Wednesday, December 12, 2012

MN publishes statewide quality measures

The Minnesota Department of Health published the 2012 amendments to the Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System rules in the State Register. The adopted rule and appendices are available at the Statewide Quality Measurement and Reporting Website. 

Minnesota law requires the Minnesota Department of Health to establish a standardized set of quality measures for health care providers across the state and to produce an annual report on health care quality. A subset of the standardized set of quality measures will be used for public reporting purposes.

The Commissioner of Health is required to annually evaluate the measures included in the standardized set of quality measures. These rules were adopted in December 2009 and amended in November 2010 and 2011. The 2012 amendments to Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4654, Permanent Rules Relating to Health Care Quality Measures, were approved by the Office of Administrative Hearings on October 16, 2012, and were published in the November 13, 2012, edition of the State Register.