Current News

Two MQIC guidelines have been updated and are ready for release, along with guideline update alerts.

Primary Care Diagnosis and Management of Adults with Depression

Depression guideline update alert

Management of Acute Low Back Pain in Adults

Low back pain guideline update alert

The MQIC HEDIS® 2017 Annual Performance Report; and Guidelines, Measures and Tools Summary are now available. The report provides results for several HEDIS® and non-HEDIS measures, and includes results for commercial, Medicaid and Medicare populations. If results are reported, measures must be aligned with recommendations in the MQIC guidelines. One MQIC community rate is calculated for each measure and product line as outlined, and includes data from all health plans participating in the consortium.

The Guidelines, Measures and Tools Summary reports all measures included in the annual report, and provides a comparison of MQIC’s 2017 results compared to 2016 results, and Michigan results to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s national results.

A number of tools have been added to the Tools page of this website. We hope you find them useful.

MQIC guidelines assist by providing evidence-based recommendations so you're able to focus on your patients. To help your patients increase their knowledge and commitment in their overall health, feel free to pass along MQIC guidelines and refer them to the website at

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MQIC encourages Michigan physicians to learn about the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign.

An initiative of the ABIM Foundation, Choosing Wisely is working to spark conversations between providers and patients to ensure the right care is delivered at the right time.

Our Mission

The Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium will establish and implement a core set of clinical practice guidelines and performance measures. The interventions designed and implemented by each plan to improve consistent delivery of services will be at the discretion of individual plans, but guidelines, performance goals, measurement methodology, and performance reporting will be standardized.

About Our Committee

The Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium establishes and implements clinical practice guidelines and performance measures with a focus on improvement for effecting positive health outcomes.

Medical Directors' Committee

  • Develop common evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
  • Provide direction and final decisions for MQIC

Measurement Workgroup

  • Establish common definitions of populations among all health plans
  • Establish common measurement protocols consistent with MQIC guidelines

Implementation Workgroup

  • Coordinate MQIC communications
  • Coordinate health plan and physician activities that complement MQIC quality improvement efforts


MQIC membership is diverse and includes physicians, health plan administrators, researchers, quality improvement experts, and specialty societies. The consortium recognizes the need to collaborate with other entities and experts to successfully achieve the consortium's vision.

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