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M.S.A. §256B.072

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Performance reporting and quality improvement system

The Commissioner of Human Services must establish a performance reporting system for health care providers who participate in medical assistance programs.  The reporting system should include measures of care for asthma, diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease and measures of preventative care services.  There are separate measures for various health care settings.

For inpatient hospital care, measures used for the performance reporting system include measures of care for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, and measures of preventative care for surgical infections.  For medical groups, the measures should be similar to those used by Minnesota or national non profit groups that have established health care quality measures or evidence based health care guidelines.  There should be collaboration among various health care organizations to ensure consistency in performance reporting. 

The Commissioner may require that providers submit reporting measures in a certain format to have consistency.  The Commissioner must report the results of the measures on a public website divided into medical groups and hospitals, and should compare those results of patients enrolled in public programs with patients enrolled in private programs.  The Commissioner can collaborate with a health care reporting organization to report the results and place them on the website. 

Current as of June 2015