Minnesota Health Information: A Guide to Health Care Quality and Cost in Minnesota

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Minnesota Purchasers Health Plan Evaluation - This September 2006 report, prepared by the Buyers Health Care Action Group (BHCAG), provides information that is intended for purchasers of health care to buy and evaluate health care based on real value, not just on price. The report compares health plan performance in the following areas: health information technology, consumer engagement and support, provider measurement, primary prevention and health promotion, chronic disease management, behavioral health, and pharmacy management.

Guide to Small Employer Health Plan Market - The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) created this guide to the health plan market for small employers. Find the answers to common questions about health insurance options, regulations, and plans in Minnesota.

Guide to Health Insurance Options for Small Businesses - (PDF file: 333KB/13 pages) CoverTheUninsuredWeek.org created this overview of national laws, regulations, health plan options, and other important information for small businesses purchasing health coverage for their employees.

Public Employee Insurance Program (PEIP) - PEIP provides insurance coverage options to public employee groups in Minnesota, including counties, cities, towns, school districts, and other public jurisdictions.

NCQA Quality Profiles™ - The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care. Employers can browse through NCQA's Quality Profiles™ to learn how health plans can treat specific health care issues in the workforce successfully.

NCQA Quality Dividend Calculator™ - The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) created the Quality Dividend Calculator™ to help employers estimate the benefits of increased productivity and reduced absenteeism associated with providing high quality health care to employees.

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