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Program Overview

The overall aims of the collaborative include, among others, evaluating and improving patterns of care in the radiographic staging of men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer, reducing biopsy-related complications and assessing repeat biopsy patterns, improving patient outcomes after radical prostatectomy, enhancing patient-centered decision making among men considering local therapy for early-stage prostate cancer, and understanding and reducing variation in the use of androgen deprivation therapy. Participating practices submit data to a clinical registry maintained by the MUSIC Coordinating Center and tri-annual consortium-wide meetings are held each year to discuss data, review risk-adjusted measures of processes of care and patient outcomes, and identify strategies and best practices for quality improvement. 

MUSIC is managed by the MUSIC Coordinating Center, which is housed at the University of Michigan.  Support for MUSIC is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan as part of the BCBSM Value Partnerships program . To learn more about Value Partnerships, visit www.valuepartnerships.com.

Mission

To improve health care outcomes for men in Michigan with urologic conditions.

Vision

Our vision is to be an innovator in physician-led quality improvement activities related to prostate cancer care in Michigan. By collecting clinically-credible data, comparing performance among our peers, sharing best practices, and implementing changes in clinical behavior, we will achieve more efficient utilization of healthcare resources, improve care delivery in our own environments, and enhance the quality, value, and outcomes of treatment provided to men in Michigan with prostate cancer.

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Background

The Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC), established in 2011, is a physician-led quality improvement collaborative comprised of a consortium of urology practices in the state of Michigan. The collaborative is designed to evaluate and improve the quality and cost efficiency of prostate cancer care for men in Michigan.

Our vision is to be an innovator in physician-led quality improvement activities related to prostate cancer care in Michigan. By collecting clinically-credible data, comparing performance among our peers, sharing best practices, and implementing changes in clinical behavior, we will achieve more efficient utilization of healthcare resources, improve care delivery in our own environments, and enhance the quality, value, and outcomes of treatment provided to men in Michigan with prostate cancer.