Md. Submits Plan To Update All-payer Health System - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Md. Submits Plan To Update All-payer Health System

Posted: Updated:

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland has submitted a plan to the federal government to modernize the state's all-payer rate setting system for hospital services.
    
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the submission on Friday to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
    
The state is proposing a shift away from fee-for-service reimbursement toward a health care delivery that emphasizes prevention, quality care and value.
    
Maryland is the only state that has a waiver with the federal government that allows Medicare payments to be based on rates set by a state commission, instead of national federal payment principals. But Maryland must meet tests showing that cumulative growth in state payments doesn't exceed the rate of growth in Medicare payments nationally. The state has come close to failing to meet the standard in recent years.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
  • Free Tuition Contest

    Free Tuition Contest

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • Man Dies After Being Taken Under In Ocean City

    Man Dies After Being Taken Under In Ocean City

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:13:44 GMT
    OCEAN CITY, Md. - An 18-year-old man has died after getting stuck in a rip current Tuesday evening.

    Emergency responders received a call for a swimmer in distress in the Inlet shortly after 6:00pm Tuesday.
    More >>
    OCEAN CITY, Md. - An 18-year-old man has died after getting stuck in a rip current Tuesday evening.

    Emergency responders received a call for a swimmer in distress in the Inlet shortly after 6:00pm Tuesday.
    More >>
  • iPads For All? Classroom Tech Draws Support & Criticism

    iPads For All? Classroom Tech Draws Support & Criticism

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:29:30 GMT
    DELMARVA - Technology in the classroom -- the days of blackboards, notebooks, and No. 2 pencils are dwindling. They're being replaced by smartphones and tablets, but the multiplication of these devicesMore >>
    DELMARVA - Technology in the classroom -- the days of blackboards, notebooks, and No. 2 pencils are dwindling. They're being replaced by smartphones and tablets, but the multiplication of these devices is creating a divide.More >>
  • Later School Days Mean Better Health?

    Later School Days Mean Better Health?

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:01:34 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md- The saying the early bird catches the worm, may not be true for high and middle school students, according to a new report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics.More >>
    SALISBURY, Md- The saying the early bird catches the worm, may not be true for high and middle school students, according to a new report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.