TITLE

Unique nonpayment approach could save Maryland Medicaid $89 million annually

PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
State Health Watch;Apr2010, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the state of Maryland is adjusting payments for preventable conditions in an effort to lower the statewide averages of these conditions and save 89 million U.S. dollars in Medicaid. Robert Murray, executive director of the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, said that the state's payment system is unique in that the agency fixes payment rates for hospital services that apply to all payers, including Medicaid. Also noted is the number of hospital-based preventable complications in the state in 2008.
ACCESSION #
49315843

 

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