Provider Peer Grouping
In early August 2012, Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger appointed members to an advisory committee to provide recommendations as the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) implements the Provider Peer Grouping system. The Commissioner appointed a group of 24 representatives from health systems/hospitals, physician clinics, health plan companies, consumers, state agencies, employers, academic researchers, and organizations that work to improve health care quality in Minnesota.
The tasks on which the Commissioner will consult with the advisory committee include: defining peer groups; reviewing quality and cost scoring methodologies; adopting patient attribution methods; selecting risk adjustment models; choosing service dates for cost and quality reporting; recommending inclusion or exclusion of other costs; and considering whether adjustments are necessary for facilities that provide medical education, Level 1 trauma services, neonatal intensive care, or inpatient psychiatric care.
Advisory Committee Charter (PDF: 85KB/3 pages)
Advisory Committee Membership List (PDF: 25KB/2 pages)
Advisory Committee Meeting
The February 22nd meeting of the Provider Peer Grouping Advisory Committee has been CANCELLED. The Department is looking ahead to April for potential next meeting dates.
All meetings of the Advisory Committee will be open to the public.
For more information about the Advisory Committee and the Provider Peer Grouping system, see: Provider Peer Grouping - Minnesota Dept. of Health or contact Stefan Gildemeister, Director, Health Economics Program at 651-201-3554 or Carrie Coleman, Consultant, MDH Health Economics at 651-675-7457.
- Nov. 19, 2012
Agenda (PDF: 73KB/1 page); Oct. 16 Draft Minutes (PDF: 85KB/3 pages); Memo-Quality Measures Selection (PDF: 123KB/2 pages); Draft Recommendation-provider definitions (PDF: 128KB/3 pages); Background brief on quality compositing (PDF: 190KB/4 pages); Background brief on absolute vs. relative scoring (PDF: 249KB/7 pages)
- Oct. 16, 2012
Agenda (PDF: 73KB/1 page); Sept. 7 Draft Minutes (PDF: 86KB/3 pages); Estimated Timelines (PDF: 66KB/1 page); Draft Recommendation-Issue 1, Timeliness of Data (PDF: 108KB/3 pages); Background Briefs (PDF: 361KB/ 13 pages)
- Sept. 7, 2012
Agenda (PDF: 92KB/1 page); 2012 Session Law (PDF: 91KB/1 page); Background Briefs (PDF: 738KB/ 7 pages)