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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 612 454-4829.
Dr. Mark Steffen, MD, MPH, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota joined MNCM’s Board of Directors in September. Read more about Dr. Steffen here.More
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!
The July 2019 Measurement Minute is ready to view here.More
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.More
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.More
A day full of valuable information and discussions is planned for MNCM’s upcoming Annual Seminar. Check out the agenda details and see the sponsors that will be there at mncm.org.More
MNCM is seeking community input to help prioritize future measurement needs. Please take a moment to complete this survey to provide input and contribute to the conversation!More