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.

Health Plan Report Card (NCQA) - The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) rates health plans in your area by access and service, qualified providers, staying healthy, getting better, living with an illness, and the plan's overall rating.

Managed Behavioral Health Care Orgs Report Card (NCQA) - The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) provides accreditation status on managed behavioral health plans across the country.

Minnesota's HMO Performance Measures - This site links consumers to quality of care information reported by Minnesota HMOs on common health care services for diabetes, cancer screenings, immunizations, well-child visits, and high blood pressure.

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