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State Policy Academy on Global Budgeting for Rural Hospitals



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A state policy academy was hosted at the Bloomberg School of Public Health on May 30, featuring experts on hospital global payments from around the country.

View the March 6, 2018 webinar or Global Budgeting for Hospital Services webcast series which provides an overview of global budgeting for rural hospitals.


Christopher F. Koller
President, Milbank Memorial Fund

Heather Howard, JD
Director, State Health and Value Strategies

Introduction to Global Budgeting:

Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD
Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement
Professor of the Practice
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health


Panel: The How and Why of Global Budgets

Moderated by:
David C Chin, MD, MBA

Distinguished Scholar
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Donna Kinzer, MD

Executive Director
Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission

Lauren Hughes, MD, MPH, MSc, FAAFP
Deputy Secretary for Health Innovation
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Rivka Friedman
Director, Division of All-Payer Models
State Innovations Group
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Keynote Interview:

Ted Koppel
Senior Contributor

CBS News Sunday Morning

Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, MA, JD
President of the Dorney-Koppel Foundation
Immediate Past President COPD Foundation
Member National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Advisory Council

Panel: View from the Front Lines

Moderated by:
Karen Murphy
Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
Geisinger Health System

Joseph P. Ross, MHA

President and Chief Executive Officer
Meritus Medical Center

Barry Ronan, MPA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Western Maryland Health System

Leslie Simmons, RN, FACHE
President, Carroll Hospital
Executive Vice President, LifeBridge Health

John B. Chessare MD, MPH
President and CEO
GBMC HealthCare System
Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Click here for frequently asked questions from the state policy academy and additional resources on global budgeting for rural hospitals.

Click here to see the policy issue brief by State Health & Value Strategies on Toward Hospital Global Budgeting: State Considerations.


Special thanks to Kathryn Foti, MPH, graduate student at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, for her efforts in organizing activities for the symposium.

For more information, please contact the Department of Health Policy and Management at or at (443) 287-8541.

The policy academy is funded by the the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Milbank Memorial Fund.