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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

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  • Love hits a home run at Camden Yards

    Love hits a home run at Camden Yards
    Date: June 22, 2013 Her story: Katherine Cox, 28, grew up in Baltimore. She is an exercise physiologist in the cardiac department at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Her mother, Donna Cox, works for the L. Warner Cos. Inc. in Timonium, and her father,...
  • Maryland approves premiums for small-business insurance exchange

    Maryland approves premiums for small-business insurance exchange
    Small businesses buying health coverage for their employees through a new state insurance marketplace could pay anywhere from 5 percent less to 15 percent more in premiums next year under rates Maryland regulators approved Tuesday. The Maryland Insurance...
  • Hospitals concerned about state rate-setting proposal

    Hospitals concerned about state rate-setting proposal
    A state plan to tie medical spending to the growth of the economy is making hospital executives uneasy. Executives support the spirit of the plan proposed by the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which seeks to reduce health spending by...
  • CareFirst proposes 25 percent rate increase under health care reform

    CareFirst proposes 25 percent rate increase under health care reform
    Blaming the cost to implement health care reform, the state's largest health insurer has proposed eye-popping rate increases to state regulators for individuals and small businesses. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield wants to raise rates an average of 25...
  • CareFirst sticker shock

    CareFirst sticker shock
    The Obamacare critics were no doubt gleeful this week when CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield proposed average rate increases of 25 percent for its individual HMO customers next year, when it will be required to follow the requirements of the Patient...
  • Rate-setting commission recommends no increase in hospital charges

    Rate-setting commission recommends no increase in hospital charges
    The state's hospitals would absorb all of the 2 percent Medicare cuts required by federal sequestration under a proposal released Thursday by the state panel that sets hospital rates. The recommendation by the staff of the Health Services Cost Review...
  • Md. hospitals say rate vote means jobs cuts

    Md. hospitals say rate vote means jobs cuts
    Maryland hospitals said they will need to cut jobs and patient services after a state panel voted Wednesday to keep hospital rates flat, despite a 2 percent cut in Medicare payments required by federal sequestration. "There are significant job cuts...
  • HCC Awarded Grant by CareFirst

    Harford Community College has received a $25,000 grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to support development of an electronic health records system that will bolster training of the institution's nearly 2,200 Nursing and Allied Health students....
  • Md. submits plan to overhaul hospital charges

    Md. submits plan to overhaul hospital charges
    Maryland health officials on Friday turned over to the federal government a plan that would overhaul how hospitals are paid for treating patients to promote lower admissions and better care. The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene plan would...
  • City holds vigil to remember infants who have died

    City holds vigil to remember infants who have died
      City officials held a candlelight vigil Monday evening to remember infants who have died. They called it an "angelversary," and its the third year they gathered for the event. Baltimore City Commissioner of Health Dr. Oxiris Barbot, Family...
  • Maryland hospital rate increase recommended

    Maryland hospital rate increase recommended
    Maryland hospitals would get some help dealing with federal cuts under a proposed plan that would increase the rates they can charge by 1.65 percent. The staff of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, the agency responsible for setting hospital...