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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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MARC Approves Redesign of the Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Measures

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In May, MNCM’s Measurement and Reporting Committee (MARC) approved several recommendations for the redesign of the Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery measures. The evolution of these measures offered an opportunity for benchmarking capability and stability.

The TKR measure redesign workgroup, led by Paul Johnson, MD, Medical Director of Joint Care Services at Park Nicollet, voted to support several redesign recommendations that will enhance measure use and reporting:

  • Modify the current measure construct for functional status for 2020 report year (DOS 1/1/2018 – 12/31/2018)
  • Discontinue collection of the three-month measures for 2020 report year
  • Discontinue collection of TKR revision procedures for 2020 report year

For more information, please refer to the summary report.

Feedback about these changes will be accepted at publiccomment@mncm.org until Friday, June 14, 2019. Questions can be directed to support@mncm.org.

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Direct Data Submission Update

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Final Cycle A Risk-Adjusted Results Review Open

Cycle A measures have been approved and final medical group results will be published on MNHealthScores.org in June for the following measures: Colorectal Cancer Screening, Depression Care, Optimal Asthma Control (Adult and Children), Optimal Diabetes Care, and Optimal Vascular Care. Participating medical groups received an email communication on May 16, 2019 to preview the statewide risk-adjusted results prior to public reporting. A separate preview of the Depression Care measures will be communicated very soon.

Preliminary Cycle B Results 

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

Questions can be directed to support@mncm.org or 612.746.4522.

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