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

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DHS Licensing Information Lookup - The Department of Human Services provides information on licensing status (whether license is active, conditional, suspended or revoked) and services for a range of providers licensed by DHS: child care, adult day care services, chemical health programs, programs providing services to people with developmental disabilities, foster care for adults and children, independent living, assistance for youth, mental health treatment programs and residential care for children.  The site can be searched by provider type, location, or name.

Minnesota Council of Health Plans - The Minnesota Council of Health Plans is a non-profit organization that offers health cost, quality and insurance information to consumers, the media, legislators and health plans.

Compare Your Care™ - Developed by HealthFront and FACCT, this interactive site gives specific information care that is unusually good or poor, and tips on how to get better health care.

Medicare.gov - The Official U.S. Government Site for people with Medicare.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations - The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) evaluates and accredits nearly 16,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, it strives to improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public.

State Health Facts Online - How does Minnesota compare to the national average? Kaiser Family Foundation offers State Health Facts Online to display state profile and comparison information on health care costs, insurance, public programs, health status and demographics.

National Quality Forum - The National Quality Forum is a not-for-profit organization made up of private and public members. It was created to promote healthcare quality measurement, reporting and improvement.

National Committee for Quality Assurance - NCQA provides quality report cards for managed care plans, physicians and other health care services. Its goal is to improve quality and accountability in health care delivery.

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