Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is leading a group of 18 attorneys general opposing a federal agency plan to revise a rule prohibiting pre-dispute binding arbitration clauses in long-term care contracts. The revisions would allow such arbitration requirements. Frosh and the ...Read More »
U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Johns Hopkins Hospital as the top hospital in Maryland and the third-best hospital in the country. Hopkins again finished behind the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic nationally, failing to regain the top ...
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Anne Arundel Medical Center and CareFirst have reached an agreement in their public dispute over reimbursement rates. The hospital and the insurer will sign a new three-year contract effective Sept. 1. There will be no disruption in care. “We are ...Read More »
The Maryland All-Payer Model incentivizes hospitals to focus on quality of care and reduce readmissions. But doctors remain on a separate system, a fee-for-service model that encourages more patients. A recent amendment to Maryland’s agreement with the Centers for Medicare ...Read More »
New companies looking to enter the Maryland individual insurance market could find an easier path with the collapse of Evergreen Health this week. Any new Maryland carrier would have to build infrastructure in the state before selling plans. That infrastructure ...Read More »
Maryland’s individual health exchange will only have two insurers next year after a deal to buy Evergreen Health fell apart this week, leading the state’s insurance regulator to freeze its assets. Anne Arundel Health System, LifeBridge Health and JARS Health ...
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(UPDATED AT 7 p.m.): Anne Arundel Medical Center will terminate its contract with CareFirst if the insurer does not increase proposed reimbursement rates, the system announced Monday. Termination would make the medical center and its affiliates an out-of-network provider for CareFirst ...Read More »
The University of Maryland Medical System Board of Directors approved the medical system’s affiliation agreement with Dimensions Healthcare System, based in Prince George’s County. Dimensions’ board approved the agreement last month as part of the university’s process of purchasing the ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — A health care proposal from Senate conservatives would let insurers sell skimpy policies provided they also offer a comprehensive plan. It’s being billed as pro-consumer, allowing freedom of choice and potential savings for many. But critics say it ...Read More »
BUFFALO, N.Y. — After three defendants fatally overdosed in a single week last year, it became clear that Buffalo’s ordinary drug treatment court was no match for the heroin and painkiller crisis. Now the city is experimenting with the nation’s ...Read More »