| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:59 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 6, 2013
| 6:05 AM
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....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:10 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:03 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:42 PM
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.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Less than two days after Gov. Martin O'Malley declared that the state's online insurance marketplace finally worked for most consumers, a server crashed Monday, the call center became overwhelmed and the governor announced he was bringing in another...