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John Colmers, the chairman of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, said Wednesday that in a different, less cooperative environment the shift to a global-payer system to raise hospital revenues might not have worked. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)
John Colmers, the chairman of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, said Wednesday that in a different, less cooperative environment the shift to a global-payer system to raise hospital revenues might not have worked. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Md. commission OKs hospital rate increase, infrastructure funding

Maryland’s hospitals will be allowed to increase their revenue by 3.19 percent in fiscal 2016, giving them more funds to pay for infrastructure improvements officials say are needed to manage the overall health of their communities. The state’s Health Services Cost Review Commission voted Wednesday to approve the change, equivalent to approximately $510 million in revenue, ...

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