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Md. to consider health insurance market’s present, future

5-1-18 Baltimore,  MD- Beth Sammis, president, Consumer Health First, speaks at a hearing at the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange in May. (Maximilian Franz)

A busy week is in store for health policy in Maryland as regulators, advocates, consumers and insurers consider the present and future of the state’s individual market. Monday, the Maryland Insurance Administration will hear from insurers and the public as ...

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

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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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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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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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