Monday, April 9, 2012

Recommendations sought for Statewide quality reporting

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) invites interested stakeholders to submit recommendations on the addition, removal, or modification of standardized quality measures to MDH by June 1, 2012.

The Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed. Ehlinger will take these recommendations into consideration in determining what, if any, changes should be made to the Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System.

Recommendations must be submitted to MDH at by 4:30 p.m. on June 1, 2012, to be considered. Click here to learn more about submitting comments.

The Minnesota Department of Health established and annually updates a core set of standardized health care quality measures for physician clinics and hospitals. These measures include care for diabetes, coronary artery and heart disease, asthma, and depression. Measures are developed in consultation with health care providers and are based on medical evidence. Providers are required to submit data on these measures and MDH publicly reports this information.