Navigation Links
MN Community Measurement Brings Cost and Quality Information Together For Consumers
Date:8/26/2009

First significant step toward making price transparent to consumers

Medical group-specific cost information available at www.mnhealthscores.org

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a significant step toward bringing cost and quality information together to help consumers make informed decisions about their health care, MN Community Measurement has published new information about how much medical groups are paid to provide more than 100 common health care services. MN Community Measurement, a nonprofit organization, already provides objective information on the quality of health care through its Web site, www.mnhealthscores.org.

MN Community Measurement worked with health plans and provider organizations to develop this measure based on a request from Governor Tim Pawlenty's Health Cabinet. "This has been a great example of how we can work together as a community to give people information they can use about the cost of care," said Jim Chase, president of MN Community Measurement.

A piece of the puzzle

The new cost-of-care measure reports the average amount health plans in Minnesota pay physicians and other health care providers to perform 103 health care services, including flu shots, colonoscopies and Cesarean sections. The measure does not include payments to hospitals and other health care facilities for services provided in those settings.

Four health plans in Minnesota provided the data for this measure: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica and PreferredOne. The measure includes amounts the health plans paid in 2008 for people who received their insurance coverage through their
'/>"/>

SOURCE MN Community Measurement
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Crestline Gives Back to the Community
2. American Community Introduces Latitude(TM) Health Plan for Employer Groups in Nebraska
3. Greenway Medical Technologies PrimeEnterprise Creates an Interconnected and Interoperable System of Community Health Information for Its Customers
4. SamarionSolution Installed in Covington Retirement Community
5. Career Step and Kapi'olani Community College Celebrate Five Year Partnership
6. Alcohol abuse screening/brief interventions in community hospital emergency department
7. TrinityCare Senior Living Announces Funding Agreement for Senior Living Community Near Knoxville
8. Give Blood Today for Community Preparedness
9. MN Community Measurement Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Quality Measure For Depression Care
10. Community Health Plan of Washington Selects Perot Systems for Business Process Solutions
11. Purple Communications Invites Greater San Ramon Community to Celebrate Ms. Ella Mae Lentz, Finalist in Dream Bigger Initiative
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 Locating an approximate price ... to present personal information before rates would be viewable. ... life insurance quotes are distributed online using its policy ... plans that an adult has access to review using ... companies. The system for quotation distribution built in 2013 ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Spring, Md. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... (CHEST) recently released guidelines for the management and ... Pharmacological Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults: ... are free to view for clinicians, and provide ... PAH. , The Pulmonary Hypertension Association ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... decline in the use of hormone therapy has spawned ... suffering in silence with hot flashes, according to a ... colleagues. , In the study published in the ... , the team found that moderate to severe hot ... not treated in most women. Women with VMS experience ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Ticket Down is a dependable source for ... in Santa Clara. Levi’s Stadium is a brand new ... July and will host their first international soccer match on ... two of the best teams that are both coming off ... to continue their successes from the tournament in this international ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 Sound Telecom, a leading telecommunications ... cloud-based business communication systems, has unveiled an article titled ... Secure Text Messaging .” The piece examines the world ... do to remain compliant with HIPAA and HITECH requirements. ... and C.O.O. at Sound Telecom, opens with evidence that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Life Insurance Quotes for Term Policies Now Found at Insurer Website Online 2Health News:Pulmonary Hypertension Association Endorses CHEST Guidelines for Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults 2Health News:The high cost of hot flashes: Millions in lost wages preventable 2Health News:Mexico vs. Chile Tickets at Levi’s Stadium: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for Inaugural Soccer Match between Chile and Mexico in Santa Clara 2Health News:Mexico vs. Chile Tickets at Levi’s Stadium: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for Inaugural Soccer Match between Chile and Mexico in Santa Clara 3Health News:Sound Telecom Releases Article on Secure Messaging with Huge Implications for the Healthcare Industry 2Health News:Sound Telecom Releases Article on Secure Messaging with Huge Implications for the Healthcare Industry 3
... ... Are Being Challenged , ... Provo, UT (Vocus) March 9, 2010 -- Tahitian Noni International (TNI) ... the network marketing industry. TNI believes that their Tahitian Noni® Original Bioactive Beverage™ is ...
... ... billion in subsidies over five years for making “meaningful use” of certified Electronic Medical ... ... 2010 -- Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) hospitals and physicians can ...
... ... Honest Tea, Hypertherm, RSM McGladrey, and Northeast Delta Dental join mission, in the most ... a wide range of workers., , ... (PRWEB) March 9, 2010 -- Flex-Friendly, which promotes workplace flexibility and ...
... ... ... ... ...
... people make up approximately 13 percent of the ... understanding its disability status and employment characteristics becomes ... disabilities make important contributions to our society, and ... range of impairments. A new study by researchers ...
... ... pain-relief that doesn,t come in traditional drug-form. With the launch of Oram Plus, developer Daniel ... ... done it again with the development of his new gum disease treatment, Oram Plus., , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:$250,000 Bioactive Beverage Challenge Announced By Tahitian Noni International 2Health News:$250,000 Bioactive Beverage Challenge Announced By Tahitian Noni International 3Health News:Three Security Firms Create Consortium To Automate Meaningful Use Requirements And Qualify Clients For $Billions In Stimulus Funds 2Health News:Three Security Firms Create Consortium To Automate Meaningful Use Requirements And Qualify Clients For $Billions In Stimulus Funds 3Health News:New Gender-Neutral Flex-Friendly Certification Makes the Business Case for Flex Even in a Tough Economy. 2Health News:New Gender-Neutral Flex-Friendly Certification Makes the Business Case for Flex Even in a Tough Economy. 3Health News:New Gender-Neutral Flex-Friendly Certification Makes the Business Case for Flex Even in a Tough Economy. 4Health News:New Gender-Neutral Flex-Friendly Certification Makes the Business Case for Flex Even in a Tough Economy. 5Health News:Quantros Releases Video in Recognition of National Patient Safety Week 2Health News:Quantros Releases Video in Recognition of National Patient Safety Week 3Health News:Immigrants with disabilities more frequently employed than US-born persons with disabilities 2Health News:Oram Plus Set to Take the Pain out of Gum Disease and Cavities, Naturally 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... Global Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair Devices Market ... About Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair Devices ... that connect, support, or surround bones. There are ... tendons, ligaments, cartilage, fascia, and other fibrous tissues. ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 According to ... Radiology, CAD/CAM, Dental Chairs, Dental Lasers), Current Trends, Opportunities ... global Dental Equipment Market is expected to reach ... 2014, growing at a CAGR of 5.7% between ... data tables and 61 figures spread through 167 ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 Pulse Systems, ... (EHR) , Practice Management , and Revenue Cycle ... known business practices performed by some RCM vendors, at UBM ... PA on September 19-20, 2014.  ... will return in September with a new session encouraging practices ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair Devices Market 2014-2018 2Global Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair Devices Market 2014-2018 3Global Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair Devices Market 2014-2018 4Global Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair Devices Market 2014-2018 5Dental Equipment Market Worth $7,138.9 Million by 2019 2Dental Equipment Market Worth $7,138.9 Million by 2019 3Pulse Systems Presents the Truth about Revenue Cycle Management Services at Practice Rx 2Pulse Systems Presents the Truth about Revenue Cycle Management Services at Practice Rx 3Pulse Systems Presents the Truth about Revenue Cycle Management Services at Practice Rx 4
... YORK, Sept. 9 New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving ... Island, the Hudson Valley and New Jersey, calls upon our ... and Labor Day holiday weekend have resulted in fewer donations ... B-negative blood for patients in need. Donations from ...
... Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, known as PCOS, is a silent ... body and increases the risk of serious illness. ... and increases the risk of heart disease, insulin resistance, diabetes ... abnormality in women of child bearing age, affecting 5 to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Blood Donors Needed as School, Fall Season Returns 2Blood Donors Needed as School, Fall Season Returns 3Detailed Cholesterol Test Provides Vital Clues for Women in Search of PCOS Answers 2Detailed Cholesterol Test Provides Vital Clues for Women in Search of PCOS Answers 3
... super series slit ... Examination through small ... fundus diagnostic capability, ... potential field of ...
... Volk's super ... biomicroscopy lenses. General ... Provide unprecedented fundus ... addressing maximum potential ...
Volk indirect lenses. General diagnosis / small pupil examinations....
Volk indirect lenses. General diagnosis & treatment....
Medicine Products: