BMC2 July Meeting Summaries

A man uses a laptop to view data in a brightly-lit environment.

The BMC2 VS Annual Coordinator Webinar was held on June 14th from 10 am – 12 pm. Dr. Michael Boros, with Munson Medical Center, presented on Limb Ischemia. You can view this presentation on our YouTube channel. 

During the meeting, coordinators asked if there was an easier way to enter the procedure date and time in REDCap. You will find these instructions added to the data dictionaries posted on the website.

Performance Snapshot Reports will be distributed via email in August.

The BMC2 PCI Coordinator Webinar was held on July 13th from 10 am – 11 am. Participants heard an overview of Peer Review Phase 2023B. The focus of the review is in-stent restenosis and stent thrombosis. Coordinators are to upload 3 cases by August 4th. Physicians will review 6 cases between August 28th and September 25th. Internal reviews are due by October 27th. 

Special reports for readmission and cardiac rehab utilization are now posted on the password-protected side of You will also find 1- and 3-year risk-adjusted reports and the 2023A peer review. Commencing with Q1 2023 reports (July/August 2023,) PCI and EPCI data will be combined, and data will be reported as rolling 4 quarters.

BMC2 participants gathered to discuss PCI and Vascular Surgery 2024 P4P goals this month. During a July 11th meeting, members of our PCI registry supported keeping the IVUS/OCT goal and proposing the composite outcomes and process measure as a new goal to BCBSM, with a cardiac rehab or ACE/ARB goal as a possible second measure.

On July 20th, BMC2 Vascular Surgery participants supported keeping the goal of EVAR 1-year surveillance imaging at >80%. Participants also supported adding 2/3 smoking cessation interventions initiated with a goal of ≥25%, duplex ultrasound before asymptomatic CEA at ≥90%, and vein mapping before elective lower extremity open bypass at >50%.

BMC2 will notify sites about final plans once BCBSM reviews our proposals, provides feedback, and approves new measures. Thank you for engaging in this discussion with us. Your input is invaluable as we work together to improve quality of care and outcomes for patients in Michigan.

The Vascular Surgery Physician Meeting was held on Thursday, July 20th from 6 pm – 7:30 pm. In addition to discussing the 2024 P4P goals which are outlined above, Dr. Chloe Powell, from Michigan Medicine, presented on direct and indirect effects of race and socioeconomic deprivation on outcomes following lower extremity bypass. Matthias Kirch, with MSHIELD, presented on anti-racism data.

A pdf of this slide deck is posted on the password-protected side of Coordinators can access the password-protected site by going to, clicking on member login in the top right corner, and then scrolling down to the “former website” link.