MN Dept. of Health Registries

MN Dept. of Health Registries

This is a list of all the data the MN Department of Health collects and how they use it.

Summary and Justification for HIX IT Development

Summary and Justification for HIX IT Development

Capital Asset Summary for the Dept. of Health and Human Services for the IT Data management and data warehouse information system that will function as " the perpetual central repository for capturing, aggregating, and analyzing information on health insurance coverage... The data warehouse is formally known as Multidimensional Insurance Data Analytics System (MIDAS) and is built on industry leading analytics, data warehousing and business intelligence (BI) technologies." 

HIX Draft Application for Insurance - Condensed

HIX Draft Application for Insurance - Condensed

The January 2013 draft of the full application form for insurance through the HIX is 21 pages long but this condensed format is a chart that will show what questions are asked and what information an individual is required to provide. See HIX Draft Application for Insurance - Complete to see the full form.

HIX Draft Application for Insurance - Complete

HIX Draft Application for Insurance - Complete

This is the January 2013 draft of the Health Insurance Exchange application - 21 pages of questions in its full form.

The Big Blue Book

The Big Blue Book

The Enroll UX 2014 Design Specifications Manual reviewed by and designed with three federal agencies (CMS, ONCHIT, CCIIO) for health insurance exchanges as discussed at the MN Health Insurance Exchange marketing workgroup, July 10, 2012.

Intrusive HUB Explained in Medicaid FAQ

Intrusive HUB Explained in Medicaid FAQ

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services answered a few questions in a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about how the intrusive centeralized ACA database -- the federal data services hub (HUB) -- will work. They include a comment that all states must use, connect to and share data with the HUB for Medicaid even if the state refuses to expand Medicaid under the ACA

Nevada's List of Questions on ACA and the HUB

Nevada's List of Questions on ACA and the HUB

Nevada's Silver State Health insurance Exchange sent a 26 page document of questions to HHS, including on the illusive FEDERAL DATA SERVICES HUB. In their introductory statement, they note, "The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO)] has issued multiple proposed, interim final and final regulations to implement the ACA. However, complete guidance has not yet been issued....Questions, concerns and confirmation requests are provided in bold text. The number of asterisks indicates the priority of the questions. Items with five asterisks need to be answered within a month so that Nevada can maintain the implementation deadline..." (Questions about the federal data services HUB begin on page 10)

Exchanges to Track Patients and Doctors - CMS Request for Comments

CMS has issued a request for comments, including a list of questions, on how to redesign health care through the Exchanges. It's under the rubric of Obamacare's "National Quality Strategy" (Section 3011) and it follows the Section 1311 requirement that Exchanges pay health plans more if they improve health outcomes through government reporting, case management, care coordination, chronic disease management, medication and care compliance initiatives, health IT, wellness activities, and reduction of "health disparities." Read the questions for clarity of intrusions to come.

Governor Scott Walker Says No to Exchange

Governor Scott Walker Says No to Exchange

On November 16, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker sent a letter to Secretary Sebelius saying, "...we have determined Wisconsin will not develop a partnership or state-based exchange."

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Tells Sebellius "NO EXCHANGE"

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Tells Sebellius 'NO EXCHANGE'

On November 15, Texas Governor Rick Perry wrote a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius refusing to install the Obamacare exchange: "It is clear there is no such thing as a state exchange. Instead, this is a federally mandated exchange with rules dictated by Washington...the notion of a state exchange is merely an illusion...Our state will not be a party to helping facilitate the taxastion of millions of Texans, at an unknown cost, to implement bad public policy."