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Health Reform Announcements - September 2010

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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 will also be sent out via e-mail to subscribers to Health Reform Announcements. Updates will be sent each Thursday.

Weekly Update - September 16, 2010

General news

The Health Care Reform Review Council meeting originally scheduled for September 16, 2010, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 26, 2010. Meeting details:

October 26, 2010
2 - 4 p.m.
Minnesota Department of Health
Freeman Building, B144-B145
625 N. Robert St.
St. Paul, MN 55155
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Weekly Update - September 9, 2010

Provider peer grouping

MDH will hold monthly conference calls to share information about the provider peer grouping initiative on the second Monday of each month from 7:30-8:30 a.m. The next call-in session is scheduled for Monday, September 13, at 7:30 a.m. The presentation slides for the call will be available Friday, September 10, on the Provider Peer Grouping page.

Date: September 13, 2010
Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Phone Number: 1-218-936-4141
Access Code: 5618840


Health care homes

Friday, September 10, 2010
2-5 p.m.
Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building
Room 2380
540 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
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  • The next certification conference call/webinar will take place on September 15, 2010:

Next call/webinar:
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Theme: Care planning and patient goals
Time: 7:15 a.m.-8 a.m. (Central Time)

For more information and to register, please see Health Care Homes – Conference Calls [expired link].


Other news

The September 16 meeting of the Health Care Reform Review Council meeting has been canceled and will be rescheduled. When the new date and time are set, they will be announced in the weekly health reform update.


Weekly Update - September 2, 2010

Statewide quality reporting

  • REMINDER: The deadline for comments on proposed amendments to Minnesota Rules Chapter 4654 (the Minnesota Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System) is 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. 

    MDH is required to annually review and publish any proposed amendments to Minnesota Rules Chapter 4654 by August 15 of each year. The proposed amendments were published on August 9, 2010, and are available at Health Care Quality Measures - Rule Development [expired link]. 
  • MN Community Measurement’s Measurement and Reporting Committee will meet Wednesday, September 8, on work related to the development of the statewide quality reporting and measurement system.

    Please see Measurement and Reporting Committee Meeting for more information.


Health care homes

The Health Care Homes Payment Methodology Steering Committee will meet Friday, September 10:

Friday, September 10, 2010
2-5 p.m.
Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building
Room 2380
540 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
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Other news

The latest Commissioner’s Perspective [expired link] by Commissioner of Health Dr. Sanne Magnan is now available.






Updated Tuesday, 29-Apr-2014 10:39:43 CDT