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 2015

MHA comments on advising Medicare regarding physician payment reforms

November 2015
On behalf of the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) and our members, which include 143 hospitals and health systems serving communities throughout our state, we are pleased to offer the following comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Request for Information regarding the future Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Promotion of Alternative Payment Models (APMs), and Incentive Payments for Participation in Eligible APMs (collectively, the RFI). Generally, MHA supports the comments submitted by the American Hospital Association (AHA), as well as those submitted by the Healthcare Quality Coalition (HQC). Our comments that follow focus on the areas of greatest support from, interest to or concern of our members, as well as areas in which we want to emphasize a particular position reflected in the comment letter from AHA or HQC.