Health Care

MedStar to pay $35 million over kickback allegations

A sign designates an entrance to the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, Monday, March 28, 2016. Hackers crippled computer systems at a major hospital chain, MedStar Health Inc., on Monday, forcing records systems offline for thousands of patients and doctors. The FBI said it was investigating whether the unknown hackers demanded a ransom to restore systems. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

MedStar Health will pay the United States a $35 million settlement to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that the system paid kickbacks to cardiologists in exchange for patient referrals. Cardiologists at MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates received professional services contracts ...

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Two more UMMS board members resign, four take leaves

Shot of University of Mayland Hospital at 22 South Green Street in Baltimore. MF 12/16/04.

Two more members of the University of Maryland Medical System Board of Directors have resigned from the board following the emergence of details about their financial conflicts with the system, the board announced Wednesday. John W. Dillon and Robert L. ...

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UMD School of Nursing, CCBC launch dual-admission partnership

The University of Maryland School of Nursing and the Community College of Baltimore County campuses in Essex and Catonsville have launched an agreement of dual admission that will enable a smooth transition from CCBC’s associate degree in nursing program to a Bachelor of Science in nursing ...

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CareFirst, LifeBridge Health host digital health startup challenge

LifeBridge Health and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield have joined forces for a Shark Tank-style challenge to find the best and brightest digital health startups to present innovative ideas that could change the face of health care. Challenge participants are presented with ...

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Mandate, consumer protection provisions stripped from Md. health insurance bills

Vincent DeMarco, a leading advocate for mandating insurance coverage for Maryland residents, says he's happy that the bill that has advanced at least gives people an opportunity to signal their interest in coverage. (File Photo)

Multiple pieces of health care legislation are moving forward in the Maryland House of Delegates, but they have been amended to exclude some of their key elements. Bills originally drafted to put the Affordable Care Act’s consumer protections into state ...

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Levin named permanent MUIH president, CEO

Marc Levin, the interim president and CEO of Maryland University of Integrative Health since Feb. 1, was appointed to the position permanently by the MUIH board of trustees Wednesday. Levin has also been serving the roles of chief financial officer ...

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New rules for substance abuse records

Early last year, a final rule went into effect that updates the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulations, adopted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA regulations protect the confidentiality of records that contain ...

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CASI Pharmaceuticals gets OK for clinical trial of leukemia drug

Rockville-based pharmaceutical company CASI Pharmaceuticals Inc. received approval Thursday from the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) for a registration clinical trial in China of a drug for the treatment of a type of leukemia. The drug, a of vincristine sulfate lipsome ...

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