Tag Archives: Health Services Cost Review Commission

Md. hospitals seek a nearly 4% revenue increase next year

MedStar Federal Hill.(Photo submitted by Medstar)

Maryland’s hospitals are likely to see a significant revenue increase next year, but not as high as they would prefer, when the Health Services Cost Review Commission considers its staff’s final recommendation for next year. Under the staff’s recommendation, which will ...

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Md. board considers charging private insurers more for uncompensated health care

10-27-2016 ELKTON, MD- Janet Maldonado, care transition nurse seen there training a patient, Frank Adams, how to use the  Union hospital Telehealth System, which monitors patient health from home and lower re-admission rates.  (The Daily Record/ Maximilian Franz).

Maryland’s hospital rate-setting board will consider the unprecedented step of asking the state’s private insurers to pay more to account for uncompensated care at the state’s hospitals, a reflection of more unpaid bills from patients facing growing out-of-pocket costs through their private insurance company.

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Md. regulators approve Garrett hospital jobs plan

Maryland regulators gave the green light last week to a plan by Garrett Regional Medical Center to train and employ patients who frequently need the hospital’s services. These patients are ideal candidates, both because they have experience navigating the health care ...

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Hospitals want jobs program to help build trust in Baltimore

This story has been corrected. An explanation follows the story. A new job-creation initiative proposed by nine Baltimore-area hospitals is a way to address some of the city’s economic challenges that were thrust into the spotlight by last year’s unrest, officials say. “We need ...

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Financial data from Md. hospitals shows reduced costs

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Financial data for the first full year of Maryland’s five-year experiment to reduce health care costs shows signs of progress, officials say. A staff report presented Wednesday to members of the state’s Health Services Cost Review Commission, which sets the rates for ...

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Baltimore-area hospitals seek nearly $10M for jobs programs

University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore (File)

A group of nine Baltimore-area hospitals is seeking nearly $10 million dollars from state regulators to support a new job-creation initiative. The Baltimore Population Health Workforce Collaborative — which includes hospitals from the Johns Hopkins, MedStar, Lifebridge and University of Maryland medical ...

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Md. regulators approve two-part hospital rate hike

State regulators approved an annual increase in Maryland hospital rates Wednesday, giving the green light to a compromise that was offered after hospitals argued that initial proposals were too low. The staff of the state’s Health Services Cost Review Commission ...

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Proposed rate increase still too low, say Md. hospitals

Carmela Coyle

State regulators are expected to vote this week on the annual rate adjustment for Maryland’s hospitals, but the latest proposed increase remains less than what hospitals say they need. The staff of Maryland’s Health Services Cost Review Commission — which ...

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Report raises concerns about Md. hospital jobs proposal

Ronald Peterson, President and CEO of Johns Hopkins Hospital. (File)

Local hospitals want to hire about 1,000 entry-level workers from impoverished areas in Baltimore and throughout Maryland, but the state’s current method of funding hospitals could end up eliminating some of those jobs. That’s one of the concerns raised by ...

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