Top 10 Things To Know About Maryland Hospitals:

  • Maryland’s hospitals are not-for-profit organizations, governed by trustees who are local community volunteers and leaders.
  • The ripple effect we have on Maryland’s economy supports nearly 120,000 non-hospital jobs, with a total impact on economic activity across the state of $30 billion.
  • We provide care to all — including an estimated 363,000 uninsured Marylanders — regardless of ability to pay. Care provided for those unable to pay totaled $757 million last year, more than $2 million a day.
  • In fiscal year 2016, Maryland’s hospitals provided $1.52 billion in community benefits, including outreach services and programs aimed at specific community health needs.
  • Maryland’s hospitals are committed to the “Triple Aim” for health care: improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and lowering per capita costs.
  • Every hospital in the state has committed to a national campaign to eliminate health disparities – preventable differences in how populations, defined by race or ethnicity, gender, income and others, are affected by disease, injury, violence or access to health care.
  • While hospitals’ doors are open every day, 24/7; we also are extending our reach into communities to provide proactive, personalized care that keeps people healthy.
  • Maryland’s hospitals are many communities’ top employers, directly employing 95,000 people; we provide $7.5 billion in salaries and benefits to Marylanders and spend a total of $14 billion for goods and services.
  • In 2016, Maryland’s hospitals admitted 556,272 patients, treated more than 5 million outpatients, delivered 67,242 babies, and saw nearly 2.5 million people in our emergency departments.
  • Maryland has a unique, state-run hospital rate-setting system that controls hospital costs, maximizes access to care, and provides accountability to the public. Hospitals operate under fixed annual budgets to care for entire communities, helping keep health care costs in check.

Maryland's All-Payer Model

Maryland has a unique health care system in which all payers –Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance and self-pay – pay the same amount for the same service at the same hospital. This innovative “All-Payer Model” has been effective in reducing health care costs and improving the quality of care.

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Individuals affiliated with an MHA-member hospital should register to access members-only data on this site. All members must create a NEW log-in for this new website. 

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Multimedia & Infographics

Behavioral Health Infographic

Our new website has numerous videos and infographics designed to provide you with helpful information on what we are doing during the Md. General Assembly, what hospitals are doing to improve care for their patients, and much more.

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MHA's Friday Update Message

  • 2017: A Year of Change and Progress

    December 15, 2017 By: Mary Pat Seurkamp
    As you well know, the past year has been tumultuous for health care.​ At the national level, a fierce debate over the Affordable Care Act came down to a simple question for hospitals: how would any change affect your ability to care for patients and communities? At the state level, Maryland’s hospitals continued to be on the leading edge of the transformation from volume to value all while working with the state on the next iteration of the state’s unique hospital payment system, efforts that are expected to soon bear fruit in the form of a new contract with CMS. And closer to home, your Maryland Hospital Association said farewell to Carmela Coyle, who served as president and CEO for nine years.​
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the Accounts Receivable reports?

This is the most frequently asked question we've received since the launch of our new website. All Accounts Receivable, Financial Condition, and Utilization Trend reports can now be found by clicking the Advocacy page, then clicking the Financial Data page on the left.

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Quality Matters

Quality Matters is a commitment by Maryland’s hospitals to make health care in Maryland the safest and highest-quality in the nation. It’s a commitment that entails the ceaseless pursuit of “better” – better doctor-patient relationships, better coordination among hospitals and care providers, better understanding of patients’ needs, and ultimately, better outcomes and better lives for all Marylanders.

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