The November 2019 Measurement Minute is ready to view here.More
MNCM is temporarily suspending data collection and reporting of the Symptom Control During Chemotherapy (SCDC) measures and spine surgery and total knee replacement measures for 2020.More
On November 7, MN Community Measurement released its 2019 Health Care Cost and Utilization report. The report highlights health care cost trends and drivers of cost growth throughout the state of Minnesota and includes data that consumers, employers, and others can use to compare costs of different providers.More
Lucas Nesse joined the Minnesota Council of Health Plans as its President and CEO in October 2019.
Prior to assuming this role Lucas was most recently with the Minnesota Business Partnership and brings deep experience in public policy and team leadership. In his five years at the Minnesota Business Partnership, Lucas served as director of health policy and grassroots advocacy, and was instrumental in the development and implementation of strategic policy initiatives and advocacy plans. Prior to that role, he served in the Minnesota Legislature for 10 years, serving as the legislative director and chief advisor to the Senate leadership during his last four years. Lucas earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Gustavus Adolphus College and his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law. He currently resides in Lake Elmo with his wife and two children.More
Annual clinic and provider registration has opened for all Minnesota physician clinics and other medical groups for 2020 clinical quality reporting. Key dates for reporting clinical quality measures via MNCM’s Direct Data Submission process are as follows:More
Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) has joined MNCM as a supporting member for 2019/2020. OMC’s mission is to deliver exceptional patient care focusing on caring, quality, safety, and service. OMC’s 168 clinicians join over 1,300 other healthcare professionals serving at 20 locations, including two multi-specialty clinics, a Level IV trauma hospital with 24-hour emergency room, a Skyway Clinic in downtown Rochester, and 11 community branch clinics.
If your organization is interested in hearing about the benefits of the annual supporting membership program, please contact Dina Wellbrock or call 612.454.4829.More
The September 2019 Measurement Minute is ready to view here.More
The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement’s (NRHI’s) 3rd Annual National Affordability Summit is being held in Minneapolis on October 15–16. This is a great opportunity to learn from and collaborate with thought leaders and change makers from across the country on how stakeholders can and must work together to drive change. Learn more and register >>More
MNCM is pleased to announce a new partnership with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) to test measure specification updates to AAN’s measure, Counseling for Women of Childbearing Potential with Epilepsy. MNCM is looking for neurology practices around the region that are interested in participating in this project. Dates of service would include November 1, 2019 through October 31, 2020, with submission via a HIPAA-secured File Transfer Protocol (FTP) in mid-November/early December 2020. If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact Jess Amo at email@example.com.More
As a reminder for provider clinics, the Minnesota Department of Health’s Health Information Technology (HIT) Web Survey has transitioned to data collection every two years instead of annually. The next cycle will begin in September 2020, and communications will be sent closer to that time. Please contact MDH at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- Required annual clinic and provider registration will open on November 1, 2019 for all Minnesota physician clinics as well as other medical groups that plan to participate in 2020 clinical quality reporting through MNCM. More information, including registration instructions, will be communicated in October.
- The data submission deadlines for 2020 are as follows:
- February 14, 2020: Colorectal Cancer Screening, Optimal Asthma Control/Asthma Education and Self-Management, Optimal Diabetes Care, Optimal Vascular Care
- February 28, 2020: Depression Care Measures
- March 20, 2020: Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening
Data collection guides and value sets will be available in October.
- MNCM will be launching a new online MNCM Academy in November. This new tool will include educational courses about submitting clinical quality data to MNCM. Users will be able to view recorded presentations and take a brief knowledge quiz for a certificate of completion of each course. This resource will be available to both those who are new to quality reporting and data submission with MNCM, as well as to those who would like a refresher. Please stay tuned!
Questions? Contact us by email at email@example.com or call 612-746-4522.More
Everyone benefits when the quality and affordability of healthcare in Minnesota improve. Organizations that join MNCM as supporting members become part of our pioneering work to empower decision makers with meaningful data to drive improvement and positively impact health care quality, cost, and patient experience.
MNCM is pleased to welcome the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce as its newest supporting member. The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is the state’s largest business organization, representing more than 2,300 businesses of all types and sizes across Minnesota.
MNCM would also like to thank the following supporting members who have recently renewed their membership:
- American Cancer Society
- Avera Medical Group
- CentraCare Health
- Entira Family Clinics
- FirstLight Health System
- HealthPartners Medical Group
- MN Rural Health Cooperative
MNCM offers supporting memberships for different types of organizations, including medical groups, health plans, advocacy organizations, and commercial businesses. For more information, please contact Dina Wellbrock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612 454-4829.