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Encounter Data Collection - Public Input Timeline

January 20, 2009

Preliminary recommendations for data elements due from MHIC

By this date, MHIC must present to MDH a set of recommended data elements to be submitted by Minnesota encounter data reporters.

Preliminary Recommendations for Data Elements (PDF: 2.5MB/51 pages)

MDH solicits public comments and questions on the preliminary recommendations for data elements to be collected

MDH will request public comments and questions in writing on the preliminary recommendation for data elements to be collected.  Written submissions may be sent by mail to:
           
Minnesota Department of Health
Division of Health Policy
65 East Seventh Place, Suite 220
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Attn: Will Wilson

MHIC will respond in writing to all questions submitted by Monday, January 26, 2009 at 5 p.m. 


January 29, 2009       

 

Public meeting to discuss preliminary recommendations for data elements, 1-4 p.m.

MDH will convene a public meeting during which MHIC will give a presentation on their encounter data collection system, and on the preliminary recommendations for data elements to be collected. After the presentation, MDH and MHIC will take questions and comments from the public. Written questions and comments received prior to January 26 will also be distributed at the public meeting, with answers provided by MHIC.  

MHIC Presentation - January 29, 2009 (PDF: 936KB/70 pages)

Data submission process (PDF: 52KB/6 pages)

 

February 3, 2009

Public conference call with MHIC, 2-3 p.m.

This is a final opportunity to seek clarification and ask additional questions about MHIC’s recommendations.

Dial in number: 1-888-942-9690

Guest Code: 2447822

 

February 10, 2009

Deadline for final comments on recommended data elements

 

Mid-February 2009

Final recommendations of data elements due from MHIC

MHIC will provide MDH with its final recommendation of data elements to be collected from health plans and third-party administrators in Minnesota, for the purpose of developing the provider peer grouping system.

Final Recommendations for Data Elements (PDF: 13MB/69 pages)

 

Winter/spring 2009

Expedited rulemaking by MDH

Building off the final recommendations of data elements from MHIC, MDH will develop, propose and adopt rules to define data elements for collection from all health plans and third-party administrators, for the purpose of developing the provider peer grouping system.

 

March 23, 2009

Start of 30-day public comment period on the proposed rule

MDH is publishing the proposed rule on encounter data collection and technical specifications as appendices in the State Register on March 23, 2009. This initiates a 30-day public comment period ending on April 22, 2009. During the 30-day public comment period, interested parties are encouraged to provide MDH with comments by calling 651-201-5530 or by e-mailing health.reform@state.mn.us.

For more information: Encounter Data Collection Proposed Rule

April 2, 2009

Public meeting about the proposed rule, 2-4 p.m.

Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Health will provide background information on how the department is fulfilling the mandate to collect encounter data, established in the 2008 health reform law. This public meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the proposed rule on encounter data collection and to ask questions.

Meeting presentations:

Scott Leitz - Overview of 2008 Minnesota Health Reform Law (PDF: 102KB/22 pages)

Julie Sonier - Provider Peer Grouping and Encounter Data Collection (PDF: 65KB/14 pages)

James Golden - Proposed Rule on Encounter Data Collection (PDF: 117KB/12 pages)

 

April 22, 2009

End of 30-day public comment period on the proposed rule

Comments must be received by 5 p.m.

 

 

Updated Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 04:16PM