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Lucas Nesse Joins MNCM’s Board of Directors

Lucas NesseLucas 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.

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Olmsted Medical Center Joins MNCM as Newest Supporting Member

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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.

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Opportunity to Participate in Pilot Testing for Epilepsy Measures

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 amo@mncm.org.

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Get Ready for 2020 Data Reporting!

  • 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 support@mncm.org or call 612-746-4522.

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Thank You to New and Renewing Supporting Members of MNCM!

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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 wellbrock@mncm.org or 612 454-4829.

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