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 July 2013

Medicare & Medicaid programs; survey, certification & enforcement procedures; proposed rule

July 2013

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 to revise the survey, certification and enforcement procedures related to the agency’s relationship with national accrediting organizations (AOs).

Proposed rule on community health needs assessments for charitable hospitals

July 2013

On behalf of the Minnesota Hospital Association’s (MHA) 144 hospital members and their health systems, we are pleased to offer the following comments, suggestions and requests regarding the Proposed Regulations on Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Requirements, Related Excise Tax and Reporting Obligations for Charitable Hospitals Enacted as Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2012 (Proposed Rule).