MN APCD Request for Information (RFI)
DEADLINE EXTENDED: RESPONSES DUE FEBRUARY 9, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is seeking public comments through this Request for Information (RFI) to help inform our selection and prioritization of health research topics that use the Minnesota All Payer Claims Database (MN APCD).
MDH uses the MN APCD to conduct research in a range of areas as authorized by the Minnesota Legislature, and is seeking community input on how best to apply its limited resources to timely and relevant health research for the upcoming two years. Specifically, MDH is seeking input about:
- Ideas for extending current MDH research activities
- Ideas for new research areas for investigation
- Principles for prioritizing research studies
MDH will share a summary on this webpage of the comments we receive. In this summary, we do not plan to identify responders. We will carefully consider all recommendations, and evaluate their feasibility within the context of available resources and legislative authority.
Who should respond?
We invite responses from individuals and organizations who are interested in improving our shared understanding of key health policy issues in Minnesota that are broadly related to health insurance and care access; health care services use and cost; disease burden; and population health.
We welcome responses from a wide range of stakeholders, including but not limited to: patients or patient advocates, researchers, health care providers, health insurers, employers, data scientists, data and technology organizations, community organizations, and the media.
RFI released: Friday, December 8, 2017
Informational webinar: Friday, December 15, 2017, 2:00-2:45 p.m. CST.
RFI responses due: Friday, February 9, 2018
MDH posts summary results: Early March, 2018
We hosted a public webinar on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 2:00-2:45 p.m. CST to review the purpose of the RFI, provide background information and to address your questions. You did not have to participate in the webinar in order to respond to the RFI.