Managed care reporting

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Minnesotans need full disclosure and greater accountability of how public dollars are spent for health care services for people enrolled in Medical Assistance (MA) and MinnesotaCare (PDF) (DHS-4932). In an effort to provide this information, Gov. Mark Dayton directed the Department of Human Services (DHS) to establish this website under an executive order (PDF). It is a single source for all publicly available state information and reports on managed care plans under contract with DHS for publicly funded health care programs. News and updates about state managed care and reforms are also online.

About this website

Minnesota spent about $3.7 billion in state fiscal year 2012 purchasing health care through managed care plans for more than 700,000 people enrolled in public health care programs. These links provide information on managed care plan quality of care, financials, contracting and reports by state agencies. This information is collected by DHS as the purchaser of health care services for public program enrollees and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the state agency that regulates managed care plans including health maintenance organizations and county-based purchasing plans. DHS launched the site in April 2011. The site is a work in progress and additional information will be posted.

  • • Contracts
    DHS contracts with each managed care plan for the various groups of people, such as families with children and seniors, covered by MA and MinnesotaCare are listed here. Model contacts and the contracting schedules are also included.
  • • Enrollment
    This includes information on how many people are enrolled in each plan and county. A series of maps show which plans are contracted to provide services to public program enrollees in each county for each program.
  • • Financial information and data
    This is information about payments made by DHS to managed care plans. It also includes annual financial reports from the plans with data on revenues, expenses and net income for all their health care business.
  • • Quality, outcomes and performance measures
    This is information about health care services provided to people through managed care plans. It includes information about quality of care, efforts to improve services, incentives for providers to improve care and customer surveys.
  • • Reports and audits
    These are reports and audits related to managed care plans required by the Governor and/or Legislature.

  • Report on the Value of Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Managed Care, as Compared to Fee-For-Service

    The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) contracted with Public Consulting Group (PCG) to author a report on the value of managed care for state public health care programs required by Minnesota Sessions Laws 2012, Chapter 247, Article 1, Section 31. Specifically, PCG was tasked with determining the value of managed care for Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) in comparison with a Fee-For-Service (FFS) delivery system. This is their report.


    Self-reported MCO quality improvement initiatives

    Minnesota Managed Care Organizations (MCO) have begun to submit annual summaries of how their Quality Improvement Program identifies, monitors and works to improve service and clinical quality issues relevant to the Minnesota Health Care Program (MHCP) enrollees. The first set of reports is included here. Each MCO summary highlights what each MCO considers significant quality improvement activities that have resulted in measurable, meaningful and sustained improvement.


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