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  • 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...
  • Gansler seeks cap on health insurance rate increases

    Gansler seeks cap on health insurance rate increases
    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...
  • CareFirst invests $1 million to train nurses

    CareFirst invests  $1 million to train nurses
    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....
  • 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...
  • Md. health care website still has glitches despite major fixes

    Md. health care website still has glitches despite major fixes
    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...