Health Services Policy Committee
Also known as:
Medical Assistance Health Services Policy Committee
Health Services Advisory Council
Active dates:2006 -
Function: The 13-member council, made up of physicians, other health care providers, and a consumer representative, provides leadership designing health care benefit and coverage policies for Minnesota's public health care programs. A particular focus of HSAC is evidence-based coverage policy, in which decisions regarding health care services paid for by public programs are made using the best available research on their effectiveness.
The Health Services Policy Committee consists of: (1) seven voting members who are licensed physicians actively engaged in the practice of medicine in Minnesota, one of whom must be actively engaged in the treatment of persons with mental illness, and three of whom must represent health plans currently under contract to serve medical assistance recipients; (2) two voting members who are physician specialists actively practicing their specialty in Minnesota; (3) two voting members who are nonphysician health care professionals licensed or registered in their profession and actively engaged in their practice of their profession in Minnesota; (4) one consumer who shall serve as a voting member; and (5) the commissioner's medical director who shall serve as a nonvoting member. Members of the Health Services Policy Committee shall not be employed by the Department of Human Services, except for the medical director.
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