Maryland Proceeding Off-Course

Paul Levy

First published 3/21/11 on [Not] Running a Hospital

Maryland, the only state with a hospital rate-setting process, also has an interesting financial incentive program related to quality indicators. It is described here. Some excerpts:

This initiative, which commenced July 1, 2009, links payments to hospital performance on a set of 49 Maryland Hospital Acquired Conditions (MHAC) across all-payers and patients in the State.  Continue reading “Maryland Proceeding Off-Course”