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

Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk, D-Prince George's and Anne Arundel. (File Photo)

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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Before reinsurance, significant premium increases sought on Md. individual market

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer. (File)

Insurers on Maryland’s individual health exchange are proposing to raise their rates by an average of more than 30 percent, as hopes for stabilizing the market increasingly depend on the state’s application for a reinsurance program.  The increasing rates could ...

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