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Health Reform Announcements -
November 2011

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The Minnesota Department of Health posts weekly updates of announcements related to the agency's health reform activities. These updates are also sent out via email to subscribers to Health Reform Announcements. Updates are sent each Thursday.

Weekly Update - November 17, 2011

Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson hosts Medicaid reform discussion on Friday
Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson will host "Medicaid in an Era of Reform," from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building. The purpose is to discuss opportunities and challenges in reforming Medicaid to provide the best value for Minnesotans. Registration to attend in person closes at noon Thursday, Nov. 17; registration to participate via live webinar is open until 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18. More information and links to registration is available at www.dhs.state.mn.us/MedicaidReform.

Provider peer grouping
REMINDER: MDH will hold monthly conference calls to share information about the provider peer grouping initiative. The November call has been rescheduled for Monday, November 21, at 7:30 a.m. The calls will resume their normal schedule on the second Monday of each month from 7:30-8:15 a.m. in December. The presentation slides for the November 21 call will be available on Friday, November 18, on the Provider Peer Grouping page.

Date: Monday, November 21, 2011
Time: 7:30-8:15 a.m.
Phone number: 1-888-742-5095
Participant code: 9247084406

Weekly Update - November 10, 2011

Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force
The first meeting of the new Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force will be held Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Gov. Mark Dayton announced the formation of the task force Oct. 31. The meeting will be held at the Elmer L Andersen Human Services Building, room 2370-2380, 540 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN  55101.

Provider peer grouping
REMINDER: MDH will hold monthly conference calls to share information about the provider peer grouping initiative. The November call has been rescheduled for Monday, November 21, at 7:30 a.m. The calls will resume their normal schedule on the second Monday of each month from 7:30-8:15 a.m. in December. The presentation slides for the November 21 call will be available on Friday, November 18, on the Provider Peer Grouping page.

Date: Monday, November 21, 2011
Time: 7:30-8:15 a.m.
Phone number: 1-888-742-5095
Participant code: 9247084406

Weekly Update - November 3, 2011

Statewide quality reporting system

MN Community Measurement's Measurement and Reporting Committee will meet Wednesday, November 9, on work related to the development of the statewide quality reporting and measurement system.

Please see Measurement and Reporting Committee for more information.

Updated Friday, 12-Jul-2013 16:04:28 CDT