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MHCC Technical Advisory Group on Oversight of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Services


During the 2011 regular session of the Maryland General Assembly, House Bill 1182 became law (Chapter 616, Acts of 2011), requiring the Maryland Health Care Commission to develop and report recommendations for statutory changes relating to the appropriate oversight of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) services. The Commission must report its recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by the end of 2011.

Members, Schedule, and Meetings

The Maryland Health Care Commission appointed the Technical Advisory Group on Oversight of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Services to assist it in formulating these recommendations. This effort is an important opportunity to consider current statutory authority governing PCI care, and recommend appropriate statutory changes. The Acting Executive Director of the Commission is the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Group. The Technical Advisory Group members bring expertise in quality assurance, clinical standards and cardiac care, as well as consumer representation. They have been nominated by the following organizations:

  • Maryland Hospital Association (represented by 7 hospitals)
  • MedChi – The Maryland State Medical Society
  • American College of Cardiology, Maryland Chapter
  • American Heart and Stroke Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate (one physician expert and two consumers)
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    • Office of Health Care Quality
    • Board of Physicians
  • Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems
  • Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission

The Technical Advisory Group on Oversight of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Services will meet on the following dates:

  • July 26, 2011
  • September 13, 2011
  • October 11, 2011
  • November 8, 2011

Detailed Schedule of meetings

The Technical Advisory Group will meet in the offices of the Maryland Health Care Commission. Meetings are open to the public. The primary activities of the group are:

  • Discuss current statutory authority regarding PCI Services
  • Identify limitations in PCI oversight.
  • Consider recommendations for external peer review of PCI procedures.
  • Make recommendations to the Commission for possible legislative changes.

The links below provide access to documents related to the work of the Technical Advisory Group.

July Meeting Documents

September Meeting Documents

October Meeting Documents

November Meeting Documents

Final Reports