2008 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health
Sponsored By:
Delegates Nathan-Pulliam, Benson, Braveboy, Burns, Costa, Jones, Mizeur, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Stukes, Tarrant, and V. Turner
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Hospitals - Managed Care Organizations - Access and Health Care Disparities Elimination


Requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to require academic hospitals and their affiliated specialty care networks to contract with managed care organizations to provide hospital and specialty care to Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients on request of a managed care organization; and requiring a managed care organization to meet specified criteria to qualify under the Act.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Re-referred Health and Government Operations
Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, District 25
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Managed Care Organizations -see also- Health Maint Orgs
Medical Assistance
Minorities -see also- Women
Reimbursement Rates

Bill affects the following Statute:

Health - General
( 15-146 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered