The MSTCVS Quality Collaborative has initiated a pilot program to add general thoracic surgery data to the MSTCVS data warehouse. General thoracic surgery data will be reviewed twice annually at MSTCVS Quality Collaborative February and Summer meetings.

BCBSM funding for the general thoracic surgery pilot sites will be based on annual volume of lobectomy, pneumonectomy and esophagectomy procedures.

Participating sites work closely with the Coordinating Center to develop a Quality Improvement (QI) Agenda for the General Thoracic Surgery portion of the MSTCVS Quality Collaborative program using the aggregate Michigan data.

Contact the MSTCVS coordinating center for more information.