Minnesota ASCs Perform High on State Quality Measures, Minnesota Department of Health Suspends Reporting Requirements

The Minnesota Department of Health suspended the Minnesota Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System ASC registration and quality measure reporting during 2014, according to a Minnesota Department of Health — Health Economics Program report.

The program was implemented in 2011 to require ASCs and other healthcare providers to register with MDH's vendor and report on three quality measures. During the three years data has been collected, ASCs showed high performance on all three measures.

According to the report, MDH will deliberate on ASC registration and reporting requirements for 2015 throughout the remainder of this year. MDH is open to working with ASCs and professional associations to assess the future of the measure, with the first comment period opening in April.

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