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Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System Risk Adjustment Assessment

MDH has been directed by the Legislature to assess the Quality Reporting System risk adjustment methodology to identify changes that may be needed to alleviate potential harm and unintended consequences of the existing methodology for patient populations who experience health disparities and the providers who serve them.

As part of this assessment, a research team from the University of Minnesota is conducting an empirical analysis of ways to strengthen MDH’s current risk adjustment system.

On March 11, the research team presented its proposed methodology to a technical panel that MDH and MN Community Measurement (MNCM) jointly convened. The research team presented its preliminary results to the panel on April 18. These presentations were open to the public.

Meeting #1, March 11

Meeting #2, April 18


Report Stratifying Quality Measures

MDH issued a report which presents findings from its study of stratifying Quality Reporting System measures based on disability, race, ethnicity, language, and other socio-demographic factors that are correlated with health disparities and impact performance on quality measures as required by 2014 Minnesota Laws, Chapter 312 Article 23, Section 10. Eliminating health disparities and creating a culture of health equity in which all individuals have the opportunity to be healthy is among MDH's highest priorities. This report lays out a series of recommendations that offer multiple pathways to stratification that acknowledge both the differing sources of data that make up the Quality Reporting System and the current state of the evidence.

Stratifying Health Care Quality Measures Using Socio-demographic Factors


Health Care Quality Measures - Statewide Quality Report - 2010 Report

The 2010 Minnesota Health Care Quality Report is organized by region.

Region One - Northwest and West Central

Becker, Beltrami, Clay, Clearwater, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Roseau, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties

Region One Full Report (PDF: 5.4MB/150 pages)

Individual report sections (for easier downloading):

Region One - Introduction (PDF: 1.4MB/11 pages)

Region One - Physician Clinic Section (PDF: 1.7MB/20 pages)

Region One - Hospital Section (PDF: 1.7MB/40 pages)

Region One - Appendices (PDF: 1.2MB/79 pages)

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Region Two - Northeast and Central

Aitkin, Benton, Carlton, Cass, Chisago, Cook, Crow Wing, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, St. Louis, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright counties

Region Two Full Report (PDF: 5.8MB/240 pages)

Individual report sections (for easier downloading):

Region Two - Introduction (PDF: 1.4MB/11 pages)

Region Two - Physician Clinic Section (PDF: 1.8MB/29 pages)

Region Two - Hospital Section (PDF: 1.7MB/44 pages)

Region Two - Appendices (PDF: 1.4MB/156 pages)

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Region Three - Metro

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties

Region Three Full Report (PDF: 5.9MB/284 pages)

Individual report sections (for easier downloading):

Region Three - Introduction (PDF: 1.4MB/11 pages)

Region Three - Physician Clinic Section (PDF: 1.8MB/36 pages)

Region Three - Hospital Section (PDF: 1.6MB/40 pages)

Region Three - Physician Clinic Appendices (PDF: 945KB/171 pages)

Region Three - Hospital Appendices (PDF: 761KB/26 pages)

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Region Four - Southwest, Southeast and South Central

Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Sibley, Steele, Swift, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, Winona and Yellow Medicine counties

Region Four Full Report (PDF: 5.8MB/242 pages)

Individual report sections (for easier downloading):

Region Four - Introduction (PDF: 1.4MB/11 pages)

Region Four - Physician Clinic Section (PDF: 1.8MB/28 pages)

Region Four - Hospital Section (PDF: 1.7MB/48 pages)

Region Four - Appendices (PDF: 1.4MB/155 pages)

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Additional resources

Report Overview (PDF: 173KB/27 pages)

Physician Clinic Risk Adjustment Fact Sheet (PDF: 35KB/2 pages)

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Updated Wednesday, 05-Oct-2016 15:57:50 CDT