MHCC   User Fee Assessment  

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 health care services to members of the public and to policy makers, providers, and payors.

In order to accomplish our mission and program functions, the Commission requires operating funds, which are special funds that are collected through an assessment on the health care providers and payors that we regulate. Currently, the Commission assesses:

  1. Payors for an amount not to exceed 26% of the total budget;
  2. Hospitals for an amount not to exceed 39% of the total budget;
  3. Health Occupational Boards for an amount not to exceed 16% of the total budget; and
  4. Nursing Homes for an amount not to exceed 19% of the total budget

The amount is derived differently for each industry and is set every four years based on an analysis of the commission's work load

Annual User Fee Assessment Survey

If there are any questions regarding the assessment process, you can contact Brian Banschbach at (410) 764-5593 or by email at 

A copy of the most recent work load report can be viewed here.

A copy of the current fiscal year methodology calculation can be viewed here

Last Updated: 7/22/2019