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Notice of Availability of Contract for Facilitation of Provider Peer Grouping Advisory Group and Technical Panel

The Minnesota Department of Health requests proposals from respondents to coordinate, facilitate, staff, and report out the work of an advisory group and a related technical panel from June through October 2009. The purpose of this advisory group is to provide recommendations about how to most appropriately compare providers on a composite measure of risk-adjusted cost and quality. The technical panel will generate options and provide detailed analytical support to the full advisory group. The advisory group will be composed of a broad cross-section of stakeholders interested in this work. The technical panel will include a small subset of advisory group members as well as additional technical experts. The Commissioner of Health will subsequently decide on the methodology for comparing providers on the basis of both cost and quality.

Work is proposed to start after May 1, 2009.

A Request for Proposals will be available by e-mail and direct mail from this office. A written request (by e-mail or direct mail) is required to receive the Request for Proposal. 

The Request for Proposal can be obtained from:

Mat Spaan
Health Economics Program
85 E. 7th Place, Suite 220
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-201-5171

Proposals submitted in response to the Request for Proposals in this advertisement must be received at the address above no later than 4:30 p.m., Central Time, April 27, 2009. Late proposals will not be considered. Fax or e-mailed proposals will not be considered.

This request does not obligate the State to complete the work contemplated in this notice. The State reserves the right to cancel this solicitation. All expenses incurred in responding to this notice are solely the responsibility of the responder.




Updated Thursday, May 05, 2011 at 10:36AM