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  • Fixing the way Medicare doctors are paid

    Fixing the way Medicare doctors are paid
    The headline to this piece has been corrected, as explained below. Republicans and Democrats can't seem to agree on anything related to the 2010 healthcare law, but they may come together soon on a crucial fix to the nation's largest federal...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan calls for cuts in anti-poverty programs

    Rep. Paul Ryan calls for cuts in anti-poverty programs
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), the former Republican vice presidential nominee, launched an attack Monday on the nation's poverty programs, provoking an election-year confrontation with the White House amid a growing focus on income...
  • Republicans draw election-year battle line over Obama budget

    WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans quickly erected a wall of opposition to President Obama's proposed 2015 budget, establishing election year battle lines over which party can best handle the nation's finances and address rising income inequality....
  • It's time to recognize pharmacists as health care providers [Commentary]

    It's time to recognize pharmacists as health care providers [Commentary]
    Students and faculty from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have an important message for the Maryland General Assembly this year: Empower pharmacists to perform a greater role as health care providers in order to improve health care quality...
  • Investing in lower health costs [Editorial]

    Investing in lower health costs  [Editorial]
    Maryland's health care system faces its greatest transformation in a generation — not because of the state's troubled health insurance exchange or even directly because of the Affordable Care Act but because of a change in the state's decades-old...
  • Republicans offer their two cents about what Obama should talk about in South Florida

    Republicans offer their two cents about what Obama should talk about in South Florida
    Original post | 5:44 p.m. Updated | 6:37 p.m. President Barack Obama visits South Florida on Friday, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama. They plan to visit a Miami-Dade County school to discuss, as the White House explained “how a...
  • As Medicaid fight rages, Gov. Terry McAuliffe notes reform

    As Medicaid fight rages, Gov. Terry McAuliffe notes reform
    RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe highlighted an ambitious health reform initiative Thursday, pitching it as evidence that Virginia is ready to expand Medicaid and extend taxpayer-funded health insurance to hundreds of thousands of new people. It'...
  • Health-Care Consultant Qualidigm Looks To Grow, Diversify

     Health-Care Consultant Qualidigm Looks To Grow, Diversify
    WETHERSFIELD — For 30 years, this health-care quality improvement company has faced next to no competition. Qualidigm, founded in 1983, heavily depends on government contracts, and most of its work is collaborating with nursing homes, hospitals,...
  • Md. hospitals need that $30 million [Letter]

    The conclusion of The Sun's editorial, "Investing in lower health costs" (March 7), is that "unless the hospitals start making immediate and fundamental changes to the way they operate …" Maryland will not be successful under the new waiver from...
  • Medicare payments don't tell whole story [Letter]

    Medicare payments don't tell whole story [Letter]
    The Sun's story regarding Medicare payments to ophthalmologists is incomplete and does not report the fact that the treatment in question is effective in restoring vision ("Hundreds of millions paid by Medicare in Maryland," April 10). Maybe if Medicare...
  • Alleged Medicare scheme involving Glendale man unfolds

    A Glendale man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he attempted to defraud Medicare by submitting more than $11 million in bogus claims for unnecessary medical services. Karen Sarkissian, 43, and L’ Tanya Smith, 57, of Ladera Park, were...