BCBSM Provides $5 Million to Expand MHA Keystone Center’s Safety/Quality Efforts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) will provide $5 million through 2024 to expand the MHA Keystone Center’s quality and safety improvement programs.

The funds will directly benefit the state’s communities by supporting new efforts and hospital-led initiatives related to improving women and children’s health and expanding parameters to create safer environments for both patients and healthcare workers, considering the new challenges brought on by the pandemic. It will also support the work of BCBSM and the MHA Keystone Center to encourage hospitals to offer medication assisted treatment for patients with substance use disorders to help combat the opioid epidemic.

Noting that investments from BCBSM have allowed Michigan’s hospitals to collaborate on issues directly impacting patients and employees, MHA CEO Brian Peters said, “Together, this work has led to lives saved and healthcare errors and costs prevented.”

Peters and BCBSM President & CEO Daniel J. Loepp were guests on WJR’s Paul W. Smith Show Sept. 16 to discuss the insurer’s renewed support of clinically driven work that addresses the cost and quality of common medical procedures and promotes best practices in patient care..

This funding allows the MHA Keystone Center to provide new offerings without instilling additional fees so that members can continue striving to make advancements in healthcare. For more information about the programs and opportunities afforded through the BCBSM funding, contact Molly Dwyer-White at the MHA.