Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative

Working together for better patient outcomes.

MSSIC is a statewide quality improvement collaborative involving orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons with the aim of improving the quality of care of spine surgery.
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Our Goals

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Improve Patient Outcomes

MSSIC aims to enhance the results of spine surgery and improve patients' quality of life.
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Reduce Complications

MSSIC strives to decrease the occurrence of complications associated with spine surgery.
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Reduce Costs & Episodes of Care

MSSIC focuses on reducing healthcare costs and the frequency of hospital readmissions.
24 hour service

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High quality care

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Introducing the Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MSSIC)

A powerful statewide quality improvement initiative that is revolutionizing spine surgery care. Our team of highly skilled orthopedic and neurosurgeons are dedicated to improving patient outcomes, reducing complications, and minimizing costs and episodes of care.

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MSSIC is a collaborative quality improvement initiative (CQI) that aims to improve spine surgery outcomes for patients in Michigan. MSSIC focuses on spine conditions such as stenosis, disk herniation and degenerative diseases, where surgery is done for pain relief and function restoration.

Focus areas include prevention of surgical complications, managing use of opioids for pain relief, and improvement patient-reported outcomes like pain, functional status, and return to work.  Future focus areas could include use of fusion vs. non-fusion procedures and addressing social/economic disparities in surgical outcomes.

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Don’t just take our word for it

Hear from some of our amazing patients.
"Thanks to MSSIC, I was able to find a top-notch spine surgeon who helped me find relief from chronic pain. The process was easy, and everyone I interacted with was professional and knowledgeable."
Candice Wu
"I am so grateful for the care I received from my pain management specialist through MSSIC. Their personalized treatment plan helped me to live my life without the constant burden of pain."
Mollie Hall
"My spine surgery was a success, thanks to the expertise of my surgeon and the support I received from MSSIC. The process was very manageable, and I felt informed and supported throughout."
Kelly Williams
"Living in a rural area, I was worried about finding a specialist who could address my issue. But thanks to MSSIC, I was able to connect with a nearby doctor who had the expertise I needed.
Koray Okumus

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Statement from Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan

Support for the Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MSSIC) CQI is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Blue Care Network (BCN) as part of the BCBSM Value Partnerships program. To learn more about Value Partnerships, visit www.valuepartnerships.com. The MSSIC Coordinating Center is housed at Henry Ford Health System. Although Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and MSSIC work collaboratively, the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of BCBSM or any of its employees.