Issue Date: July 25, 2014
Volume 41 • Issue 15 • Pages 908—909
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS
Authority: Health-General Article, §2-104(b), Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .04 under COMAR 10.09.33 Health Homes.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to clarify requirements for providers regarding access to real-time pharmacy data.
Comparison to Federal Standards
There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.
Estimate of Economic Impact
The proposed action has no economic impact.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through August 25, 2014. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.04 Conditions for Health Home Provider Participation.
To be eligible as a health home, a provider shall:
A.—D. (text unchanged)
E. At the time of enrollment as a health home, be [enrolled] registered or be able to provide documentation of starting the process of [enrollment] registration with CRISP in order to receive hospital encounter alerts[ and pharmacy data];
[(1) CRISP in order to receive hospital encounter alerts; and
(2) The State’s ASO in order to access real-time pharmacy data for participants;]
F. At the time of enrollment as a health home, be registered or be able to provide documentation of starting the process of registration with one of the following organizations in order to receive access to real-time pharmacy data for participants:
(1) CRISP; or
(2) The State’s ASO;
[F.] G.—[O.] P. (text unchanged)
JOSHUA M. SHARFSTEIN, M.D.
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene