The Minnesota Health Action Group has a long-standing commitment to improving mental health care, most recently through its Mental Health Guiding Coalition (the “Guiding Coalition”). With mental health care delivery and outcomes significantly lagging physical health, the Guiding Coalition is focused on accelerating high-value, integrated mental health care for employees and their families, while driving positive change on behalf of all Minnesotans.
To better understand current health plan capabilities and to promote market-wide quality improvement, The Action Group conducted a special request for information and invited local health plans to participate (the “eValue8 Mental Health Deep Dive”), in collaboration with the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.
The mental health version of eValue8 includes information across key areas in behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder), including: Network adequacy & access; physician measurement, management & payment; pharmaceutical management; member engagement, management & support; accreditation & compliance with parity; and data analysis & reporting.
Results are now in for participating Minnesota health plans (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, and Medica) and will be shared with all who are interested during a October 2, 2019, webinar.
The eValue8 Mental Health Deep Dive is:
Foong-Khwan Siew, Ph.D., M.B.A., independent health care consultant, researcher and national director of eValue8, will join Nance Lee Mosquera, employee benefits manager for the City of Saint Paul and Action Group Board member, and Deb Krause, Action Group vice president, on the webinar.
Please join us for this important reveal of groundbreaking results!
October 2, 2019
9 a.m.-10 a.m.
(Access information will be sent to registered attendees)
The Action Group supports the work of NRHI, an organization that works closely with federal agencies, national foundations, and national stakeholder groups to transform health care delivery, payment and information systems. Its 3rd Annual National Affordability Summit will bring together top thought leaders and change makers taking action and creating urgency for affordable health care, including Deb Krause, Action Group vice president.
Speakers and panelists will showcase how they are improving health, reducing costs, and eliminating waste in the health care system. Health and health care professionals, community organizations, federal, state, and local policy makers, providers, and health plans will come together to connect in an intimate, collaborative setting.
Read Carolyn Pare’s new blog on the urgent need to address health care system waste by clicking on the title below:
October 15, 2019
1 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
October 16, 2019
7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Southeast Oak. St.