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November 2013

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November, 27, 2013

Certified Health Care Homes reach a milestone of 300!
he Minnesota Department of Health announces the following eight new certified health care homes:

Park Nicollet Clinic – Brookdale
Park Nicollet Clinic – Carlson Parkway
Park Nicollet Clinic – Champlin
Park Nicollet Clinic – Chanhassen (NUMBER 300)
Park Nicollet Clinic – Golden Valley
Park Nicollet Clinic – Maple Grove
Park Nicollet Clinic – Shorewood
Park Nicollet Clinic – Wayzata

November 8, 2013

Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System meeting
MN Community Measurement's Measurement and Reporting Committee (MARC) will meet on November 13 on work related to the Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System. Please see Measurement and Reporting Committee for more information.
Change of Date: Provider Peer Grouping monthly stakeholder call, Tuesday, November 12
The November call will be hosted on Tuesday, November 12, 7:30-8:15 am to accommodate the Veterans' Day holiday on November 11. Please visit PPG Monthly Stakeholder Call to join our webinar discussion and call:
Please visit the WebEx conference link.
Dial-in number: 888-742-5095
Conference code: 4424599795
Webinar Meeting number: 595 127 523
Slides will be posted immediately following the call.

Administrative bulletin for health plan companies related to MNsure
The Minnesota Departments of Commerce and Health jointly issue a bulletin on November 1 to remind, and clarify the requirements for, issuers of qualified health plans.


November 1, 2013

Olmsted and Dodge County residents to benefit from additional MNsure insurance options 
Residents of Olmsted and Dodge Counties will soon have seven additional health insurance coverage options to choose from through MNsure. The Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Department of Health have been working with insurers for several weeks to find a solution for consumers in specific zip codes who initially had fewer options when buying health insurance coverage through MNsure.
Wilder Research awarded Health Care Homes Learning Collaborative Evaluation Contract
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Wilder Research has been awarded a  contract to design methods and tools for the evaluation of the Health Care Homes Statewide Learning Collaborative Activities. The team of Michelle Gerrard and Christin Lindberg will lead the project. Deliverables include development of an online survey tool, data collection methods and data analysis recommendations. Work will begin immediately and is scheduled for completion January 2014. 
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