Minnesota

As the opioid crisis continues across the country, state health policy makers understand that health is more than health care. In order to maximize health benefits, and save on costs states are looking for innovative ways to address this crisis. Several states are implementing ACH models that emphasize prevention and work with community and cross-sector, […]

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    The early years of a child’s life are critical for growth and development. Identifying developmental delays early and providing appropriate referral and treatment can help prevent more severe issues as well as considerable costs. State Medicaid agencies can play an important role in promoting early identification of developmental delays by reimbursing and tracking the use […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Nearly one in five Americans has some type of diagnosable mental health disorder. With these disorders costing $201 billion in 2013, behavioral health is a critical issue for state health policymakers. Children, including very young children, can experience mental health problems, and addressing these issues early can improve outcomes and lessen costs. Approximately 15 percent […]

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    States are testing a myriad of models that strive to achieve the Triple Aim objectives of improved care, reduced health care costs, and better health. Though several statewide health care delivery and payment system reforms have been shown to help slow the growth of health care expenditures and improve methods for delivering health care, taken […]

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  • Health care reform goals established by the Minnesota Legislature call for all Minnesotans to have access to patient-centered care, accessible, comprehensive, and coordinated primary care. The HCH program is the path to these goals. Becoming a health care home (HCH) in Minnesota means adopting “an approach to primary care in which primary care providers, families, […]

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    January 7, 2015 | Filed under: Minnesota
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    Part 4 in the Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Registered Nurses series. Click to see the rest of the series. Minnesota Health Care Homes (HCH), a patient-centered medical home initiative, utilizes regionally-based nurse planners to ensure that HCH practices are meeting specific standards of care that aim to foster […]

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    January 7, 2015 | Filed under: Minnesota, Publications
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    Part 3 in the Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Registered Nurses series. Click to see the rest of the series. Hennepin Health, a safety-net accountable care organization in Minnesota, has begun to integrate primary care into Hennepin County Mental Health Center through a behavioral health nurse care coordinator. The […]

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    December 31, 2014 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Minnesota, Publications
  • The Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Human Services are jointly leading Minnesota’s Health Care Homes Project. In 2008, the state enacted legislation requiring that all state-regulated Minnesota payers begin paying for health care homes. The state then worked with a wide range of stakeholders to develop specific criteria for certifying practices as health care homes. […]

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    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Minnesota
  • In Minnesota:   As of July 1, 2011, there were 847,638 beneficiaries enrolled in Medical Assistance, Minnesota’s Medicaid program. Of these, 556,665 were enrolled in managed care. Children enrolled in Medical Assistance and who are certified disabled are not enrolled in managed care plans; instead, they receive services on a fee-for-service basis. Home and Community-Based […]

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    November 4, 2013 | Filed under: Minnesota
  • (As of April 2013) At a glance: The Children’s Mental Health Division of the state mental health authority supports community-based service for children, including through local children’s mental health collaborative Separate billing is allowed for standardized developmental and mental health screening instruments in primary care settings, and the state has compiled a list of screening […]

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    November 1, 2013 | Filed under: Minnesota