MISHC News - July 2023

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An archive of MISHC newsletters is now available on mishc.org. Visit the “News and Events” page and click “Newsletters” to read previously published issues.

MISHC held its Collaborative Webinar on June 28th at 6 pm. Attendees discussed proposed new VBR measures. The MISHC Coordinating Center wrote a proposal based on the outcome of these discussions for review and approval by BCBSM. We will share the plan with you upon finalization.

Also, during the meeting, Henry Ford Health's Dr. Jennifer Cowger presented "Patient Heart Failure Optimization before Edge-to-Edge Repair," and Dr. Dee Dee Wang shared the pre-recorded talk, "Diagnostic Imaging to Evaluate TEER Therapy for Heart Failure Patients." Dr. Neal Duggal of Michigan Medicine, shared "Intraprocedural TEER Imaging: 3D TEE Considerations." All three talks are on the MISHC YouTube channel. We encourage you to share these presentations with your colleagues. 

The MISHC Coordinator/Abstractor Meeting was held on July 25th from 10 am – 11 am. Sheryl Fielding shared information on report attestation. Attendees also shared and discussed the progress of quality projects at their sites.

The MISHC Coordinator/Abstractor Meeting will be held on Friday, November 10th from 10 am – 3 pm in the Dome at Arbor Lakes, Ann Arbor. The MISHC Collaborative Meeting - combined with the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (MSTCVS) Collaborative Meeting – will be held on Saturday, November 11th from 9 am – 12 pm at the VistaTech Center at Schoolcraft College. Registration and details will follow soon!