Maryland Governor Signs Federal All-Payer Health Contract
July 9, 2018 - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a contract with the federal government on Monday to enact the state's unique all-payer health care model, which he said will create incentives to improve care while saving money.
Hogan signed the five-year contract along with the administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seema Verma.
"The Maryland Model provides incentives across the health system to provide greater coordinated care, expanded patient-care delivery and collaboration of chronic-disease management ... all while improving the quality of care at lower cost to the consumer," Hogan said.
He said the model emphasizes the quality of care over the quantity of care.
The Hogan administration said the new contract is expected to provide an additional $300 million in savings a year by 2023, totaling $1 billion in savings over five years.
Read more at the New York Times.