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MDH health commissions’ budget sees nearly $70 million increase in FY 2023

| Feb 17, 2022 | Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health’s three regulatory health commissions rely on an annual multimillion dollar budget to operate strategic health initiatives around the state. These include hospital rate setting under the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC), community-based grant programs through the Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC), and health care...[ Read More ]

Maryland to potentially expand home-based hospital care services

| Oct 27, 2021 | Maryland

A home-based health care program could soon be incorporated into the Maryland All-Payer Model, with a goal of reducing unnecessary expenditures on hospital services. The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), which helps promote strategies to increase health care affordability in the state, convened last week to discuss the program’s implementation....[ Read More ]

MCHRC launches RFP for $13 million health equity grant

| Oct 18, 2021 | Maryland

In an effort to reduce health disparities in the state, the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (MCHRC) issued a request for proposals (RFP) on Oct. 12 to determine the awardees of its $13 million Pathways to Health Equity grant program. The Commission is  launching public outreach meetings this month and...[ Read More ]

Telehealth key priority for MHCC through 2022

Shawna De La Rosa | Jan 7, 2021 | Maryland

Elevating telehealth is one of The Maryland Health Care Commission’s key strategies through 2022. The commission is educating providers and patients about the benefits of telehealth, especially during the pandemic.     The commission's initiatives on this front include providing technical support to practices implementing telehealth, fostering peer learning based...[ Read More ]

Maryland Health Connection sees highest-ever enrollment

Shawna De La Rosa | Dec 22, 2020 | Maryland

Maryland Health Connection, the state’s health insurance exchange, enrolled 166,000 individuals in 2020 — which is an all-time high. Last year the exchange enrolled 158,000.     Ben Steffen, executive director of the Maryland Health Care Commission, shared the news at the commission’s Dec. 17 meeting. Open enrollment closed on...[ Read More ]