Consumer Standing Advisory Committee (C-SAC)
The Consumer Standing Advisory Committee:
To achieve these goals, consumer engagement is essential at all levels of the healthcare delivery system. Therefore, DHMH and HSCRC established the Consumer Standing Advisory Committee (C-SAC) to bring together a diverse cross-section of consumers, consumer advocates, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders.
The C-SAC will:
- Ensure that the consumer perspective is reflected in, and remains central to, the All-Payer Model and other related State initiatives;
- Provide expertise in consumer engagement to DHMH and HSCRC;
- Promote understanding about the All-Payer Model and its impact on healthcare for consumers, caregivers, and patients;
- Gather input from patients and consumers and represent their voices in policy development and implementation discussions; and
- Advise on the ongoing implementation of the All-Payer Model, including evaluation of responsiveness to consumer feedback.
Background on the All-Payer Model and the Comprehensive Primary Care Model:
The current All-Payer Model is set to expire in 2019. As a result, the State is currently negotiating a second term of the All-Payer Model, as described in the State’s “Progression Plan.” In the Progression Plan, the State recognizes that further collaboration across the spectrum of health care delivery (i.e., beyond hospital walls) is necessary to support the health and well-being of individuals as they move across care settings. Thus, Maryland is expanding its efforts to support hospitals, physicians, and other providers as they take on increasing responsibility for improving care and population health, while moderating cost growth.
Maryland’s Comprehensive Primary Care Model (MD CPC) is key to the Progression Plan. While hospital-based programs are essential for complex and high-need patients who are already using extensive resources, primary care is critical for patients with rising needs, who may be able to avoid seeking care in higher acuity settings. Therefore, the MD CPC focuses on a targeted population of the approximately 800,000 Medicare patients in Maryland, who often have chronic illnesses and rising needs. The MD CPC supports the vision of the All-Payer Model by: implementing effective care management; connecting patients with social services; improving transitions of care between hospital-led care and community-based care; and providing additional reimbursement for MD CPC providers, practices and care management organizations to support care transformation.
Consumer Standing Advisory Committee Membership
The HSCRC and DHMH have appointed a diverse group of individuals to serve on the Consumer Standing Advisory Committee. The current list of workgroup members is available CSAC Roster.
Meeting Schedule and Documents
Public Comments Submitted to the Consumer Standing Advisory Committee
The Committee will reserve time at the end of each meeting for brief comments and questions from the public. The public is also encouraged to submit written comments related to C-SAC initiatives to: firstname.lastname@example.org