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  • Federal government approves new Medicare waiver for Maryland

    Federal government approves new Medicare waiver for Maryland
    The federal government is expected to announce its approval Friday of a plan that would allow Maryland to continue setting hospital reimbursement rates for Medicare patients and could become a national model for reducing health care costs. The decision,...
  • Maryland to stick with own health care site

    Maryland to stick with own health care site
    As legislators grilled Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Tuesday over the dismal debut of Maryland's health insurance exchange, the O'Malley administration stood by the website and said it will not switch to the federal version. Rejecting calls to shut...
  • Consumers trading up for better, cheaper health insurance

    Consumers trading up for better, cheaper health insurance
    Barbara Gruber has never been happier to pay a bill. From CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the bill confirmed that the 55-year-old Mount Washington woman had new, affordable health insurance. She bought it on the Maryland Health Connection, the online...
  • Sharfstein: Risks outweigh benefits of exchange switch

    Sharfstein: Risks outweigh benefits of exchange switch
    The secretary of the state health department responded Tuesday to a Democratic congressman's request for an analysis of the pros and cons of switching to the federal insurance exchange, arguing in a letter that the risk of switching before the current...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Proposed screening guidelines could prevent deaths, doctors say

    Proposed screening guidelines could prevent deaths, doctors say
    An influential U.S. health care panel's recommendation for lung cancer screening of high-risk patients could fortify some hospitals' efforts to prevent deaths from the disease, which kills more each year than the next four deadliest cancers combined....
  • 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,...
  • Premiums to go up as much as 25 percent under health reform

    Premiums to go up as much as 25 percent under health reform
    Marylanders who buy health insurance on a state exchange under health reform could see their premiums jump as much as 25 percent under rates approved by state regulators, but those increases are less than insurers sought. Maryland Insurance...
  • Proposed screening guidelines could prevent lung cancer deaths, doctors say

    Proposed screening guidelines could prevent lung cancer deaths, doctors say
    An influential U.S. health care panel's recommendation for lung cancer screening of high-risk patients could fortify Baltimore-area hospitals' efforts to prevent deaths from the disease, which kills more each year than the next four deadliest cancers...