Current Size: 100%
Maryland Medicaid Advisory Council - Cost Containment Discussion
Dear Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee Members and Interested Stakeholders:
As you may recall, the Department reviewed data that identified Medicaid’s key cost drivers at the July meeting. Our next step is to identify options to reduce costs and make the Medicaid program more sustainable. We received over 190 ideas during our public process to identify FY 2012 savings, and roughly 170 of those ideas generated savings in FY 13 or later. At the next MMAC meeting, we plan to review the 170 ideas that focus on longer-term savings. In addition, there will be an opportunity for stakeholders to provide additional ideas. We have extended the MMAC meeting for an hour to accommodate public testimony. Here are the meeting details:
Date: September 22, 2011
Location: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 W. Preston, Room L-3,
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Again, the goal is to make sure that we have a comprehensive list of options for reducing Medicaid program growth.