Integrated Michigan Patient-centered Alliance on Care Transitions (I-MPACT) is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s first patient-focused collaborative. I-MPACT works with hospitals, providers, community service organizations, patients and families. I-MPACT uses standard practices and innovative processes to improve transitions for patients. 

This professional Collaborative Quality Initiative (CQI) works to improve quality and reduce variation in care transition practices among physicians and hospitals. This collaborative follows the motto of the Society of Hospitalist Medicine: Better outcomes for older adults through safe transitions. Hospitals and physician organizations work together to assess a patient's risk for re-hospitalization and adjust the patient's plan to reduce risks. 

Physician specialty focus: Primary care, internal medicine and hospitalist medicine