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 February 2013

CMS 2334-P Medicaid, CHIP and Exchange proposed rule

February 2013

RE: CMS 2334-P Medicaid, CHIP and Exchange: Essential Health Benefits in Alternative Benefit Plans, Eligibility Notices, Fair Hearing and Appeal Processes for Medicaid and Exchange Eligibility Appeals and other Provisions Related to Eligibility and Enrollment for Exchanges, Medicaid and CHIP, and Medicaid Premiums and Cost Sharing; Proposed Rule (Vol. 78, No. 14, January 22, 2013)

On behalf of our 144 hospitals and their health systems from across the state, the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) appreciates the opportunity to provide the following comments regarding the proposed rule listed above ...

MinnesotaCare reform in regard to the Affordable Care Act

February 2013

On behalf of the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA), which represents 144 hospitals and health systems throughout our state, I encourage you to grant Minnesota the flexibility and support needed to reform our MinnesotaCare program to meet the standards and further the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There is a long, proud tradition in Minnesota of health care innovation, including the bipartisan creation of MinnesotaCare in 1992.