Michigan Value Collaborative Cardiac Rehabilitation Workgroup

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Thursday, February 16, 2023


2:00pm - 3:00pm




The Michigan Value Collaborative is launching a new virtual learning series on cardiac rehabilitation use in Michigan. The MVC team invites clinicians, hospital quality personnel, cardiac rehab liaisons and program staff, and those interested in cardiovascular disease to join. Attendees will hear from two distinguished leaders in this space about current strategies to equitably increase cardiac rehabilitation enrollment in Michigan.

Guest speakers:

  • Mike Thompson, PhD, MPH, Co-Director of the Michigan Value Collaborative, Co-Director of the Michigan Cardiac Rehabilitation Network, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Michigan Medicine
  • Million Hearts, a national initiative to address cardiovascular disease co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Click on the following link to register: https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsde2vrz8vEtS7XueyQJdrWtUgXmoyBkao

This event is part of a larger, week-long promotion that MVC is doing as part of cardiac rehabilitation week. Cardiac rehab is a priority area for the MVC team as we work to drive improvement in hospitals and physician organizations throughout the state of Michigan. The program dramatically lowers the risk of heart attacks and death, yet many patients are unaware of its existence; patients who complete a cardiac rehab program have a 47% lower risk of death, yet only 20-30% of eligible patients enroll. By using its claims data, MVC provides hospital-level information on enrollment and participation metrics to help healthcare providers equitably increase participation in cardiac rehabilitation for all eligible individuals in Michigan.