Health Care Quality Measures - Measures - Minnesota Dept. of Health

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Quality Measures: 2018 Report Year

A complete list of physician clinic and hospital quality measures, Quality Rule Appendices (which includes measures, data elements, and specification information), measure specifications, and variance information for the 2018 reporting year are available below.

Measure Information

Physician Clinic and Hospital Measures List (PDF) - Updated 3/1/18

Summary of changes for 2018 reporting (PDF)

Technical Correction for Critical Access Hospital Outpatient Measures (PDF) – Updated 3/1/18

Minnesota Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System: Appendices to Minnesota Administrative Rules, Chapter 4654, December 2017 (PDF)

Physician Clinic Measure Specifications

Clinical Care


Hospital Measure Specifications

Prospective Payment System Hospitals

Prospective Payment System and Critical Access Hospitals

Other Measure Specifications


Minnesota Rule 4654.0700 provides discretionary authority for the Commissioner of Health to grant variances to a data submitter for a reported quality measure collection or submission specification if the data submitter demonstrates good cause.

Variance Procedure (PDF)

Updated Wednesday, 28-Feb-2018 10:58:00 CST