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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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Cannabics Pharmaceuticals to create first auto-grow device

Bethesda-based Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced a partnership agreement Tuesday with Eroll Grow Tech ltd (“Seedo“), developer of the world’s first fully-automated grow device designed specifically for cannabis. Through this new partnership, Cannabics and Seedo will develop the first controlled device for growing ...

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Giant sets $2M goal for pediatric cancer fundraiser

Landover-based Giant Food announced Tuesday the kick off of its annual pediatric cancer fundraising program created to support pediatric cancer research during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The grocery store chain has set a goal of raising $2 million throughout the eight-week program, ...

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