The Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy (CHOP) at the University of Michigan aims to improve the efficiency of healthcare in the United States, by optimizing clinical practice and informing health policy. Based at the new North Campus Research Complex, CHOP is a consortium of over 100 faculty and staff, including clinician scientists, economists, biostatisticians, epidemiologists and other social scientists from the U-M Medical School and School of Public Health.
Supported by over $10 million annually in funding from the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and other sources, its primary expertise includes:
- Dimick research in JAMA prompts CMS to drop COE requirements on Bariatric Surgery
- NEJM study by Birkmeyer et al highlights variation in surgical skill importance in patient outcomes
- Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC) goes live. Partnering with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, MVC’s goal is to help Michigan hospitals achieve their best possible patient outcomes at the lowest reasonable cost.
- Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) becomes third organization in state of MI to receive Patient Safety Organization (PSO) status by AHRQ.
- CHOP partners with Health Management and Policy/School of Public Health on new post-doctoral training program
Friday, 3/7: A review of a NEJM perspectives essay by Lena Chen, Ellen Meara (Dartmouth economist) and John Birkmeyer with early observations about CMMI’s bundled payment initiative. Change in location: Meeting will be held in the second floor conference room of Building 16.