| 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...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 5:44 PM
The bleach and Pine-Sol fight that temporarily shut down a Baltimore County Walmart over the weekend was the latest dispute in a heated love triangle, according to court documents, witnesses and attorneys involved in the case.
A Baltimore County judge on...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 5:06 PM
State officials on Tuesday announced a plan to increase the number of primary care health professionals by as much as 25 percent in the next decade through a wide range of goals that include increased educational opportunities, financial incentives and...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Public health officials are warning adults and adolescents to get booster shots in the wake of an unusually large number of cases of whooping cough this year around the nation and in Maryland.
More than 20,000 cases of the respiratory disease were...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 3:00 AM
By establishing a health benefit exchange and expanding Medicaid coverage, Maryland is on a path to extend access to affordable health care to hundreds of thousands of individuals, families and small businesses. For our progress to be sustainable,...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:31 PM
A Maryland group led by Howard County health officer Peter Beilenson has received a $65 million loan under federal health reform to start the state's first insurance co-op, a consumer-owned nonprofit that will compete against private insurers to sell...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:00 AM
About 60 percent of the doctor practices that are participating in a special patient-oriented program from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield have save on health care costs and improved care, the insurer said Thursday.
Those were the goals of the patient-...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Baltimore Medical System won a nearly half-million grant to develop a program for patients with both chronic diseases and behavior health needs.
The $498,906 from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield will be used to develop a unique-in-the-state turn on...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 5:26 PM
States including Maryland can move with more certainty to insure their poor, and the federal government can require others to buy health coverage after the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's landmark health care law Thursday.
| Jun 29, 2012
| 5:29 PM
Infinite Biomedical Technologies started to see the benefits of President Barack Obama's health reform law well before the Supreme Court decided its fate.
The six-person medical device firm in East Baltimore, which develops technology for prosthetics,...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 3:23 PM
The Supreme Court's recent ruling on federal health care reform may have settled legal concerns, but the heads of Maryland's top insurer and two largest medical institutions said there are still unanswered questions and worries about the law.