MN APCD Request for Information (RFI)
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MN APCD Request for Information (RFI)

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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) sought public comments through this Request for Information (RFI) to help inform our selection and prioritization of health research topics that use the Minnesota All Payer Claims Database (MN APCD).

MDH uses the MN APCD to conduct research in a range of areas as authorized by the Minnesota Legislature, and sought community input on how best to apply its limited resources to timely and relevant health research for the upcoming two years. Specifically, MDH invited input about:

  1. Ideas for extending current MDH research activities
  2. Ideas for new research areas for investigation
  3. Principles for prioritizing research studies

MDH will share a summary on this webpage of the comments we receive. In this summary, we do not plan to identify responders. We will carefully consider all recommendations, and evaluate their feasibility within the context of available resources and legislative authority.

See more details about the RFI (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should respond?

We invited responses from individuals and organizations who are interested in improving our shared understanding of key health policy issues in Minnesota that are broadly related to health insurance and care access; health care services use and cost; disease burden; and population health.

We welcomed responses from a wide range of stakeholders, including but not limited to: patients or patient advocates, researchers, health care providers, health insurers, employers, data scientists, data and technology organizations, community organizations, and the media.


RFI released: Friday, December 8, 2017

Informational webinar: Friday, December 15, 2017, 2:00-2:45 p.m. CST.

RFI responses due: Friday, February 9, 2018

Informational Webinar

We hosted a public webinar on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 2:00-2:45 p.m. CST to review the purpose of the RFI, provide background information and to address your questions. You did not have to participate in the webinar in order to respond to the RFI.

Download the slides from the RFI Webinar (PDF)

Updated Friday, January 25, 2019 at 03:34PM