About Data Resources and Management

About Data Resources and Management

The Data Resources and Management unit is dedicated to keeping Minnesotans healthy by building knowledge about health care quality in Minnesota to empower consumers, educate purchasers, inform providers and guide policy makers. For questions about the Data Resources and Management unit of the Health Economics Program, please email: health.hep@state.mn.us

Data Resources and Management (DRM) Activities

The Data Resources and Management unit (DRM) collects, maintains and analyzes health care data for the purpose of:

  • Supporting efforts to develop and refine state policies on health care access, utilization, quality and cost;
  • Assisting the state in efforts to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the financing and delivery of health services;
  • Monitoring and tracking the accessibility, utilization, quality and cost of health services in Minnesota;
  • Evaluating the impact of health care reform activities in Minnesota;
  • Providing support for public health activities in the state; and
  • Evaluating the appropriateness of methods used for ongoing collection of health related data.

Health Care Cost Information System (HCCIS)
The Minnesota Health Care Cost Information System (HCCIS) was established in 1984 to provide accurate and reliable information about the financial, utilization, and service characteristics of hospitals and freestanding outpatient surgical centers in Minnesota. In 2003, Diagnostic Imaging Facilities were added to this data collection. The financial and statistical data are used to make public policy decisions, to implement the hospital medical care surcharge, and to assist facilities in comparing their financial, utilization, and services information to aggregated data and other facilities.

Data Resources and Management: Data Collection

  • Capital expenditure reports are submitted to MDH under Minnesota Statutes, section 62J.17, by all health care providers having a major capital spending commitment in excess of $1 million. Providers must report major capital spending commitments to the Minnesota Department of Health on an annual basis as part of existing annual financial and statistical reports.
  • Health Plan Financial and Statistical Reports are submitted by all health plan companies (group purchasers) licensed for health business in the state, by April 1 for each preceding calendar year.
Summaries of data from these reports are used in research and tracking of health care spending in Minnesota.

Updated Monday, June 11, 2018 at 10:32AM