Editorial: Expansion, extension of 'Maryland Model' to reduce health care costs a win-win

In medicine, most people would likely agree that the goal should be making sure the patient is healthy and well, not earning revenue. Yet, in many places that isn’t necessarily the case when it comes to hospital admissions.

Since 2014 when Maryland entered into a special four-year agreement with federal agencies, the state has put an emphasis on keeping hospital patients healthier and reducing errors and readmission. The approach has saved Medicare $586 million in the first three years.

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