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Health Reform Announcements -
April 2013

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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 Friday.


Weekly Update - April 26

Comments Sought for 2014 Statewide Quality Measures by May 17
The Minnesota Department of Health invites interested stakeholders to review and comment on MN Community Measurement's preliminary recommendations for physician clinic and ambulatory surgical center measures for the 2013 administrative rule and subsequently, the 2014 Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System. The preliminary recommendations and additional information are now available at Health Care Quality Measures – Recommendations. Send comments to May 17, 2013.

Did you know MNsure will have a call center to answer questions?
On September 1, 2013, a MNsure call center with a toll-free 1-800 number will open with highly trained staff available to answer questions in a timely manner. Visit MNsure to provide feedback or get involved.

Weekly Update - April 3

Task force members sought for Minnesota's innovative health reform project
The Minnesota Departments of Human Services (DHS) and Health (MDH) are seeking individuals to serve on two task forces that will support the Minnesota Accountable Health Model initiative. In February the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) awarded Minnesota a $45 million State Innovation Model (SIM) grant for its Accountable Health Model, which is designed to provide better care at a lower cost. This effort is a joint initiative of the DHS and the MDH.

The first two task forces are the Community Advisory Task Force and the Multi-Payer Alignment Task Force. The application deadline for both groups is April 23. Individuals may learn about the application process at the Open Commissions & Appointments page on the Minnesota Secretary of State's web site:

In addition, to allow organizations additional time to participate in the Medicaid HCDS demonstration during the first year of the SIM testing period, the deadline for the current Medicaid HCDS demonstration Request for Proposals (RFP) has been extended to June 3, 2013.




Updated Friday, July 12, 2013 at 04:13PM