Award Winning Care

Cromwell Medical Clinic strives to remain a leader in quality health care and consistently scores high in Minnesota quality measures. In 2011, 2012 and again in 2013, Cromwell Medical Clinic was one of the few clinics receiving the MN Bridges To Excellence (MNBTE) Quality Award for Optimal Diabetes Care. Click here to view all results posted on the MN HealthScores website.

Legislative Changes Prompt Price Transparency 

July 1, 2019

Recently enacted legislature requires primary care practices to offer patients access to frequently used billing codes, the amount billed to patients, and also the allowed amounts from various insurers.  While this data can be useful to help patients take an active role in health care costs, it is important to note that the rates posted do not reflect an individual’s actual coverage.  Things like deductibles, HSA plans, secondary and supplement policies can all affect a patient’s liability.  The data provided by Cromwell Medical Clinic should not be considered a quote for services.  Please contact Clinic Administration if you have any questions about your billing, either prior to or after a service has been performed! Cromwell Medical Clinic’s Frequently Billed Services list can be found here.

How 10 High Achievers Do It – Clinics Share Their Quality-Improvement Strategies

August 2014 by Howard Bell

Since 2011, all Minnesota clinics and hospitals have had to submit their quality improvement (QI) numbers annually for a variety of measures to MN Community Measurement. In addition, some submit them to payers, who use them to determine reimbursements. And some even use the information to determine compensation. This emphasis on measurement has led organizations to take QI seriously. Many have changed the way they work – and that hasn’t always been easy. Along the way, clinics and hospitals have learned that QI takes time, doesn’t have to cost money and even little changes can make a big difference in the lives of patients. Here, 10 clinics share what they have learned about making changes for the better.

Cromwell Medical Clinic in Cromwell, Minnesota, has proved that size isn’t a barrier to excellence.

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Voyageur Press: Cromwell Clinic Awarded for Delivering Quality Care

August 26, 2014

CROMWELL, Minn. – The Minnesota Health Action Group has awarded Cromwell Medical Clinic two achievement awards through its “Minnesota Bridges to Excellence” program. Recognizing outstanding performance in chronic disease management in 2013, this program lauds significant increases in performance over the previous year.

Cromwell Medical Clinic received one award for improving outcomes for their diabetic patients with vascular disease.

Cromwell Medical Clinic is a member of Integrity Health Network (IHN).

“Several of our clinics, both large and small, have received Bridges to Excellence awards throughout the years,” says Bruce Penner, IHN Director of Quality.  “This year’s results indicate how a smaller clinic, with its limited staff and resources, can benefit greatly from tapping into our network’s continu8ally evolving quality improvement programs.”

ConsumerReportsHealth – Special Report for Minnesota Residents
How Does your Doctor Compare?

October 2012

Consumer Reports publishes the results of 552 Minnesota clinics via data gathered by Minnesota Community Measurement. Cromwell Medical Clinic rated #1 in the Northeast Region for their diabetic care.

To read the article click here.

Health Notes: Four Duluth-area Clinics recognized for meeting goals

Aug 30, 2012 Duluth News Tribune compiled by John Lundy

Four clinics in the Duluth area were among those recognized for meeting achievement goals in the annual Minnesota Bridges to Excellence Program. The program distributed nearly $700,000 in rewards to 147 clinics around the state that achieved specific results for patients with diabetes, vascular disease and depression. A news release from Minnesota Health Action Groups, which administers the program, said these three conditions are the primary drivers of health-care costs. Clinics recognized in the Duluth area for achieving the highest levels of care were: Essentia health Proctor Clinic (depression), Essentia Health Spooner Clinic (vascular disease), St. Luke’s Mount Royal Clinic (depression) and the Cromwell Medical Clinic which is part of the Integrity Health Network (diabetes).

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