Links of Interest
Approved Policies and Reports
Maryland Hospital Acquired Conditions
Readmission Reduction Incentive Program
Quality Based Reimbursement
Maryland Patient Safety Center
GBR-PAU Efficiency Adjustment
PAU Savings Policy
Archived Quality Initiatives
GBR Agreements and Addendums
Annual Update to Unit Rates
Accounting and Budget Manual
Policy Clarifications & Regulation Updates
Approved Hospital Unit Rate Reports
Clinical Data Submission and Requirements
Clinical Public Use Data Requests
Financial Data Submission Tool
Maryland Hospital Audited Financial Statements
Nurse Support Programs I & II
Outpatient Services Survey Results
Hospital IRS 990 Forms
Community Benefit Program
The Maryland Health Improvement and Disparities Reduction Act of 2012 created by HB 439 and SB 234 requires each nonprofit hospital to submit an annual community benefit report to HSCRC detailing the community benefits provided by the hospital during the preceding year. The community benefit report shall include:
The HSCRC has been collecting Community Benefit Reports since 2004 and has a standing Community Benefits Advisory Group that meets several times a year to review and implement any changes to the program. The HSCRC will review feedback from the Maryland Health Disparities Collaborative Workgroups established by the Department, and the Hospital Race and Ethnicity Disparities Work Group, established by the HSCRC and present the information received from these workgroups to the Community Benefits Advisory Group to determine the best method for collecting the required information.
Please click here for the Community Benefits Program webpage.
The Act also requires the HSCRC to
The HSCRC convened the Hospital Race and Ethnicity Disparities Work Group to meet the requirements of the legislation and review the recommendations from the Maryland Health Disparities Collaborative Workgroups, established by the Department.
The HSCRC provided funding to support training of hospital staff on best practices in race and ethnicity data colletion by an independent entity, the Center on Health Disparities at Adventist HealthCare, which was conducted between April and July of 2013.
Please click here for the roster of the HSCRC Hospital Race and Ethnicity Disparities Work Group.
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