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Health Reform Announcements -
April 2011

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The Minnesota Department of Health is now posting weekly updates of announcements related to Minnesota’s health reform activities. These updates are also sent out via e-mail to subscribers to Health Reform Announcements. Updates are sent each Thursday.

Weekly Update - April 28, 2011

Health care homes

REMINDER: The Health Care Homes Learning Collaborative Leadership Committee will meet TODAY - Thursday, April 28, 2011:

April 28, 2011
4-6 p.m.
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
8009 34th Avenue South
Suite 1200
Bloomington, MN 55425
Directions

For more information, please contact health.healthcarehomes@state.mn.us.


Weekly Update - April 21, 2011

Statewide quality reporting

Minnesota Statutes 62U.02 requires the Commissioner of Health to establish a standardized set of quality measures for health care providers across the state and to produce an annual public report on health care quality. A subset of the standardized set of quality measures will be used for public reporting purposes.

The Commissioner of Health is required to evaluate the measures included in the set of quality measures to be publicly reported on an annual basis. MDH contracted with MN Community Measurement (MNCM) and other community partners to make recommendations about new, modified and/or retired quality measures to be publicly reported for the Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System.

The Minnesota Department of Health invites interested stakeholders to review and comment on MNCM’s preliminary recommendations for physician clinic and ambulatory surgical center measures for the 2011 administrative rule. Send comments to health.reform@state.mn.us by May 15, 2011.

The preliminary recommendations and additional information are now available at Health Care Quality Measures – Recommendations.   

Health care homes

  • The Minnesota Department of Health is requesting grant proposals from qualified respondents for two health care homes projects. The deadline for proposals for both projects is May 16, 2011. More information and the complete RFPs are available online:

    • Health Care Homes: Community Care Team Grants

      Optional conference call for questions and answers:
      TODAY
      - Thursday, April 21, 2011
      1-2 p.m.

      Call-in number: 888-742-5095
      Code: 6421803746

      A list of questions and answers from this call will be posted online on Friday, April 22.

    • Health Care Homes: Safety Net Clinic Primary Care Transformation Grant

      Optional conference call for questions and answers:
      TODAY
      - Thursday, April 21, 2011
      3-4 p.m.

      Call-in number: 888-742-5095
      Code: 6421803746

      A list of questions and answers from this call will be posted online on Friday, April 22.
  • The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is required by Minnesota Statute to develop a demonstration project to test alternative and innovative health care delivery systems. As part of the demonstration project, DHS will be required to develop a request for proposals (RFP) in consultation with hospitals, primary care providers, health plans and other key stakeholders.

    DHS is seeking assistance on the development of the payment model, performance measures and other program components in the development of its RFP. The contractor will develop criteria for the RFP based on feedback from stakeholders and the innovative health care delivery systems Request for Information, assist in drafting the RFP, and develop the payment model and metrics for the contracts that are awarded through the RFP process.

    The informal solicitation is now available. Responses are due by 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Please contact Marie Zimmerman at DHS to receive the complete solicitation: 651-431-4233 or marie.zimmerman@state.mn.us.

  • REMINDER: The Health Care Homes Consumer/Family Advisory Council will meet TODAY, Thursday, April 21:

    April 21, 2011
    2-4 p.m.
    Minnesota Department of Health
    Snelling Office Park, Littlefork Room
    1645 Energy Park Drive
    Saint Paul, MN 55108
    Google map

  • REMINDER: The Health Care Homes Outcomes Measurement Work Group will meet on Friday, April 22:

    April 22, 2011
    1-4 p.m.
    Minnesota Department of Health
    Snelling Office Park, Red River Room
    1645 Energy Park Drive
    Saint Paul, MN 55108
    Google map

  • The Health Care Homes Learning Collaborative Leadership Committee will meet on Thursday, April 28:

    April 28, 2011
    4-6 p.m.
    Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
    8009 34th Avenue South
    Suite 1200
    Bloomington, MN 55425
    Directions

    For more information, please contact health.healthcarehomes@state.mn.us.

Weekly Update - April 14, 2011

Health care homes

  • REMINDER: The Department of Human Services is requesting stakeholder feedback for a demonstration project to test alternative and innovative health care delivery systems for enrollees in Minnesota Health Care Programs. A request for information (PDF) is online and the deadline for written comments is April 15. DHS is also seeking stakeholder input on the demonstration through a webinar and meetings (PDF) to be held in April.

  • The Health Care Homes Learning Collaborative Leadership Committee has begun meeting. This committee will work in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Health to advise the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement on the development of the statewide learning collaborative. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 19:

    April 19, 2011
    7:30-9:30 a.m.
    Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
    8009 34th Avenue South
    Suite 1200
    Bloomington, MN 55425
    Directions

    For more information, please contact health.healthcarehomes@state.mn.us.

  • The Health Care Homes Consumer/Family Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, April 21:

    April 21, 2011
    2-4 p.m.
    Minnesota Department of Health
    Snelling Office Park, Littlefork Room
    1645 Energy Park Drive
    Saint Paul, MN 55108
    Google map

  • The Health Care Homes Outcomes Measurement Work Group will meet on Friday, April 22:

    April 22, 2011
    1-4 p.m.
    Minnesota Department of Health
    Snelling Office Park, Red River Room
    1645 Energy Park Drive
    Saint Paul, MN 55108
    Google map

Weekly Update - April 7, 2011

Provider peer grouping

MDH will hold monthly conference calls to share information about the provider peer grouping initiative on the second Monday of each month from 7:30-8:15 a.m. The next call-in session is scheduled for Monday, April 11. The presentation slides for the April 11 call will be available on Friday, April 8, on the Provider Peer Grouping page.

Date: Monday, April 11, 2011
Time: 7:30-8:15 a.m.
Phone number: 1-888-742-5095
Participant code: 9247084406

Statewide quality reporting

MN Community Measurement’s Measurement and Reporting Committee will meet April 13 on work related to the development of the statewide quality reporting and measurement system.

Please see Measurement and Reporting Committee for more information.

Health care homes

Mini-grants are available to assist clinics in completing the final implementation of the health care home standards or the administrative work needed for health care home certification. Projects must be implemented between May 1 and June 30, 2011. The deadline for applications is April 22, 2011.

More information and the application form are available at Health Care Homes.

 





Updated Friday, July 12, 2013 at 04:01PM