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2014 Total Cost of Care Webinars

August 13, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Learn about the Total Cost of Care measure release at upcoming webinars

As you know, MNCM has publicly reported clinical quality metrics for more than a decade; and last fall, we released the results of the first-ever statewide patient experience survey. Now we are nearing the release of Minnesota’s first Total Cost of Care (TCOC) measure.

For the past 18 months, MNCM has worked with a technical advisory group to create a standardized and risk-adjusted TCOC measure. The advisory group consists of representatives from medical groups, health plans, medical groups, purchasers and consumers. After extensive measure development and testing, we will release cost reports to medical groups this Fall, with public reporting possible on MNHealthScores later this year.

MN Community Measurement will host two webinars to review the details of the TCOC measure and the reports that will be released to medical groups this fall.

Webinar details

Wednesday July 23, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Webinar link:
Password: tCoC2014
Phone number: 1-877-668-4490
Access code: 572 023 068

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Webinar link:
Password: tCoC2014
Phone number: 1-877-668-4490
Access code: 578 270 753

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 612-454-4810.

What is TCOC?

Total cost of care is a measure of all costs associated with treating commercially insured patients. It’s based on actual costs, and includes professional, facility inpatient and outpatient, pharmacy, lab, radiology, ancillary and behavioral health services. Patients are attributed to medical groups based on where the majority of that patient’s primary care claims are from.

The methodology is endorsed by the National Quality Forum and data is based on commercial claims from patients insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica and PreferredOne. The data are case mix adjusted for individual patient risk using the John Hopkins Adjusted Clinical Groups (ACG) algorithm.

For more information on the measure, methodology and attribution processes, please attend one of our upcoming webinars. Details are listed below.

What do we need from you?

Medical groups do not need to submit data for this measure; data is collected from the health plans listed above. Medical groups will have the opportunity to review their specific results this fall.

As the medical group staff responsible for cost is often different than those responsible for quality reporting, please provide the name, title and email address of the correct person(s) within your organization to receive the TCOC report. The information can be sent to

We appreciate your assistance and look forward to sharing more information with you about this exciting advancement in cost reporting soon.


August 13, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Private: MN Community Measurement