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Maryland Department of Health Master Agreement Annual Report of Activities and Accomplishments: FY 2022

This report describes the services The Hilltop Institute provided to the Maryland Department of Health (the Department) under the Master Agreement between Hilltop and the Department. The report covers fiscal year (FY) 2022 (July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022). Hilltop’s interdisciplinary staff provided a wide range of services, including Medicaid program development and policy analysis; HealthChoice program support, evaluation, and financial analysis; long-term services and supports program development, policy analysis, and financial analytics; and data management and web-accessible database development.

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Maryland School-Based Health Center Program Needs Assessment

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) engaged The Hilltop Institute and Aurrera Health Group to conduct a landscape needs assessment of the state’s School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Program. The assessment will inform the Program’s strategic priorities, growth, and structure as it transitions from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to MDH. The assessment includes an analysis of the status of SBHCs in Maryland, geographic areas that may benefit from establishing SBHCs, and recommendations for program implementation and SBHC funding allocation.

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Integration Requirements for Medicare Advantage Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) Annual Program Review, CY 2021

This is the first annual review of the integration requirements for Medicare Advantage dual eligible special needs plans (D-SNPs), completed for the Maryland Department of Health. The goal of D-SNP integration, which became effective in calendar year (CY) 2021, is to improve coordination of care transitions for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. To meet this goal, D-SNPs are required to notify the state designees (e.g., supports planners) of Medicare hospital and skilled nursing facility (SNF) admissions when members receive long-term services and supports (LTSS) through a home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver or state plan program. This review describes key findings from the first year of implementation, focusing on aggregate trends.

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