In early August 2012, Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger appointed members to an advisory committee to provide recommendations as the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) implements the Provider Peer Grouping system. The Commissioner appointed a group of 24 representatives from health systems/hospitals, physician clinics, health plan companies, consumers, state agencies, employers, academic researchers, and organizations that work to improve health care quality in Minnesota.
The Advisory Committee met for the first time on September 7, 2012.
The Provider Peer Grouping System Advisory Committee was reviewed by the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy (LCPFP) in 2013 as part of their biennial duty required by Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11. The LCPFP's 2013 Recommendations called for keeping the committee.
As of 2023, it is unclear if this group is still active.