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The State of Maryland is leading a transformative effort to improve care and reduce the growth in health care spending. Effective January 1, 2014, the State of Maryland and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) entered into a new initiative to modernize Maryland’s unique all-payer rate-setting system for hospital services. As the State’s hospital rate-setting authority, the HSCRC plays a vital role in the implementation of this innovative approach to health reform.
This initiative, replacing Maryland’s 36-year-old Medicare waiver, allows Maryland to adopt new and innovative policies aimed at reducing per capita hospital expenditures and improving patient health outcomes. Stated in terms of the “Triple Aim,” Maryland strives to transform its health care system into one that enhances patient care, improves health, and lowers costs.
Success of the New All-Payer Model will reduce costs to purchasers of care—businesses, patients, insurers, Medicare, and Medicaid—and improve the quality of the care that patients receive both inside and outside of the hospital. Since 2014, the State, in close partnership with providers, payers, and consumers, has made significant progress toward this modernization effort.
Health Services Cost Review Commission Meeting
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