Health care homes are expected to participate in data collection for the following measurement activities in 2012:
- Optimal Vascular Care
- Optimal Diabetes Care
- Depression Remission at 6 months
- Optimal Asthma Care
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Patient Experience Survey
In addition, the cost measure - 30-day, All Cause Hospital Readmission - has been approved. Initially, cost data will be provided through Medicaid and Medicare claims. This measure will eventually be aligned with the CMS national standards and, where appropriate, with the work of the Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively (RARE) collaborative.
These measures are part of the Health Care Home Outcome Measurement system recommended by the Health Care Homes Performance Measurement Advisory Work Group, a public-private stakeholder group.
The work group’s recommendations are available online the week of February 6, 2012 at http://www.health.state.mn.us/healthreform/homes/outcomes/index.html. For more information, contact Cherylee Sherry, planner for the Health Care Homes Initiative at 651-201-3769 or Cherylee.Sherry@state.mn.us.