Program Overview

MUSIC is focused on making Michigan #1 for urologic care. Our prostate-related quality improvement objectives include improving patterns of care in the radiographic staging of men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer, reducing prostate biopsy-related hospitalizations, optimizing patient outcomes after radical prostatectomy, and enhancing the appropriateness of treatment decisions including the role of patient-centered decision making. In 2016, MUSIC expanded its scope of work to kidney stone surgery and in 2017 to small renal mass. MUSIC’s primary aims related to these two urologic diseases include reducing operative complications from kidney stone surgery, particularly those resulting in costly ED visits and hospitalizations, as well as examining and improving the quality of care provided to patients in Michigan with small renal mass diagnoses.

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

Our Purpose

A community that partners to improve patients’ lives by inspiring high quality care through data-driven best practices, education, and innovation.



Our vision is to be an innovator in physician-led quality improvement activities related to urologic 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.


The mission of MUSIC is to make Michigan #1 in urologic care.


The Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC), is a physician-led quality improvement collaborative, established in 2011, comprised of a consortium of urology practices (academic, private practice, community) across the state of Michigan designed to evaluate and improve the quality and cost efficiency of urologic care.