The Maryland Health Care Commission is an independent regulatory agency whose mission is to plan for health system needs, promote informed decision-making, increase accountability, and improve access in a rapidly changing health care environment by providing timely and accurate information on availability, cost, and quality of services to policy makers, purchasers, providers and the public.

The Commission's vision for Maryland is to ensure that informed consumers hold the health care system accountable and have access to affordable and appropriate health care services through programs that serve as models for the nation.

Our Customer Service promise to the citizens of Maryland

Exciting Announcement! Press conference information on the new website which aims to increase transparency and public engagement on health care costs and quality. The site responds to consumer demand for information on cost and quality, and helps consumers factor cost and quality into their health care decisions. The new site, among the first of its kind by any state, will allow anyone to see how Maryland hospitals stack up on these key metrics.

Live Stream of the press conference on Thursday, October 19 at 11am here:

Maryland Health Care Commission Launches “Wear the Cost,” A First In The Nation Campaign to Increase Transparency and Consumer Engagement on Health Care Costs

Consumer Guides

Consumer Guides

Information on understanding, planning and paying for long term care, as well as advance directive information, options for living at home, alternate living arrangements, and information on nursing home, adult day care, assisted living, home health and hospice facilities.                              
Health Care Community

Health Care Community

Industry information related to Policy and Legislative Reports, Health IT, Facility Services, Commission Rulings and Meetings, APC and APCD.                   
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Maryland Department of Health

"Our goal is to improve the health status of every Maryland resident and to ensure access to quality health care."
Governor Hogan and Lt. Governor Rutherford