5 Things Maryland: Keynote videos, Q&A w/Del. Kenneth Kerr, Health financing
Thank you so much to everyone who attended the 2022 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference earlier this month! It was a day filled with great energy, insightful presentations, and engaging conversations. Below you’ll find videos of two of our keynotes, coverage of our panel on the future of health financing, and a conversation with Del. Maryland’s distinct regulatory structure offers unique opportunities to address health equity in ways that are unavailable in other states, said Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil during our Morning Keynote. Weil says racism is a population-based phenomenon and it therefore needs to be addressed through population-based interventions.
Maryland’s unique Total Cost of Care model continues to shape the state’s recovery from the pandemic, especially among hospitals and other health facilities. The future of the Total Cost of Care model was also a key point of conversation during our Lunch Keynote with Kate Sapra, Director of the Division of All-Payer Models at CMMI. As a member of the House Health and Government Operations Committee, Del. The program operates through the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange and uses subsidies to reduce the costs of individual health coverage plans for those who are eligible.
The Maryland Health Care Commission is seeking a contractor to update and expand the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Manager for long-term care services in the state. MHCC released a request for proposals earlier this month for the five-year contract. Starting January 1st, 2023, health plans will be required to limit copays or coinsurance for prescription insulin drugs to no more than $30 for a 30-day supply. Hogan also signed this year’s capital budget bill, which includes $4 billion for various improvement projects.
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