HSCRCHealth Services Cost Review Commission (Maryland)
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This will be a heavy lift because the HSCRC only regulates the inpatient and outpatient facility prices charged on hospital campuses, and does not regulate the amounts paid to off-campus facilities or to doctors anywhere.
Department of Health and Human Services, 2014) convinced the HSCRC board and directors to continue the NSP II funding for an additional 5 years.
Such an approach has been taken by Maryland's HSCRC in the implementation of its PPC-based payment policy (Health Services and Costs Review Commission 2009).
The weights assigned to each SOII of each APR-DRG are determined by the HSCRC of Maryland and are factored by the previous year's health care costs.
Maryland's HSCRC regulates hospital charges to closely track "efficient" hospital costs thereby obviating the need to incorporate cost to charge ratios.
* HSCRC provides financial and departmental operational data by hospital in the state of Maryland.
The state's HSCRC initially used detailed self-reported cost data from hospitals to determine hospital-specific payment rates for each service unit.
The HSCRC staff recommendation would increase the differential by 1.7 percentage points, to 7.7 percent, effective in January.
The high leverage is partially offset by the HSCRC's approved rate increase for the project and the system's essentially all fixed rate debt structure.
As deans, directors, executives, and educators, they provided perspective and input throughout the entire evaluation with Maryland Higher Education Commission and HSCRC staff.
For most categories, hospitals are asked to report their staff hours, number of "encounters," direct costs, and indirect costs (using rates calculated by the HSCRC based on each hospital's financial report).