Center for Health Care Purchasing Improvement
The Center for Health Care Purchasing Improvement (CHCPI) supports the state in its efforts to be a more prudent and efficient purchaser of quality health care services. CHCPI aids the state in: developing and using more common strategies for health care performance measurement and health care purchasing; promoting greater transparency of health care costs and quality; and creating greater accountability for health care results and improvement.
The Center was initially established at the Minnesota Department of Employee Relations in 2006 and was assigned to the Department of Health in mid-2007.
The Center's enabling legislation is Minnesota Statutes 43A.312. It is authorized to "support the Administrative Uniformity Committee under section 62J.50 and other relevant groups or activities to advance agreement on health care administrative process streamlining". The Center's principle work in this area is to support rulemaking by the Commissioner of Health, in consultation with the AUC, for the electronic exchange of health care administrative data between all health care providers and group purchasers in the state, using uniform, standard companion guides as required under Minnesota Statutes, 62J.536.
For more information on the Center for Health Care Purchasing Improvement and its activities and accomplishments, see the Center's Annual Report.
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