The commissioner of health shall support the state in its efforts to be a more prudent and efficient purchaser of quality health care services, aid the state in developing and using more common strategies and approaches for health care performance measurement and health care purchasing, promote greater transparency of health care costs and quality and greater accountability for health care results and improvement, and identify barriers to more efficient, effective, quality health care and options for overcoming the barriers.
The commissioner of health may:
(1) require reports or surveys to evaluate the performance of current health care purchasing or administrative simplification strategies;
(2) calculate fiscal impacts, including net savings and return on investment, of health care purchasing strategies and initiatives;
(4) contact and participate with other relevant health care task forces, study activities, and similar efforts with regard to health care performance measurement and performance-based purchasing; and
(5) assist in seeking external funding through appropriate grants or other funding opportunities and may administer grants and externally funded projects.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes