The state of Maryland is the only state in the nation that regulates the cost of healthcare to its citizens. The Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) regulates the charges for every acute care hospital in Maryland, including Frederick Memorial Hospital.
The HSCRC sets rates for all payers – private insurance companies, HMOs, Medicare and Medicaid. Each hospital’s average charge can be affected by a number of factors, including: patients’ severity of illness, wage levels and the price of goods and services in its area, the amount of teaching it does, and the amount of uncompensated care it provides.
FMH understands the importance of this aspect of hospitalization, and provides the opportunity for every patient to inquire about the charges that may be incurred during a hospital stay.