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MHA: New Md. hospital-payment system shows early success

Maryland’s hospitals have seen more than $100 million in cost savings over the past year thanks to the state’s new, global-budget payment system for its medical centers, the Maryland Hospital Association announced Monday. The payment system is the result of ...

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Hospital proposal has more money for infrastructure, less for charity care

A state commission will vote next week on a proposal to increase Maryland’s hospital rates for fiscal 2016, a change that reflects both new investment in infrastructure and smaller number of uninsured patients in the state. If the increase is ...

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Hospitals can’t pass along cost of Medicare cuts

Maryland’s hospitals will bear the full brunt of the 2 percent Medicare cuts mandated by sequestration, state regulators decided Wednesday, despite passionate warnings from providers that the move would trigger layoffs and service reductions at hospitals across the state.

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Maryland Hospital Association asks for protection from cut

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Hospital Association is urging a state commission to spare hospitals from a 2 percent Medicare cut that is part of federal budget reductions. The group issued a report Thursday warning about deteriorating financial health of state ...

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Audit: Hospital billing not properly investigated

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland commission did not adequately investigate the impact of hospital overbilling identified through annual reviews, a state audit released Friday found, noting overcharges of at least $13.2 million at four hospitals. The Office of Legislative Audits found ...

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Top 5: ‘We serve at the pleasure of the commission’

WBAL’s Mark Miller announced this week that he would be retiring after 32 years and the traffic plans surrounding Baltimore’s Grand Prix race are starting to take shape in the final months before it comes to town. Those stories and ...

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John Colmers to lead rate commission

John M. Colmers, who has served Maryland in a variety of high-profile health care positions, was named Tuesday as the chairman of the Health Services Cost Review Commission. Colmers, vice president of health care transformation and strategic planning for Johns ...

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Hospital association wants to spread pain of assessment

The Maryland Hospital Association is urging the state to spread a hospital tax evenly among providers and the self-insured to avoid hitting its members too hard, a position highlighted last week during a Medicaid briefing at the group’s headquarters in ...

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