The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Maryland's Hospitals

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene regulates health care providers, facilities, and organizations, and manages direct services to patients where appropriate. This includes public and private hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, home health care services, hospices, providers, and health educators, among others.

Medicaid Renewals

Medicaid recipients must renew their eligibility once ever 12 months. Renewals for most Medicaid recipients will now be processed in Maryland Health Connection. Recipients who must renew their eligibility using Maryland Health Connection will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to renew their benefits.