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The Maryland Health Care Commission releases the Nursing Homes Acquisitions and Licensures Recommendation Report, required by Senate Bill 509/House Bill 288 Health Care Facilities - Nursing Homes - Acquisitions and Licensures.  January 10, 2024 

The Maryland Health Care Commission releases the Assisted Living Programs Study Recommendation Report, required by Senate Bill 531/House Bill 636 Assisted Living Facility Study.  January 18, 2024 

The Maryland Health Care Commission launches an expansion of their wearthecost.org website, a campaign aimed at increasing transparency of hospital pricing in the state.

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The Maryland Health Care Commission offers a blanket waiver to all data submitters (health insurance carriers) to collect quality measures on episodes for 2023 Alternative payment methods data collection.

Advance Directives Communications Toolkit

Promote advance care planning and pathways for Marylanders to create, share, and update their advance directive and health care agent information with this Communications Toolkit (toolkit).  The toolkit features the Advance Directives Information Sheet developed by MHCC in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Attorney General and includes sample website language, social media posts, and images available for public use.  Be sure to use the hashtag #YourLifeYourDecisions.

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Proposed Permanent Regulations: 10.25.07 Certification of Electronic Health Networks and Medical Care Electronic Databases

Proposed Permanent Regulations 10.25.18 Health Information Exchanges: Privacy and Security of Protected Health Information

Comments due by February 12, 2024

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Last Updated: 1/19/2024