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Recent Analysis Shows Racial Disparities in Depression Treatment

July 11, 2022

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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MNCM Blog Articles

Recent Analysis Shows Racial Disparities in Depression Treatment

July 11, 2022

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.…

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President’s Blog | A Vision for Data to Drive Improvement in Health Equity

October 14, 2021

In my last blog post in June, I wrote about MN Community Measurement’s new strategic plan for 2021 to 2025 and how improvement in health…

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President’s Blog | Improving Minnesota Health Care Quality, Affordability, and Equity: Strategic Priorities for 2021-2025

June 21, 2021

In the past few years, MN Community Measurement’s work has been evolving and changing. Many people know MNCM as an organization that collects and publishes…

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Diverse people putting hands in to signify teamwork

President’s Blog | Together, we can make progress in reducing health disparities.

June 23, 2020

In recent months, we’ve all experienced a lot of things we likely didn’t expect we’d see this year: the emergence of a pandemic that has…

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Health care graphs, stethoscope and professional using laptop to review records

Measurement Blog | Simplifying & Refining Quality Measures to Reduce Burden

June 15, 2020

In this current day and age of electronic health records (EHRs) it is hard to remember a time when all health records were maintained on…

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Two medical professionals look at test tube

President’s Blog | What does the COVID-19 pandemic mean for health care measurement and reporting?

April 13, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to upend business as usual in health care, many people are wondering what it will mean for health care quality…

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Measurement Minute is MNCM's quarterly e-newsletter where you can track the latest news and learn about ways to engage with MNCM. The newsletter provides information on topics such as new measure development, data submission deadlines, quality and cost report releases, and updates on other relevant activities at the state and national level.

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PRESS RELEASES

In Minnesota, Large Disparities in Health Care Persist by Race, Language, and Country of Birth

New report provides data to support improvement efforts Minnesotans who are Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic/Latinx are far more ...

New Report Shows 2020 Decline in Quality Measures for Minnesota Public Health Insurance Programs

Disparities with other payers shrinking in several places, however Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there were some bright spots ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

New Report Reveals Performance on Health Care Quality Measures Declined in 2020

Analysis sheds light on key strategies needed to address COVID-19 impact on preventive and chronic care. Minneapolis, MN ...