HB 1682/SB 835—Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Collaborative Care Pilot Program (Chapters 683 and 684 of the Acts of 2018) establishes a Collaborative Care Pilot Program. Specifically, the bill requires the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to establish and implement the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) in primary care settings in which health care services are provided to Medical Assistance Program participants enrolled in HealthChoice. SB 835 requires MDH to administer the Pilot Program and to select up to three pilot sites with certain characteristics to participate. The bill also requires the Governor to include in the annual budget $550,000 for fiscal years (FY) 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 for the Pilot Program. The bill stipulates that MDH shall apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for an amendment to the State’s §1115 HealthChoice Demonstration Waiver if necessary to implement the Pilot Program. Lastly, MDH shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly the findings and recommendations from the Pilot Program by November 1, 2023.
The Department's Medical Assistance Program is offering primary care provider sites the opportunity to apply for the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) Pilot Program. The application documents are found below.
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464