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AARP ranks Maryland 12th for long-term care

Maryland ranked 12th in the country for providing long-term care in an AARP scorecard released Wednesday. The state improved its position from 2014, when it ranked 23rd. The AARP scorecard, compiled in conjunction with The Commonwealth Fund and The Scan ...

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Maryland Physicians Care launches MyVirtualMPC (access required)

Maryland Physicians Care members can now skip a trip to urgent care or the ER, instead using instant message or video chat to talk to a local doctor at no cost. From their computer or smart phone, members can ask questions, show ...

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United Healthcare and UM team up on helping high-risk patients (access required)

The University of Maryland Quality Care Network and UnitedHealthcare will work together to reduce emergency room visits, manage chronic conditions and get patients to take their medicine, officials announced Thursday. The partnership between the insurer and the provider will launch ...

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Md. insurance regulator hears Evergreen’s case to become for-profit (access required)

Evergreen Health and its investors made their case in a public hearing Wednesday that converting the Affordable Care Act co-op into a for-profit health insurance provider would be in the public interest. Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer said he expected a ...

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Study: Medicaid gives more in rural Md. access to health insurance (access required)

As President Donald Trump and his administration look to repeal the Affordable Care Act and make deep cuts to Medicaid, a new study showed evidence that Medicaid expansion has decreased the number of uninsured in rural areas of the country. ...

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Hospitals now tap lawyers to fulfill patients’ legal needs (access required)

As health care systems continue to shift toward becoming comprehensive medical homes for patients, health care providers are increasingly incorporating lawyers into the team of professionals who are on hand to help people at no additional charge to patients. Roughly ...

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Atlantic General and UMMC partner on telemedicine consultations (access required)

Atlantic General Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center have reached an agreement to allow pre-operative consultations on thoracic surgery to take place via teleconference beginning this month. Potential thoracic surgery patients at Atlantic General in Berlin, Md., will ...

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