Publications Using the MN APCD
This article published in the December 2018 issue of Health Affairs reports data from the MN APCD on the patterns of telemedicine use in Minnesota during 2010-2015, across insurance coverage types, provider type, and rurality of patient residence.
This report examines case price variation for four common, clinically uncomplicated inpatient surgeries. This is the second in a series of reports focusing on variation in health care prices for common treatments and procedures in Minnesota. (August 2018)
- Commercial Case Price Variation among High-Volume Inpatient Treatments in Minnesota Hospitals (Part 2): July 2014 - June 2015, Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
This issue brief describes opioid prescription patterns in Minnesota in 2012 and 2015. (April 2018)
This report examines case price variation among four common, clinically uncomplicated inpatient treatments in orthopedic and obstetric care. This is the first in a series of reports focusing on variation in health care prices for common treatments and procedures in Minnesota. (January 2018)
This report describes the results of the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) work in developing estimates of the health care costs directly associated with selected chronic conditions and smoking. (December 2017)
This issue brief presents the first-ever look at a selection of 18 low-value services in Minnesota in 2014. The issue brief presents estimates of use and spending on low-value services in two main categories: diagnostic imaging and disease screening. (May 2017)
This issue brief provides an overview of pharmaceutical spending and use trends in Minnesota from 2009 to 2013. This first analysis in a series of research initiatives distinguishes between prescription trends in retail pharmacy settings and medical settings (such as physicians’ offices and hospital outpatient clinics). The analysis looks at trends in the number of drug claims, total spending and spending per claim. (November 2016)
This study, commissioned by the 2013 Minnesota Legislature, investigates the feasibility of state-based risk adjustment in Minnesota's individual and small group markets. In the study, the research team assessed the performance of the federal model with Minnesota data and performed statistical and actuarial modeling of a number of scenarios for Minnesota-based risk adjustment, including the effect of reinsurance. (October 2016)
Chronic Conditions in Minnesota: New Estimates of Prevalence, Cost and Geographic Variation for Insured Minnesotans, 2012 (PDF)
This report examines chronic disease prevalence and spending for Minnesota residents with health insurance in 2012, using Minnesota’s robust All Payers Claims Database (MN APCD). The report presents overall estimates of prevalence and spending for chronic conditions, considering approximately 125 distinct diseases. It also presents more detailed results for 10 select conditions. Estimates are prepared for the state overall, as well as at the county-level. (January 2016)
Potentially Preventable Health Care Events in Minnesota (PDF)
This report provides a baseline for the volume and associated spending of potentially preventable health care events in Minnesota in 2012. These events comprise emergency department visits, hospital stays and hospital readmissions that could have potentially been prevented with timely access to primary care better care coordination and prescription management; improved health care literacy by patients and better coordination across providers and between patients, their families, providers and social support services. (July 2015)
Chronic Pain Procedures in Minnesota (PDF)
This report examines the provision of chronic pain management services in Minnesota from 2010 through 2012. The report includes a description of the volume, geographic distribution, facility type, and provider type/specialty of the rendering provider. (January 2015).