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Health Care Cost Containment Division

FOURTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - February 08, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

COST CONTAINMENT DIVISION
HEALTH POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE


Representative Jim Abeler, Chairman of the Cost Containment Division of the Health Policy and Finance Committee, called the Second meeting to order at 4:35 P.M. on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

ABELER, Jim, Chairman POWELL, Duke
BRADLEY, Fran OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
BROD, Laura SAMUELSON, Char
GREILING, Mindy THISSEN, Paul
HUNTLEY, Tom WESTERBERG, Andy


Members excused:

GOODWIN, Barb

A quorum was present.

Rep. Abeler made introductory comments.

Presentation on the Community Measurement Project

Jim Chase, Executive Director, MN Community Measurement
Gail Amundson, M.D., Associate Medical Director, Quality Improvement, HealthPartners

Presentation on Health Care Report Cards

Susan Mulaney, Director Cardiovascular Services, Fairview Southdale
Dr. Steve Batista, MN Heart Clinic, Fairview Southdale
Sean Kenny, Executive Director Labor Management Health Care Coalition of the Upper Midwest

The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 PM.


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Rep. Jim Abeler, Chairman


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Jason Flohrs, Committee Legislative Assistant