Minnesota Community Measurement, an independent non-profit community organization founded in 2004, has released their 2015 Total Cost of Care Results.

The Total Cost of Care measures all costs associated with treating commercially-insured patients, including professional, facility inpatient and outpatient, pharmacy, lab, radiology, behavioral health and ancillary costs. 

The 2015 results include 132 medical groups that represent 954 clinics in Minnesota, as well as neighboring communities in Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.  Groups needed at least 600 patients with claims across at least three health plans to be included in the results. 

The statewide average shows the average monthly health care cost overall to be $449 per patient.  We are proud to report that St. Cloud Medical Group, all clinics, had a per patient, per month cost of $385 or 14% less expensive than the statewide average.  The only clinic in the Central Region less expensive was St. Cloud State University Student Health Services at $381 per patient per month.

The full results for 2015 are available on MNHealthScores.org.