Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative Quality Initiative (MARCQI)
Started in 2011 and funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Blue Care Network (BCN), MARCQI seeks to create a statewide quality improvement infrastructure by developing a consortium of hospitals in Michigan to engage in quality improvement activities for hip and knee joint replacement procedures. Since its inception, MARCQI has been a strong partner with us. After signing formal partnership agreements in early 2013, MARCQI now submits data directly to us on behalf of eligible participating hospitals. While there are 50 hospitals in MARCQI, both parties have regular discussions to ensure MARCQI participants have the opportunity to have their data submitted to us as well. Additionally, MARCQI Co-Directors, Drs. Brian Hallstrom and Richard Hughes serve on AJRR’s Data Management Committee, with Dr. Hallstrom serving as Chair of AJRR’s Data Analysis Workgroup. For more information, please click here.