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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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Call for Presentations for Annual Seminar

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MNCM is soliciting proposals for presentations on topics related to improving health care quality and affordability, measurement, and the use of data for our 2019 seminar on September 12. Presentation focus area ideas include:

  • Effective strategies to improve health equity and reduce disparities
  • Advancing quality and affordability through collaboration and effective use of data
  • Leveraging performance data to target interventions that improve quality and affordability

The submission deadline for a presentation outline is May 31. Interested? Submit your presentation proposal.

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Registration Open for MNCM’s 2019 Annual Seminar

Annual Seminar 2019

The 2019 MNCM Annual Seminar will be hosted on Thursday, September 12 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. Join your colleagues from across the region for a rich day of information sharing on improving health care quality and affordability.

Come hear about the innovative projects that MNCM is developing around standardized data platforms and reducing reporting burden with automated data extraction systems.

Early bird registration is open until July 19. MNCM supporting member organizations receive a discount for all their staff. Register now. Watch for more details soon!

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MNCM Welcomes Two New Supporting Members!

MNCM is pleased to welcome two new members to its family of supporting members – Allina Health and North Memorial Health.

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Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families, and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 15 pharmacies, specialty care centers, and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Learn more at allinahealth.org.

North Memorial Health is on a mission to change healthcare and prides itself on delivering unmatched customer service and empowering customers throughout the Twin Cities to achieve their best health. Offering a complete spectrum of primary care and specialty services to meet customers’ unique healthcare needs, North Memorial Health provides access to high-quality, low-cost care throughout the Twin Cities. Through its specialty and primary care clinics, home care offering, medical transportation services, and two hospitals – North Memorial Health Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital – North Memorial Health is dedicated to delivering a more connected experience for customers. Learn more at northmemorial.com.

If your organization is interested in hearing about the benefits of the annual supporting membership program, please contact Dina Wellbrock via email at wellbrock@mncm.org or phone at 612.454.4829.

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