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Tim Curtis covers health care, higher education, and technology for The Daily Record.

Md. board considers charging private insurers more for uncompensated health care

10-27-2016 ELKTON, MD- Janet Maldonado, care transition nurse seen there training a patient, Frank Adams, how to use the  Union hospital Telehealth System, which monitors patient health from home and lower re-admission rates.  (The Daily Record/ Maximilian Franz).

Maryland’s hospital rate-setting board will consider the unprecedented step of asking the state’s private insurers to pay more to account for uncompensated care at the state’s hospitals, a reflection of more unpaid bills from patients facing growing out-of-pocket costs through their private insurance company.

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UM to study using ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier

Principal investigato Dr. Graeme F. Woodworth,, professor of neurosurgery at UMSOM and director of the Brain Tumor Treatment and Research Center at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at UMMC. (Courtesy UMMC)

The University of Maryland School of Medicine will begin a study this month investigating the use of ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier, potentially making it easier to treat neurological diseases. Opening the blood-brain barrier using MRI-guided ultrasound could make ...

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Baltimore announces new apprenticeship program

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh talks with reporters afrter meeting with Gov. Larry Hogan Monday to discuss ways to combat violence in the city. (Bryan P. Sears)

Baltimore officials announced Wednesday an apprenticeship program they hope creates meaningful jobs while also contributing to the rebuilding of Baltimore City Community College. The apprenticeship program for industrial maintenance mechanics will create opportunities for Baltimore residents to find careers and not ...

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