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"The data is a starting point. The journey is process improvement, sharing best practices and openness to self and system improvement/change."
-Tom Hastings
Primary Care Physician, Chair, MHI Physician Leadership Council
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New MHI Report highlights differences in price, resource use and cost across metropolitan St. Louis and other regions of the country

Since 2014, MHI has been one of six Regional Healthcare Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs) in the national Total Cost of Care Project. The project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). A newly released report provides price, resource use and cost data for larger community-based medical groups in the St. Louis MSA.


The report concludes that:

- Prices vary widely, both across and within regions. Prices in St. Louis were below those of other regions in the study.

- Providers with lower prices don’t necessarily use fewer resources to provide care.

- Differences in prices and resource use drive differences in cost. While total costs were below average in St. Louis, they were above average for outpatient care and prescription drugs.


Click here to read the complete report and see how St. Louis compares with other regions.

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NEW PLAYBOOKS: Reducing Avoidable Emergency Department Visits

The Midwest Health Initiative and its community partners have recently created informational resources including a Provider Playbook, an Employer Playbook, and an ED Scorecard of key metrics.  These resources address the high emergency department utilization rates in our community and the opportunities available to address it.


Click here to access these resources and for more information on the Collaboration to Improve Appropriate ED Visits.

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NEW MHI Community Health Scorecard

This Community Scorecard provides regional benchmark information to support our community in identifying opportunities to improve the health of our population. Additionally, it provides measures by which we can gauge our collective progress toward making St. Louis a national leader in the quality and value of its health care services. To view the scorecard, please click here

Our Mission

To provide a forum where trusted information and shared responsibility are used to improve health and the quality and affordability of health care.


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NEW MHI REPORT HIGHLIGHTS DIFFERNCES IN PRICE, RESOURCE USE AND COST ACROSS METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS AND OTHER REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY.


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MHI RELEASES PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER PLAYBOOKS ON REDUCING AVOIDABLE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VISITS


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NEW MHI HEALTH COMMUNITY SCORECARD


Our Vision

A community that consistently leads the nation in health, care quality and affordability.