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Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission

This notice is given by Adam Kane, Chairman of the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission  (the “Commission”) acting pursuant to the Proclamation of Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. (the “Governor”) dated March 5, 2020 proclaiming a state of emergency and a catastrophic health emergency related to COVID-19, as it may be amended or renewed from time to time, and the Order of the Governor dated March 12, 2020 entitled “Extending Certain Licenses, Permits, Registrations, and Other Governmental Authorizations, and Authorizing Suspension of Legal Time Requirements”, as it may be amended from time to time, after finding that the action(s) described herein will not endanger the public health, welfare, or safety. 

Time frames for rate application review, as prescribed by Maryland Code Ann., Health General §19-222 and corresponding periods for Commission review contained in Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 10.37.10 are hereby suspended.  Any effect of Maryland Code Ann., Health General §19-222 and COMAR 10.37.10 inconsistent with the foregoing is hereby suspended.

Actions pursuant to this notice are effective upon publication, and shall remain in effect until 30 days after the state of emergency has been terminated and the proclamation of the catastrophic health emergency has been rescinded. 
Adam Kane, Chairman, Health Services Cost Review Commission 

The Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) was established by the Maryland legislature in 1971.  The HSCRC’s ​enabling statute is under Health-General Article §19-201 through §19-227. Regulations issued by the Commission related to hospital data submissions, fee assessments, rate applications and approval procedures, and other related topics can be found under Title 10, Subtitle 37 of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)As required by statute and or requested by the legislature, the HSCRC produces various annual, biannual, and ad-hoc reports to the Governor’s Office and Maryland General Assembly.  These reports provide valuable updates on HSCRC activities, Maryland hospital financial and quality performance under the All-Payer Model, and summaries of hospital operations.

The HSCRC enabling statute can also be found, listed by sections, here:

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 19. Health Care Facilities

**Request for Public Comment** 

Notice for the opportunity for public comment regarding Proposed Permanent Regulation Accounting and Budget Manual for Fiscal and Operating Management is available at the following link: (Supplement 25) PPR 11.22.2019.

For more information about Public Comment notice and Maryland Register, select the links below:  Opportunity for Public Comments