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Total Cost of Care Model

The AHEAD model will help some states implement a total cost of care model, in which states take responsibility and accountability for health outcomes of their citizens. 

Among the priorities: Tackling long emergency room wait times, participating in a new federal health care program and adjusting reimbursement rates for care at Md. hospitals.

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced a four-year, $72-million program Tuesday that will increase mothers’ and children’s access to health care. “Maryland’s maternal…