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 May 2014

Comments regarding the third party payment of qualified health plan premiums

May 2014
On behalf of the members of the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA), which include 143 hospitals and their health systems located throughout Minnesota, MHA is submitting the following comments regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) approach to allowing third parties to support continuity of coverage for those enrolled in Qualified Health Plans (QHPs). MHA urges your agency to shift its policy position and issue rules clarifying that QHPs accept third party payments on behalf of QHP enrollees.