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

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Minnesota HealthScoresSM - This website allows users to view quality ratings for clinics and medical groups in Minnesota and surrounding areas. It is a product of MN Community Measurement™, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the improvement of health by publicly reporting health care information.

HealthPartners Clinical Quality Measures - HealthPartners assesses the quality of care provided by medical groups participating in their health plan networks. The site includes report cards on quality and affordability of care for hospitals and primary and specialty care. The 2004-2005 quality of care measures include information on quality of preventive care and care for chronic conditions.

Medica's Focus on Quality - Medica provides members with quality information on clinics and clinic systems in their health plan network.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (members only) - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota offers members provider quality information and comparisons, and health care cost estimates. Blue Cross Blue Shield login and password required.

Patient Choice Care System Comparison Guide - This consumer guide to care system quality, cost and service allows consumers to compare local provider organizations on factors such as their management of certain conditions, patient satisfaction, cost, and special programs and capabilities.

Recognized Physician Directory - The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is an independent organization that identifies Diabetes and Heart/Stroke physicians who provide high quality care in each state.

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