CMS renews Maryland's all-payer system

Modern Healthcare: The CMS approved Maryland's requests to continue and expand its unique all-payer model.

The model has been in place since 2014, and the state received federal approval to extend it through 2023, with the option of another five-year renewal at that time.

Under the model, the state is exempt from typical Medicare regulations and has the unique ability to set its own rates for hospitals. Starting Jan.1, doctors' offices and nursing homes can voluntarily participate in the program as well.

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