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Notice of Emergency Action

On Friday, November 17, 2017, the Maryland Health Care Commission submitted a request to the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review to grant emergency status to Regulation .01 under COMAR 10.24.09 State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: Specialized Health Care Services - Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Services.   

 

This action was considered by the Commission at an open meeting held on November 16, 2017, notice of which was given through publication in the Maryland Register, under General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland. 

 

The purpose of this action is to amend Regulation .01 under COMAR 10.24.09 State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: Specialized Health Care Services - Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Services (“Chapter”). 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. An emergency regulation is 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 emergency amendment is needed in order for the Chapter to accurately reflect the correct data sources to be used in the projections.

 

COMAR 10.24.09 Emergency Regulation Text  

Proposed Amendments to COMAR 10.24.09 Incorporated by Reference

 

 

Launch of the wearthecost.org Website

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. Among the first of its kind by any state, this site shows how Maryland hospitals stack up on these key metrics. 

Live Stream of the press conference on Thursday, October 19 at 11am here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/MDHealthCareComm

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

Call in Meeting on Legislation

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Last Updated: 11/20/2017