Minnesota Hospital Association


January 14, 2019

MHA Newsline: Jan. 14, 2019

In this issue 

Reminder: CMS price transparency rule now in effect

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) FY2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule that became effective Jan. 1 requires hospitals to post their chargemasters and standard charges on their websites in a machine-readable format. 

MHA convened a task force to examine the new regulation and develop recommendations for members. These resources were provided in December to member chief executive officers, chief financial officers, task force members and primary communicators, as well as to MHA members in the Dec. 10 issue of Newsline.   

In addition, a new state law will take effect July 1 requiring clinics to post average payments for the most common procedures. MHA will provide guidance on this requirement in the coming months.      

With questions, contact Joe Schindler, vice president of finance, MHA, 651-659-1415. return to top   

Health Care Leadership Institute to feature generational diversity presentations

The MHA Health Care Leadership Institute will be held March 6-8 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth. The conference will feature generational diversity in health care presentations from Minneapolis-based health care consultant Farah Habad and a panel of fourth-year medical students.   

Habad’s presentation, “When Generations Connect: Four Generations of Health Care Employees,” will identify where generation gaps arise in health care organizations and how health care organizations can start bridging the communication divide. The session will provide tools to more effectively communicate and collaborate across generations while turning generational diversity from an obstacle into an opportunity and creating a culture where all generations will feel valued, listened to and respected.   

A panel presentation featuring fourth-year medical students, “The Next Generation of Physicians: Wants, Needs and Expectations,” will provide insights into what is important to physicians as they choose a specialty, where to practice and where to live, as well as how to attract physicians to your community.   

For more information or to register, download the conference brochure or visit MHA’s website. Hotel reservations can be made onlinereturn to top