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State legislation related to healthcare public reporting
- Senate Bill 135, Hospitals-Comparable Evaluation System-Health Care-Associated Infection Information (2006): Law requires hospital-acquired infection information to be reported to Maryland Health Care Commission. This information will be included in their existing hospital quality reporting system and be presented in a manner that will allow comparisons among hospitals.
- House Bill 791 (1999) required the Maryland Health Care Commission to develop and provide to the public, a “Nursing Home Report Card” on the quality of care in Maryland’s nursing homes.
- House Bill 705 (1999) called for the establishing of a common set of performance measurements and disseminating the findings of the performance measurements to hospitals, consumers, and other interested persons.
- MHCC’s public reporting mandate was expanded to include certain long-term care providers also in 1999.
- In 1996, MHCC was required to develop a system to comparatively evaluate the quality of care and performance of Health Benefits Plans to facilitate quality improvement and promote informed decision-making among consumers.