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On August 9, the American Psychiatric Association will host an event in the Twin Cities – Advancing and Sustaining Integrated Care in Minnesota. Integrating effective behavioral health into primary care through the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) is evidence-based and shown to improve outcomes, prevent downstream health costs, and improve access to mental health services. At this event, participants will learn how health systems can implement this model, including practical strategies such as how services can be billed through the new CMS collaborative care management codes. Information and registration can be found on the American Psychiatric Association site.

Don’t forget to register for the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvements third annual National Affordability Summit in Minneapolis October 15-16. Learn more and register.

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Direct Data Submission Update

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Cycle A measures (Colorectal Cancer Screening, Depression Care, Optimal Asthma Control – Adult and Children, Optimal Diabetes Care, Optimal Vascular Care) have been approved, and final statewide results are published on MN Community Measurement’s health scorecard, MNHealthScores.org.

Cycle B measures (Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening, Spine Surgery Lumbar Discectomy/Laminotomy and Lumbar Fusion, and Total Knee Replacement) will be approved soon. The Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening final statewide results will be published on MNHealthScores.org in July, and the orthopedic measures will be published in October.

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Direct Data Submission Update – June 2019

Cycle A measures (Colorectal Cancer Screening, Depression Care, Optimal Asthma Control – Adult and Children, Optimal Diabetes Care, Optimal Vascular Care) have been approved, and following a preview by medical groups, final statewide results will be published to MN Community Measurement’s health scorecard, MNHealthScores.org, later this month.

Data submission for Cycle B measures (Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening, Spine Surgery Lumbar Discectomy/Laminotomy and Lumbar Fusion, and Total Knee Replacement) concluded and data validation continues. Participating medical groups have the ability to see their individual preliminary results in the MNCM Data Portal and will have an opportunity to review the preliminary statewide results in late June. A notification email will be sent at that time.

If you have questions, email support@mncm.org or call 612.746.4522.

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National Affordability Summit in Minneapolis October 15-16

Network for Regional Health Improvement’s 3rd Annual National Affordability Summit will bring together top thought leaders and change makers who are taking action and creating urgency for affordable health care. Speakers will showcase how they are improving health, reducing cost, and eliminating waste in the health care system. Health and health care professionals, community organizations, federal, state, and local policy makers, providers and health plans will come together to connect in an intimate, collaborative setting. Through multi-stakeholder collaboration there is tremendous opportunity, and the time is now for true transformation.

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Register for MNCM’s Annual Seminar: Early Bird Registration Rate Ends Soon

MNCM’s Annual Seminar “Innovating Together” is September 12, 2019 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park, MN. Key topics for the day include:

  • Using big data and artificial intelligence to drive innovation in measurement and improve outcomes;
  • Leveraging technology to streamline data collection and increase the availability of timely and actionable quality measurement;
  • Priorities for future measurement; and
  • Health care costs, specialty care, health equity, opioids, mental health, and more.

Register before the early bird discount ends July 19!

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