Making Care Better, Safer and Less Costly
Hospitals need action to ensure that health care spending is not diverted from patient care and that health care planning and state budget action is aligned with the goals of with Maryland’s unique and innovative health care model. To accomplish this, the state must:
- Secure up to a $40-million reduction of the state’s $334-million Medicaid assessment in fiscal year 2020
- Limit unsustainable increases in medical malpractice awards by setting objective benchmarks and criteria used to develop life care plans
- Modernize the state’s Certificate of Need process to align with the parameters of the new Total Cost of Care Model.
These priorities will guide us as we consider legislation that affects Maryland's hospitals. The people and communities we serve rely on us to be there when they need us. . .our advocacy will be carried out with that in mind.