The future of Maryland health care: A Newsmaker Forum with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein and John Colmers

Maryland is in the midst of submitting a proposal to the federal government for a fundamental change in the way hospitals are compensated, with the goals of increasing the quality of medical care, improving public health and reducing costs.  The goals are ambitious and include holding the growth in total hospital costs to below the rate of growth in the state’s economy and saving Medicare $330 million over that period. At risk is Maryland’s decades-old waiver to traditional Medicare rules, which brings an extra $1.6 billion a year to the state’s hospitals.

On Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., Maryland Health Secretary Dr. Joshua Sharfstein and Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission Chairman John Colmers will participate in a Baltimore Sun Newsmaker Forum to answer questions from the state’s health care community about the waiver proposal and its implications for the delivery of hospital services in the state.

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