SIM Multi-Payer Alignment Task Force
The Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Health have appointed two task forces to support the Minnesota Accountable Health Model initiative, which aims to improve community health and ensure that every Minnesotan has access to team-based, coordinated, patient-centered care. The Multi-Payer Alignment Task Force focuses working to reduce barriers to health care delivery reform, and the Community Advisory Task Force, focuses on engaging communities and patients.
Minnesota was awarded a $45 million State Innovation Model (SIM) grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in February 2013. The initiative will use the funds between October 2013 to Octover 2016 to develop new ways of creating healthy communities and delivering and paying for health care.
- November 22, 2013
11/22/13 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Mulit-Payer Alignment Task Force
- October 3, 2013
10/3/13 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Multi-Payer Alignment Task Force
Hiway Federal Credit Union
840 Westminster St., St. Paul
- August 29, 2013
This was a joing meeting between the SIM Community Advisory Task Force and the Multi-payer Alignment Task Force.
- July 16, 2013
The Multi-Payer Task Force's first meeting is Tuesday, July 16, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Room 2370, 540 Cedar St., St. Paul.
- Multi-Payer Task Force Members
Charles Abrahamson, Vice President of Network Management and Provider Relations, HealthPartners
Garrett Black, Senior Vice President of Health Management, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Amy Burt, Medical Director, Government Programs, Medica
Alicia Howes, Clinic Operations Manager, St. Mary’s Health Clinics
Scott Leitz, Assistant Commissioner of Health Care, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Beth Monsrud, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, UCare
Jim Przybilla, CEO, PrimeWest Health
Carolyn Pare, President and CEO of the Minnesota Health Action Group
Patrick Rock, CEO and Medical Director of Indian Health Board of Minneapolis, Inc.
Brett Skyles, CEO, Itasca Medical Care
Jennifer DeCubellis, ex-officio, Assistant County Administrator-Health, Hennepin County
- Multi-Payer Task Force Charge
The charge of the SIM Multi-Payer Alignment Task Force is to assist in the development and implementation of strategies to build alignment across payers, and initiate joint efforts in Minnesota for the following areas:
- Identification of barriers to alignment of Accountable Care Organization (ACO) payment methods and integration of services across the continuum of care, and strategies to address barriers
- Development of common performance measures on cost, quality and patient experience for ACOs
- Standardization of content and format of data analytics feeds and support to providers
- Alignment of approaches to risk adjustment, attribution or assignment, financial models and ACO contract requirements