Minnesota Hospital Association

Policy & Advocacy

rules, regulations and comments

The Minnesota Hospital Association continually monitors state and federal rules and regulations to keep members informed and advocates on behalf of members regarding the impact of regulations on the state’s hospitals and health systems. MHA submits comment letters to share recommendations and feedback with the appropriate government organizations and health care stakeholders. Examples of rules and regulations that MHA addresses include those implementing federal or state health care reform efforts, changing payment methodologies, establishing community benefit or other standards for tax-exempt organizations, or modifying government oversight of health care activities.

Entries for January 2014

Comments on the Basic Health Program (BHP) and proposed federal funding methodology for program year 2015

January 2014
On behalf of our 144 member hospitals and their health systems, the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule regarding the federal funding methodology for the Basic Health Program (BHP). As we discuss below, MHA has significant concerns about the proposed BHP funding methodology and its impact on low-income, working Minnesotans who rely on our successful MinnesotaCare program.