| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:49 PM
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...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:39 PM
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...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:24 AM
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is investing another $1 million in a program it launched six years ago to help train the next generation of nurse educators.
The program gives nurses a stipend of up to $80,000 to pursue a master's or doctorate degree....
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler urged state regulators Tuesday to cap the amount that insurers can raise premiums under the new health care law to no more than 5 percent until more is known about how the sweeping federal legislation will...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:00 PM
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...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:41 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Our lawmakers in Annapolis have an opportunity to eliminate a significant disparity in access to chemotherapy for the thousands of Marylanders treated for cancer each year. The access issue is one of cost and the difference in how much insurance companies...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 11:03 AM
An Annapolis woman pleaded guilty Friday to using false identities to bilk banks, Social Security and private and public insurers of $2.6 million, prosecutors said.
From 2005 though 2009, Winnie Joanne Barefoot, 57, used stolen identities to take out...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:45 AM
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the region's largest insurer, said Monday that it will give morethan $8.5 million over three years to 12 safety net health center programs to help treat the most vunerable patients.
The money is expected to help 66,000...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 10:01 PM
Anne Arundel County eighth-grader Victoria Marinzel is not one for the spotlight. After Gov. Martin O'Malley surprised her at a school assembly Monday with a Compassionate Marylander Award and a Governor's Citation, he asked the Central Middle School...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:09 AM
For those who have heart disease, cancer, diabetes or another condition, buying health insurance can be impossible.
"I was denied, denied, denied," said Jamie Engels, a 29-year-old Baltimore woman with a kidney disorder, about applying for private...