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What is Maryland Doing Right?

Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Katherine Lally
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What is Maryland doing right?

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

This all started with a 36-year-old federal Medicare waiver that allows Maryland to set rates for Medicare services. Under the waiver, all third-party health-care purchasers pay the same rate; hence the term "all-payer." As long as Maryland can keep hospital cost increases lower than other states, the federal government will make larger Medicare payments to offset the costs of uncompensated care.

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