Pandemic’s Impact on Health Care Quality by Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Country of Birth Is Still Evident, Despite Improved Performance in 2021

MNCM Health Care Disparities by RELC Report MY 2021

New report provides data to support health equity investment Download Report Health care quality improved in 2021 for a core set of measures across categories defined by race, Hispanic ethnicity, language, and country of birth, according to a new report from MN Community Measurement (MNCM). The measures include care for chronic conditions like diabetes, heart…

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Minnesota Health Care Quality Regaining Ground Lost During Pandemic

New Report Highlights Statewide Trends, Variation by Region and Medical Group Statewide performance on key measures of health care quality improved in 2021 but remains below pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report from MN Community Measurement. The Minnesota Health Care Quality Report Part 1: Clinical Quality Measures Reported by Medical Groups includes information about…

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Recent Analysis Shows Racial Disparities in Depression Treatment

By Julie Sonier, MNCM President I recently came across an interesting report on racial disparities in depression treatment by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Published in May 2022, I found this report noteworthy for several reasons.  First, it directly addresses two topics that have been much in the news and the focus of attention…

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Minnesota Health Care Performance in 2020 Reflects Pandemic Challenges

New Online Tool Allows Easier Comparisons Across Medical Groups Statewide performance on many measures of health care quality declined in 2020, according to a new report from MN Community Measurement. The Minnesota Health Care Quality Report: Results for Care Delivered in 2020 is a comprehensive summary that includes statewide and medical group performance on measures…

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New Report Shows Decline in Cancer Screenings, Other Health Care Quality Measures

Results Illustrate Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Health Care Services in 2020 MN Community Measurement (MNCM), an independent nonprofit organization that empowers health care decision makers with meaningful data to drive improvement, has released a new spotlight report that sheds light on key health care quality indicators for 2020. The report includes results for…

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Minnesota Privately Insured Health Care Costs Fell 2.5 Percent in 2020

MN Community Measurement’s annual health care cost report illustrates pandemic’s impact on cost, utilization of services MN Community Measurement (MNCM), an independent nonprofit organization that empowers health care decision makers with meaningful data to drive improvement, has released its annual report comparing health care costs, utilization, and prices across medical groups in Minnesota. The Health…

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