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Maryland Department of Health announces more than $81 million in federal funding to support emergency transport services

| Jun 14, 2022 | Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH), in partnership with the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), announced more than $81 million in funding to Jurisdictional Emergency Medical Services Operational Programs (JEMSOPs) on June 8th. The funding, made available by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), offsets...[ Read More ]

MDH opens public comment on Section 1115 HealthChoice Demonstration Waiver Amendment

| Jun 10, 2022 | Maryland

The Maryland Medicaid Administration under the Department of Health (MDH) is currently accepting public comment this month on its Section 1115 HealthChoice Demonstration Waiver Amendment. The amendment looks to establish statewide coverage of two pilot programs—the Alternative Destination Pilot and Adult Dental Pilot—by transitioning them into the Maryland Medicaid State...[ Read More ]

Upcoming changes to Maryland Medicaid ahead of post-PHE disenrollments

| Apr 29, 2022 | Maryland

Maryland Medicaid stakeholders met on Thursday to discuss the program’s next steps in light of what could be the last extension of the federal public health emergency (PHE), which ends July 15. Once the PHE ends, so will the freeze on Medicaid disenrollments, causing many vulnerable Marylanders to lose their...[ Read More ]

Gender-affirming treatment bill passes health committee

| Mar 30, 2022 | Maryland

House Bill 746, known as the Trans Health Equity Act of 2022, would mandate access to gender-affirming care to transgender, nonbinary, and other gender diverse Medicaid beneficiaries starting Jan. 1, 2023. The House Health and Government Operations Committee voted on the bill and its Senate companion, SB 682, on Monday. ...[ Read More ]

Crossover deadline pushes bills through final committee voting sessions

| Mar 17, 2022 | Maryland

In the final week before bills passed in their chamber of origin are required to move to the opposite chamber, members of the Maryland House Health and Government Operations Committee (HGO) voted on several health measures, with still more to come. The committee voted on the following bills Wednesday night....[ Read More ]

Q&A: Deputy Medicaid Director Tricia Roddy and Debra Ruppert on preparing for redeterminations

| Feb 22, 2022 | Maryland

Approximately 1.68 million Marylanders—over a third of the state population—are Medicaid recipients as of Feb. 18. Beneficiaries are currently protected from being disenrolled during the federal public health emergency (PHE), which is expected to extend into July 2022. However, once the PHE ends, enrollees who lost eligibility may lose their...[ Read More ]