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Maryland Code, Health-General § 19-212

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The Commission shall:

(1) Require each facility to disclose publicly:

(i) Its financial position;  and

(ii) As computed by methods that the Commission determines, the verified total costs incurred and revenue generated by the facility in providing health services;

(2) Review for reasonableness and certify the rates and revenue of each facility;

(3) Keep informed as to whether a facility has enough resources to meet its financial requirements;

(4) Concern itself with solutions if a facility does not have enough resources;

(5) Assure each purchaser of health care facility services that:

(i) The total costs of all hospital services offered by or through a facility are reasonable;

(ii) The aggregate rates of the facility are related reasonably to the aggregate costs of the facility;  and

(iii) Rates are set equitably among all purchasers of services without undue discrimination;

(6) Develop guidelines for the establishment of global budgets for each facility under Maryland's all-payer model contract, including guidelines to prevent facilities from taking actions to meet a budget that the Commission determines would have adverse consequences for recipients or purchasers of services;

(7) Receive confirmation from Commission staff that facility global budget agreements, as they are developed, are consistent with the guidelines;  and

(8) After review by the Commission for compliance with the guidelines, post each executed global budget agreement on the Commission's website.

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