CHAIR PERSON:| DAVE GOETZ| TIME KEEPER: | |
FACILITOR: NOTE TAKER:| DATE/TIME/LOCATION| JANUARY 21,2010 11:00AM TO 1:00 PM, CENTRAL TIME 26TH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, TENNESEE TOWER, 312 ROSA L. PARKS BLVD, NASHVILLE, TN| TIME MEETING ADJOURNED| 1:06 PM.|
DATE/TIME/LOCATION OF NEXT MEETING| MEET IN PERSONON APRIL 29,2010 AT 11:00 AM.| MEMBERS PRESENT| (Dr. Long and Ms. Taylor attended via telephone)Susan Cooper, MSN, RN, Commissioner of the Department of HealthMicah Cost, Director of Professional Affairs, Tennessee Pharmacists Association (representing the Tennessee Pharmacists Association)Nick Coussoule, Senior Vice President and Chief Information & Strategic Technology Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (representing a hospital and medical services corporation)Barbara Houchin, Executive Director of Strategic Planning, Saint Thomas Health Services (representing hospitals)Wendy Long, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Bureau of TennCare (for Darin Gordon, Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of TennCare)Ranyan Lu, Director of Research, Clinical Analytics, United Healthcare (representing the health insurance industry)Michael Minch, M.D. (representing physicians)Tony Greer, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Commerce and Insurance (for Leslie Newman, Commissioner of the Department of Commerce and Insurance)Dave Goetz, Commissioner of the Department of Finance and AdministrationJeff Ockerman, Director of the Division of Health Planning Harold Runsvold (representing health care consumers)William G. Southwick, President and CEO, HealthMark Partners, Inc. (representing ambulatory surgical treatment centers)Mary E. Taylor, Head of Regulatory Compliance, Aetna (representing the health insurance industry)Lovel VanArsdale, Office of e-Health InitiativesMary Layne Van Cleave, Executive Vice President/COO, Tennessee Hospital Association (representing hospitals)Marthagem Whitlock, Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (for Virginia Betts, Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities) * | MEMBERS ABSENT| Pete Kelley, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine (representing physicians) and Cristie Travis, CEO, Memphis Business Group on Health (representing a coalition of businesses who purchase health services).| GUEST PRESENT| Also attending were Sue Burger (Regional Policy Director, Humana), Brooks Daverman, (Health Quality Analyst, Division of Health Planning), Eric Harkness (Planning and Research Coordinator, Division of Health Planning), David Locke (Vice President of State Government Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee), Richard Johnson (Humana), Jenny McBeath (State Farm Insurance), Jeff Tindall (Cigna), Jon Harvell (Vice President of IT and Administration, Onpoint Health Data), Larry Van Horn (Associate Professor of Health Care Management and Faculty Director, Health Care Programs at Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University), and Jennifer McMullen (United Healthcare).| |
HIRING A SOFTWARE VENDOR| IMPLEMENTING THE ALL PAYER CLAIMS DATABASE| | Discussion| Mr. Ockerman described the state’s alternative competitive procurement process that resulted in the | state’s entering into the software vendor contract with Onpoint Health Data for data collection.| |
Conclusions| This method allowed the State to save time and money in the contracting process by “piggy-backing” on | a competitive request for proposal (RFP) preformed by the state of Minnesota for the same services.| |
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* Because Minnesota’s RFP rules are as stringent, or more stringent, than those of Tennessee, the state Comptroller of the Treasury approved a two...