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Opportunity for Public Comment

10.24.11 State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: General Surgical Services

The Maryland Health Care Commission proposes to repeal and replace Regulation .01 under COMAR 10.24.11 State Health Plan for Facilities and Services: General Surgical Services which is Incorporated by Reference. This Notice of Proposed Action was published in the Maryland Register, Volume 48, Issue 15, July 16, 2021, pages 605-606. A copy of the proposed Incorporation by Reference text is here.

Comments may be sent to Eileen Fleck, Chief, Acute Care Policy and Planning, Maryland Health Care Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, or call 410-764-3287, or email to eileen.fleck@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-358-1236. Comments will be accepted through August 16, 2021. Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Maryland Health Care Commission during a public meeting to be held on September 23, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., at 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD. Webinar registration for the meeting will be posted on the Commission website. 

10.25.06 Maryland Medical Care Data Base and Data Collection

The Maryland Health Care Commission proposes to amend Regulations .01-.04, repeal and replace Regulations .05 and .06, and amend Regulations .07-.18 under COMAR 10.25.06 Maryland Medical Care Data Base and Data Collection. The proposed regulations were published in the Maryland Register, Volume 48, Issue 15, July 16, 2021, pages 606-610.

Comments may be sent to Janet Ennis, Chief, Special Projects, Maryland Health Care Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, or call 410-764-3779, or email to janet.ennis@maryland.gov, or fax to (410) 358-1236. Comments will be accepted through August 16, 2021. 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 September 23, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., at 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215. Webinar registration for the meeting will be posted on the Commission website. 

Seeking Comments Due by August 20, 2021

Public Notice: Expanding Opportunities for Delivery of Quality Home Health Agency Services in Maryland

The Home Health Agency (HHA) Chapter of the State Health Plan (COMAR 10.24.16) regulates the development and expansion of HHA services based on the determination by the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) that consumers need a choice of high quality HHA providers. MHCC staff’s recommendations for performance-related qualifications by HHA CON applicant type are proposed in the public notice.

The purpose of this notice is to seek comments on the draft quality measures and performance requirements by the various HHA CON applicant types, which include: home health agencies, residential service agencies (RSAs), hospitals, and nursing homes. As required under COMAR 10.24.16.07, this public notice will be posted for a 30-day public comment period, ending Friday, August 20, 2021. After consideration of the comments, MHCC staff’s recommendations for final performance-related qualifications will be considered by the Commission at a public meeting. 

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Last Updated: 9/2/2021