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Health Reform Announcements - January 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 - January 27, 2011

Statewide quality reporting

MDH released an updated version of its 2010 Minnesota Health Care Quality Report to make some minor technical corrections. The updated report and a description of the technical corrections can be found at Health Care Quality Measures - Statewide Quality Report - 2010 Report.

Weekly Update - January 20, 2011

Health care homes

  • The December 2010 legislative report on the implementation of health care homes in Minnesota is now available online at Health Care Homes - Legislative Reports.

  • MDH experienced technical difficulties during the January 20 webinar on meaningful use and health care homes. We apologize for the inconvenience. Background information and the presentation slides from the webinar are available at Health Care Homes - January 2011 Webinar.

Weekly Update - January 13, 2011

Provider peer grouping

REMINDER: MDH will hold monthly conference calls to share information about the provider peer grouping initiative. The January call has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 18, at 7:30 a.m.  The calls will resume their normal schedule on the second Monday of each month from 7:30-8:30 a.m. starting in February. The presentation slides for the January 18 call will be available on Friday, January 14, on the Provider Peer Grouping page. Please note the new phone number and code.

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Phone number: 1-888-742-5095
Participant code: 9247084406

Health care homes

  • The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has announced the quality measures that will be used in 2011 during the first year of certification as a health care home. Starting in 2011, medical clinics and clinicians participating as certified health care homes will be expected to submit measurement data. This data will be used for benchmarking, recertification and overall evaluation of the health care homes program.

    MDH is committed to aligning health care home quality measurement reporting with existing efforts in the state, including the Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System. More detail on the specific measurement tools and data submission process will be released when available.

    The initial measures include:
    • Optimal vascular care
    • Optimal asthma care
    • Patient experience
    • Cost measurement
    These measures are part of a Health Care Home Outcome Measurement system recommended by the Health Care Homes Outcomes Measurement Advisory Work Group, a public-private stakeholder group.

    The work group’s recommendations are available online at Health Care Homes – Outcomes Measure Development. For more information, contact Cherylee Sherry, MPH, CHES, senior planner for the health care homes program, at (651) 201-3769 or Cherylee.Sherry@state.mn.us.

  • The next health care homes informational webinar will take place on Thursday, January 20:

    Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011
    Theme: How national goals, measures, incentives and meaningful use help us achieve HCH goals
    Time: 7:15 a.m. (Central Time)

    The webinar will be presented by Stratis Health. More details and registration information are available at Health Care Homes - Conference Calls and Webinars.

Weekly Update - January 6, 2011

Provider peer grouping

MDH will hold monthly conference calls to share information about the provider peer grouping initiative. The January call has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 18, at 7:30 a.m.  The calls will resume their normal schedule on the second Monday of each month from 7:30-8:30 a.m. starting in February. The presentation slides for the January 18 call will be available on Friday, January 14, on the Provider Peer Grouping page. Please note the new phone number and code.

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Phone number: 1-888-742-5095
Participant code: 9247084406

Statewide quality reporting

MN Community Measurement’s Measurement and Reporting Committee will not meet in January 2011. The committee meetings will resume on February 9, 2011, and continue to take place on the second Wednesday of each month.

Please see Measurement and Reporting Committee for more information.

 





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