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REGS : 10.09.02 Physicians’ Services (MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS)

PROPOSED
Maryland Register
Issue Date:  October 3, 2014
Volume 41 • Issue 20 • Page 1148
 
Title 10
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS
10.09.02 Physicians’ Services
Authority: Health-General Article, §§2-104(b), 15-103, and 15-105, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
[14-290-P-I]
The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .07 under COMAR 10.09.02 Physicians’ Services.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to update the rates in the fee schedule for Physician’s Services.
Comparison to Federal Standards
There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.
Estimate of Economic Impact
I. Summary of Economic Impact. The changes will save the Department approximately $2,400,000 for Fiscal Year 2015.
 
 
Revenue (R+/R-)
 
II. Types of Economic Impact.
Expenditure
(E+/E-)
Magnitude
 

 
 
 
 
 
A. On issuing agency:
(E-)
$2,400,000
B. On other State agencies:
NONE
 
C. On local governments:
NONE
 
 
 
Benefit (+)
Cost (-)
Magnitude
 

 
 
 
 
 
D. On regulated industries or trade groups:
(-)
$2,400,000
E. On other industries or trade groups:
NONE
 
F. Direct and indirect effects on public:
NONE
 
III. Assumptions. (Identified by Impact Letter and Number from Section II.)
A. and D. There is a cost savings of $2,400,000 for the Department with the decrease in reimbursements to physicians.
 
Economic Impact on Small Businesses
The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.
Impact on Individuals with Disabilities
The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.
Opportunity for Public Comment
Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to dhmh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through November 3, 2014. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
 
Editor’s Note on Incorporation by Reference
                Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-207, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Medical Assistance Program—Physicians’ Services Provider Fee Manual, Revision 2014, Effective January—December 2014, has been declared a document generally available to the public and appropriate for incorporation by reference. For this reason, it will not be printed in the Maryland Register or the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). Copies of this document are filed in special public depositories located throughout the State. A list of these depositories was published in 41:1 Md. R. 9 (January 10, 2014), and is available online at www.dsd.state.md.us. The document may also be inspected at the office of the Division of State Documents, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.
.07 Payment Procedures.
A.—C. (text unchanged)
D. The Maryland Medical Assistance Program Physicians’ Services Provider Fee Manual, Revision [April 2013] January 2014, is contained in the Medical Assistance Provider Fee Manual, dated October 1986. All the provisions of this document, unless specifically excepted, are incorporated by reference.
E.—Q. (text unchanged)
JOSHUA M. SHARFSTEIN, M.D.
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene
 
 
 

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