HSCRCHealth Services Cost Review Commission (Maryland)
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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).
ZIP code information regarding the number and location of these trauma centers was obtained from records at the HSCRC and the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.
What is the impact of the HSCRC on reducing the number of readmissions?
HSCRC contracted with the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to administer the Nurse Support Program II.
Management attributes the profitability increase to higher patient volumes with an increased case-mix severity index, one-time rate increase from HSCRC, coupled with cost savings and revenue cycle enhancement measures.
at the HSCRC, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
For fiscal year 2008, HSCRC approved approximately $18 million in funding for approved NSP I and NSP II projects.
Additionally, Fitch views the presence of Maryland's HSCRC as providing a great degree of stability, although it also limits JHHS's ability to raise hospital rates.
Key credit strengths include strong operating performance and utilization trends, the recent completion of major capital projects, and the stability provided by the HSCRC.
at HSCRC offices, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
Dianne Feeney, BSN, MS, associate director of quality initiatives for the HSCRC, explains the strategic planning, analytics and infrastructure behind Maryland's initiative to incent hospitals to improve readmission rates on a risk-adjusted basis.