Minnesota Health Plans and Provider Organizations
The Divisionof Health Policy and Management is located in the Twin cities (Minneapolis, St. Paul) in Minnesota, a state noted for innovative organizations and healthcare resources.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been providing health care to the people of Minnesota since 1933. This health plan offers different products, services, programs and provider networks. Visit this site to look for a health care plan for an individual or business, find a doctor in one of their networks and learn more about BCBS.
HealthPartners is a family of nonprofit Minnesota health care organizations focused on improving the health of its members, its patients and the community. HealthPartners is consumer-governed. HealthPartners and its related organizations provide health care services, insurance and HMO coverage to nearly 660,000 members. More than 9,200 employees staff the various HealthPartners organizations. The HealthPartners family includes the HealthPartners Medical Group and Clinics, RiverWay Clinics, HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics, HealthPartners Dental Group and Clinics, Regions Hospital, Regions Hospital Foundation, HealthPartners Research Foundation, HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education, and Group Health, Inc. The HealthPartners family also includes Group Health, a staff-model health maintenance organization (HMO) founded in 1957, and the former MedCenters Health Plan, a network-model HMO founded in 1972. HealthPartners is affiliated with Regions Hospital, Ramsey clinics and Regions Hospital Foundation in 1993.
HealthPartners and its related organizations offer a range of products, both fully-insured and self-insured, to meet the needs of large employers, small employers, individuals and seniors.
Allina Hospitals & Clinics, a network of 19 hospitals and 48 clinics, offers a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, medical transportation and home-based health care services.
Medica helps meet the health care coverage needs of more than one million members throughout Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and eastern North Dakota and South Dakota.
Mayo Health System
The Mayo Health System is a network of clinics and hospitals serving the healthcare needs of people in more than 60 communities in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Community-based physicians and their patients are supported by the highly specialized expertise and resources of Mayo Clinic. This partnership is dedicated to providing quality healthcare close to home. Visit this website to learn about Mayo Clinic locations, employment with Mayo Clinic and health information.
United Health Care and United Health Group
UnitedHealthcare designs and operates health benefits systems with commercial, Medicare and Medicaid products. Today, the company serves approximately 8.6 million individual consumers as members of its health service systems. On behalf of these members, the company arranges access to care with more than 340,000 physicians and 3,500 hospitals across 44 U.S. markets and several international markets.
UnitedHealthcare is a business unit of UnitedHealth Group, a diversified health and well-being enterprise.
Park Nicollet Health Services is an integrated care system that includes Methodist Hospital, Park Nicollet Clinic, Park Nicollet Foundation and Park Nicollet Institute. The Park Nicollet family includes: 25 neighborhood Park Nicollet clinics, Methodist Hospital, five urgent care centers, 12 pharmacies, nine optical stores, two hearing aid centers, three home care product stores, refractive surgery center, family birthing center.
The Park Nicollet Health Services´ site is designed by a team of experts in health care to provide resources and information to use in taking an active role in personal health care. This site offers general medical information that may help make decisions about medical care and treatment. In addition, this site provides information on accessing Park Nicollet health care services.
Fairview Health Services
Fairview Health Services is a provider network made up of hospitals: Fairview-University, Southdale, Ridges, Lakes, Northland, Red Wing, Range Clinics, as well as other services including emergency/urgent care, Institute for Athletic Medicine, laboratory guide, pharmacies, patient care programs, online birthplace, birth and family, classes and support groups and health information. Fairview is made up of Senior CareFairview Community Health Services, Fairview Home and Community-Based Services, Fairview Lakes Regional Health Care, Fairview Northland Regional Health Care and Fairview Red Wing Regional Health Services.
St. Mary’s/Duluth Clinic Health System
St. Mary’s/Duluth Clinic Health System is made up of 25 clinics, hospitals and specialty care facilities located in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. SMDC brings primary care, specialty services and medical technology to families in their own communities. SMDC offers care in three hospitals: St. Mary’s Medical Center, the largest hospital in Duluth, MN, is an acute care tertiary referral center, serving patients throughout northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. SMDC community hospitals providing quality care close to
home include Pine Medical Center in Sandstone, MN, and St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior in Superior, WI. SMDC provides primary care to families in 24 clinics throughout the region.
Stratis Health was born on January 1, 1997, through the merger of the Foundation for Health Care Evaluation (FHCE) and the Health Outcomes Institute (HOI). The organization’s mission is to improve health services. Combining skill sets from both former organizations, Stratis Health is able to provide a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to gathering, analyzing, and reporting data on the performance of health services and to applying findings for informed decision making. Stratis Health’s major contract is as Minnesota’s Medicare Peer Review Organization (PRO). Today, Stratis Health has a variety of efforts underway focusing on process and outcomes measurement and reaching beyond the Medicare population.
As a result of the merger, Stratis Health has developed a plan to work locally, nationally, and internationally with governmental bodies or programs, private health care ventures and services, and a variety of other organizations interested in health services quality improvement. Stratis Health is proud to be a working partner with such groups as the State of Minnesota, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Managed Health Care Association, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), formerly the Health Financing Administration.
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