Current News

Updated MQIC guidelines and alerts may be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Acute Pharyngitis in Children (3 years and older), Adolescents and Adults guideline and alert

The pharyngitis guideline now recommends screening and treatment recommendations for all age groups.

The chronic kidney disease guideline has had additional updates made. Click on the links below to access the updated version of the guideline and alert.

Diagnosis and Management of Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease guideline and alert

Opioid Prescribing in Adults Excluding Palliative and End-of-Life Care guideline and alert

MQIC one-side of one-page guidelines assist primary care providers by outlining evidence-based recommendations, so the focus is where it should be, on the patient. Many recommendations align with clinical quality measures programs, so implementing the guidelines into practice can support providers with quality measurement.

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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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