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Md. benefit exchange approves plan on risk adjustments

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The board of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange voted Friday on a solution to an issue where the state’s new reinsurance program could cause duplicative payments under the Affordable Care Act’s risk adjustment program. Kaiser Permanente, one of the state’s ...

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Righttime Medical Care opens La Plata urgent care location

Maryland-based urgent care company Righttime Medical Care has opened its newest care center at 500 Charles St. in La Plata, company officials said Thursday. The location marks Righttime’s 17th location in Maryland and second in Charles County, joining its location in Waldorf. ...

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Reinsurance stabilizes rates, but Md. leaders now for permanent fixes

Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk, D-Prince George's and Anne Arundel. (File Photo)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s governor and legislative leaders Wednesday celebrated the federal government’s approval of a reinsurance program, praising the bipartisan manner in which they acted and making good-humored jokes about their age. But they also described the reinsurance proposal as ...

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Maryland receives approval for reinsurance program

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The federal government has approved Maryland’s application to set up a reinsurance program aimed at reducing the cost of health insurance on the individual market, state Sen. Thomas M. “Mac” Middleton said. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will likely announce the approval ...

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Real Time Medical Systems signs deal with UMMS

Baltimore-based health care interventional analytics company Real Time Medical Systems announced Thursday a major contract with the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) for its ProACT HS program. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The program will allow UMMS ...

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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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