Issue Date: May 2, 2014
Volume 41 • Issue 9 • Pages 530—531
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
Subtitle 37 HEALTH SERVICES COST REVIEW COMMISSION
10.37.10 Rate Application and Approval Procedures
Authority: Health-General, §§19-207, 19-212, and 19-219, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Health Services Cost Review Commission proposes to amend Regulation .26 under COMAR 10.37.10 Rate Application and Approval Procedures. This action was considered and approved for promulgation by the Commission at a previously announced open meeting held on March 12, 2014, notice of which was given pursuant to State Government Article, §10-506(c), Annotated Code of Maryland. If adopted, the proposed amendments will become effective on or about July 7, 2014.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to bring about greater uniformity in the calculation of current financing.
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 Diana Kemp, Regulations Coordinator, Health Services Cost Review Commission, 4160 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215, or call 410-764-2576, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 410-358-6217. Comments will be accepted through June 2, 2014. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.26 Patient Rights and Obligations: Hospital Credit and Collection and Financial Assistance Policies.
A.—.A-2 (text unchanged)
B. Working Capital Differentials—Payment of Charges.
(1) A third-party payer may obtain a discount in rates established by the Commission if it provides current financing monies in accordance with the following terms.
(a)—(b) (text unchanged)
(c) Outstanding charges shall be calculated by an amount equal to the hospital’s current average daily payment by the payer, multiplied by the hospital’s and third party payer’s processing and payment time. The precise calculation shall be made in accordance with the guidelines specified by Commission staff.
(d)—(e) (text unchanged)
(2)—(5) (text unchanged)
C. (text unchanged)
JOHN M. COLMERS
Health Services Cost Review Commission