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Equity and Disparities in Minnesota

        The state of Minnesota has addressed health disparities and barriers to care by implementing patient centered health care homes.  The health care home model emphasizes appropriate care based on the patient’s race, ethnicity and primary language.1  An annual evaluation of the health care home must take place, which includes the number of state health care beneficiaries enrolled in health care homes, key characteristics of enrollees, including number and type of chronic conditions, and race, ethnicity and language.2  Minnesota law also authorizes assessment of whether the Medicaid and community health center programs adequately address health disparities and access to care by racial and ethnic minorities within the state.3



  • 1. M.S.A. §256B.0751
  • 2. M.S.A. §256B.0752
  • 3. M.S.A. §256B.043


Equity and Disparities in Minnesota

Subtopic Statute/Regulation Description
Equity and Disparities M.S.A. §256B.043 Cost-containment efforts The Commissioner of Health Services must consider ways to improve quality and save money through the use of complementary or...
M.S.A. §256B.0751 Health care homes Standards must be in place for the establishment of health care homes for state health programs.  The standards used should be...
M.S.A. §256B.0752 Health care home reporting requirements An annual report of the implementation and administration of the health care homes must be submitted to the...