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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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MNCM’s 2019 Seminar a Success!

MNCM’s 2019 Annual Seminar “Innovating Together” on Thursday, September 12 was a huge success!  More than 250 attendees benefited from multiple sessions with topics ranging from automation and big data in quality measurement, cost transparency and using data to drive improvement in primary care, specialty care, opioids, mental health, and more.

Thank you to all speakers, moderators, attendees, and sponsors for an invaluable day of learning and engagement!

Annual Seminar 2019

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SAVE THE DATE!

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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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