Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer expects to make a long-anticipated decision by Friday on substantial rate increases on the individual market requested by Maryland’s health insurers. The insurance commissioner has taken great pains to review the request as he seeks to ...Read More »
Maryland has reached a draft agreement to extend the state’s all-payer demonstration project with the federal government, Gov. Larry Hogan and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Thursday. The current all-payer model was put into place in 2014 ...Read More »
TRENTON, N.J. — EpiPen maker Mylan has finalized a $465 million government agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade — charges brought after rival Sanofi filed a whistleblower lawsuit and tipped off the ...Read More »
Big Pharma is having a Big Tobacco moment as litigation over opioids attract star lawyers and a growing list of states and local governments seeking their own multibillion-dollar payout to deal with costs of a burgeoning drug epidemic. On ...Read More »
Doctors who attend the lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than doctors who attended the best medical schools, a new study from Princeton University found. “If all general practitioners had prescribed like those from the top-ranked school, we would ...
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Health insurers won a victory in 2015 when a tax that was part of the Affordable Care Act was suspended. Now as they fight to repeal or delay the tax again before it comes back into effect, the odds don’t ...Read More »
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 »