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Request for Public Comment on Draft Criteria for State Recognition of an electronic advance directives service (or vendor)

In collaboration with stakeholders, the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) developed draft criteria for State Recognition of an electronic advance directives service (or vendor). Regulation .03B of final regulations COMAR 10.25.19, State Recognition of an Electronic Advance Directives Service, requires MHCC to publish on its website and the Maryland Register draft criteria to be considered by MHCC in making an award to a vendor seeking State Recognition. State Recognition is voluntary and a prerequisite for a vendor to integrate its electronic advance directives solution to the State-Designated Health Information Exchange.

The MHCC requests all public comments on the Draft Criteria be submitted on or before 4:30pm on Friday, March 30, 2018 to:

Christine Karayinopulous at christine.karayinopulos@maryland.gov; or

Maryland Health Care Commission

ATTN: Christine Karayinopulous

4160 Patterson Ave

Baltimore, MD 21215

Final Action on Regulations and Draft Criteria published in the Maryland Register, Volume 45, Issue 5, Friday, March 2, 2018, pages 285-286 and 297-298. The Final Effective Date for COMAR 10.25.19 is March 12, 2018.

 

Notice of Proposed Action - Request for Public Comments: 

COMAR 10.24.09 State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: Specialized Health Care Services - Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

The Maryland Health Care Commission proposes to amend Regulation .01 under COMAR 10.24.09 State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: Specialized Health Care Services - Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Services. The amendment describes the method for identifying acute rehabilitation discharges from Maryland hospitals and hospitals located in the District of Columbia. As a result of the implementation of ICD-10 codes on October 1, 2015, the description of the method for identifying acute rehabilitation discharges must be revised in order to describe the process for obtaining the most accurate count of acute rehabilitation discharges, which are used to develop projections for the adult acute rehabilitation bed need. The projections are used to evaluate Certificate of Need applications that propose the establishment of a new acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital or the establishment of acute inpatient rehabilitation service at a general or specialty hospital. The Chapter must accurately describe how the new projections will be developed. Emergency regulations are needed because Commission staff received a letter of intent on October 25, 2017 from an applicant that proposes the establishment of a new acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Maryland and, in its letter of intent, inquired about the Commission’s plan to update acute rehabilitation bed need projections. The proposed amendment is needed in order for the Chapter to accurately reflect the correct data sources to be used in the projections.

Comments may be sent to Eileen Fleck, Chief, Acute Care Policy and Planning, Center for Health Care Facilities Planning and Development, Maryland Health Care Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215, or call 410-764-3287, or email to eileen.fleck@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-358-1311. Comments will be accepted through March 19, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.  

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Maryland Health Care Commission during a public meeting to be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018, 1 p.m., at 4160 Patterson Avenue, Room 100, Baltimore, MD 21215.

Published in the Maryland Register, Volume 45, Issue 4, Friday, February 16, 2018, pages 211-212 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Last Updated: 3/29/2018