| 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...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Dr. Philip J. Ferris, former longtime chairman of the department of surgery at Franklin Square Medical Center, died Nov. 8 of cardiac arrest at his Lutherville home. He was 79.
"He was just a great man. He was down-to-earth and fun, but at the same...
| 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...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Church officials and other religious-based groups are gearing up to fight an order by the Obama administration that they include birth control in employee health plans — a requirement some say could threaten the protection of other moral beliefs and...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 8:30 PM
After moving aggressively in recent years to make a dent in Maryland's stubbornly high infant mortality rate, city and state officials plan to announce Wednesday a significant drop, to the lowest level on record.
Data from the state Department of...
| 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,...