New Report Recognizes Minnesota Medical Groups for High Quality Performance

Several top performers on quality also achieve low costs  A new report from MN Community Measurement (MNCM) combines data from multiple sources to determine which Minnesota medical groups consistently perform well on measures of health care quality. The report was released by MN Community Measurement (MNCM), an independent non-profit that serves as an objective, trusted…

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MNCARES Study Insights for Care Coordination

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The Minnesota Care Coordination Effectiveness Study (MNCARES) is focused on learning which approaches to care coordination for patients with complex health care needs and/or high health care costs produce the best outcomes for patients. As the study continues in its final year, the study team will be analyzing study data and writing papers that highlight…

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MN Community Measurement President and CEO Julie Sonier to Step Down in 2024

MINNEAPOLIS – JANUARY 3, 2024 MN Community Measurement (MNCM) announced today that Julie Sonier, who has led the organization as its President and CEO since 2017, plans to step down in the spring of 2024. During her tenure, Sonier has led major transformational efforts to position MNCM for continued success in its role as a…

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Minnesota Health Care Costs Continue Post-Pandemic Rebound With 7% Increase in 2022

New report highlights cost trends and variation for people with private health insurance MINNEAPOLIS – NOVEMBER 30, 2023 A new report from MN Community Measurement (MNCM) finds that the cost of health care services for people with private health insurance increased by 7.0 percent in 2022 in Minnesota. The report highlights cost and utilization trends…

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Uneven Progress, Mixed Results on Minnesota Health Disparities in 2022

New report provides data to support health equity improvement strategies MN Community Measurement (MNCM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting and reporting data on health care quality, cost, and equity to drive improvement in health care, has released its annual report on health care disparities by race, Hispanic ethnicity, language, and country of birth. The…

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How do other Minnesota care systems provide care coordination?

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MNCARES Study Enters Final Year – Release of Study Findings Begins and Continues through 2024 The Minnesota Care Coordination Effectiveness Study (MNCARES) is focused on learning which approaches to care coordination for patients with complex health care needs and/or high health care costs produce the best outcomes for patients. As the study enters its final…

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President’s Blog | Health Care Quality Report, Part 1 Insights

In late August, MNCM published its Health Care Quality Report: Part 1 for measures calculated from clinical data collected in 2023, primarily reflecting care delivered in 2022. The report includes data for a total of 20 clinical quality measures (11 for adults and 9 for children/adolescents). Despite improvement in 2022 for some measures – notably…

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Minnesota Health Care Quality Shows Mixed Performance in 2022

For Most Measures, Quality Has Not Returned to Pre-Pandemic Levels MINNEAPOLIS – August 31, 2023 Statewide performance on key measures of health care quality improved in 2022 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…

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