Minnesota Hospital Association


May 29, 2018

MHA Newsline: May 29, 2018

In this issue 

MHA urged governor to sign omnibus supplemental budget bill, capital bonding bill

MHA last week wrote to Governor Mark Dayton urging him to sign the omnibus supplemental budget bill (SF 3656), amendments to the omnibus bill (SF 799) and the capital bonding bill (HF 4425).   

In a letter regarding the omnibus supplemental budget bill, MHA President and CEO Lawrence Massa wrote, “These bills are not ideal. As with almost every omnibus spending bill, there are provisions we wish had been included and some we wish were omitted. Overall, however, SF 3656 as amended by SF 799 offers important steps in our state’s ongoing work to make high-quality health care affordable and accessible for all Minnesotans.”   

Regarding the capital bonding bill, Massa highlighted MHA’s strong support for bill components that address mental and behavioral health needs in Minnesota, including funding for behavioral health crisis centers, supportive housing for people with serious mental illnesses, affordable housing and facility improvements at the state’s hospital in St. Peter and Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center.   

Dayton vetoed the omnibus supplemental budget bill on May 23. As of the publishing time of this newsletter, he has not yet taken action on the capital bonding bill. return to top   

Register for MHA education programs on CMS infection control, discharge planning, nursing standards

Sue Dill Calloway, one of MHA’s most popular speakers, will discuss updates to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) infection control, discharge planning and nursing guidelines at two upcoming programs.   

On June 14, “Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship” will cover the CMS infection control standards and worksheet, proposed changes to the hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and worksheet and the Joint Commission infection control standards. Calloway will discuss CMS survey memos related to infection control, as well as current and proposed changed related to antibiotic stewardship requirements. View the brochure.   

On June 15, “CMS Discharge Planning and Nursing” will cover updates to the CMS standards for discharge planning and nursing. Calloway will discuss proposed changes to the discharge planning standards and recent and proposed changes to the nursing standards. View the brochure.   

The programs will be held at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth. For more information, visit MHA’s website; log in, click on “Calendar of Events” and select the program title to register. return to top