Issue Date: April 13, 2018
Volume 45 • Issue 8 • Page 429
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS
10.09.16 Establishment, Operation, and Authority for Health Maintenance Organizations—Medical Assistance
Authority: Health-General Article, §§2-104(b) 15-103, and 15-105, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health proposes to repeal in their entirety existing Regulations .01—.13 under COMAR 10.09.16 Establishment, Operation, and Authority for Health Maintenance Organizations—Medical Assistance.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to repeal an outdated and obsolete chapter of regulations governing Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs). The Program does not contract with HMOs pursuant to these regulations and does not intend to do so in the future. To the extent HMOs would like to contract with the Program to provide managed care services, they would be subject to the Medicaid Managed Care regulations sent forth in other chapters of COMAR.
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 Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through May 14, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health