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 November 2013

Comments in support of the Sustainable Growth Rate Repeal and Medicare Physician Payment Reform Discussion Draft

November 2013
On behalf of the members of the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA), which includes 144 hospitals and their health systems located throughout Minnesota, we are pleased to offer our enthusiastic support for the concepts and direction outlined in the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Repeal and Medicare Physician Payment Reform Discussion Draft (SGR Discussion Draft). In particular, we applaud the Committees for recognizing the fundamental need to reform Medicare payment methodologies and move toward reimbursement systems that reward delivery of high-quality care as efficiently as possible.