP?

BCBSM and BCN sends hospital administration the annual payment every June. Hospital administration and the designated representatives from each trauma program also receive a letter explaining the BCBSM and BCN CQI payment structure.