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September 2014

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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.

Health Reform Update - September 26, 2014

Asthma quality measure webinar September 29
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will host a webinar with researchers from the University of Minnesota to present findings from a recent asthma quality measures study on September 29 at 7:30 a.m.  Webinar registration information and presentation slides have been posted at Health Care Quality Measures - Proposed Rule Amendments [expired link].

Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System requests comments
On September 15, The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) published proposed amendments to Minnesota Rules Chapter 4654 (the Minnesota Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System) in the State Register. MDH posted the proposed changes, including changes to the rule's appendices, at Health Care Quality Measures - Proposed Rule Amendments [expired link]. The publication of the proposed amendments initiated a formal 30-day comment period. MDH invites public comment on the proposed rule, appendices, and measure specifications during the 30-day rulemaking comment period that closes at 4:30 p.m. on October 15, 2014. Comments or questions can be submitted to: Denise McCabe, Minnesota Department of Health, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882, 651-201-5530, or health.reform@state.mn.us. MDH is required to annually review and publish any proposed amendments to Minnesota Rules Chapter 4654.

Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System

MN Community Measurement’s Measurement and Reporting Committee (MARC) will meet on October 8, on work related to the Minnesota Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System (SQRMS). Please see Measurement and Reporting Committee for more information.

Health Reform Update - September 19, 2014

Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System requests comments
On September 15, The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) published proposed amendments to Minnesota Rules Chapter 4654 (the Minnesota Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System) in the State Register. MDH posted the proposed changes, including changes to the rule's appendices, at Health Care Quality Measures - Proposed Rule Amendments [expired link]. The publication of the proposed amendments initiated a formal 30-day comment period. MDH invites public comment on the proposed rule, appendices, and measure specifications during the 30-day rulemaking comment period that closes at 4:30 p.m. on October 15, 2014. Comments or questions can be submitted to: Denise McCabe, Minnesota Department of Health, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882, 651-201-5530, or health.reform@state.mn.us. MDH is required to annually review and publish any proposed amendments to Minnesota Rules Chapter 4654.

Asthma quality measure webinar September 29
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will host a webinar with researchers from the University of Minnesota to present findings from a recent asthma quality measures study on September 29 at 7:30 a.m.  Webinar registration information and presentation slides will be posted prior to the webinar at Health Care Quality Measures - Proposed Rule Amendments [expired link].

Health Reform Update - September 15, 2014

Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System requests comments
On September 15, The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) published proposed amendments to Minnesota Rules Chapter 4654 (the Minnesota Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System) in the State Register. MDH posted the proposed changes, including changes to the rule's appendices, at Health Care Quality Measures - Proposed Rule Amendment [expired link]. The publication of the proposed amendments initiated a formal 30-day comment period. MDH invites public comment on the proposed rule, appendices, and measure specifications during the 30-day rulemaking comment period that closes at 4:30 p.m. on October 15, 2014. Comments or questions can be submitted to: Denise McCabe, Minnesota Department of Health, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882, 651-201-5530, or health.reform@state.mn.us. MDH is required to annually review and publish any proposed amendments to Minnesota Rules Chapter 4654.

Newly announced health care homes
The Minnesota Department of Health announces these newly certified health care homes.
Sanford Clinic Boyden
Sanford Clinic George
Sanford Clinic Hartley
Sanford Clinic Rock Rapids
Sanford Clinic Sanborn
Sanford Clinic Sheldon

For more information or to find a certified health care home near you, please visit Health Care Homes

Updated Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 04:02PM