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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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UM to study using ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier

Principal investigato Dr. Graeme F. Woodworth,, professor of neurosurgery at UMSOM and director of the Brain Tumor Treatment and Research Center at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at UMMC. (Courtesy UMMC)

The University of Maryland School of Medicine will begin a study this month investigating the use of ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier, potentially making it easier to treat neurological diseases. Opening the blood-brain barrier using MRI-guided ultrasound could make ...

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MUIH signs deal with GW School of Medicine

Officials with Laurel-based Maryland University of Integrative Health announced Thursday it has signed an articulation agreement with The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for an accelerated pathway to admission and advanced standing in MUIH’S master of nutrition and integrative ...

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Md. insurers make case for premium increases before reinsurance

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Maryland’s insurance regulator Monday heard health insurance companies’ cases for raising premiums on the individual market by an average of 30 percent, but those requests could fall if a reinsurance program is approved. Rate increases considered Monday would continue a ...

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CMS reverses course, will make risk adjustment payments to insurers

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer. (File)

A federal agency has reversed its decision earlier this month to stop collecting and making risk adjustment payments to health insurers, announcing it would reinstate the payments. The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services had said they would top making ...

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Democrats, health leaders protest potential loss of women’s health service funds

Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Sen. Ben Cardin, Dr. Leana Wen, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger and Rep. John Sarbanes denounced a proposed Trump administration rule that could limit funds for women's health. More than 17,000 patients received help at Baltimore clinics that receive public funding in 2016. (Tim Curtis / The Daily Record)

Maryland’s congressional delegation and Baltimore City officials denounced Monday a proposed federal rule that they say could restrict access to women’s health and reverse work made to improve health outcomes, especially for poor women. A proposed rule change at the ...

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