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Dec 9, 2015

Md. regulators approve smaller hospital jobs plan

State regulators approved a compromise job-creation program Wednesday that’s expected to create about 375 hospital jobs for residents of impoverished areas in Baltimore and across Maryland. The Health Services Cost Review Commission, which sets the rates for the state’s hospitals, agreed to make up to $10 million available for the program in fiscal 2017. Hospitals […]

Dec 8, 2015

Md. hospitals downsize job-creation proposal

Two of the state’s major health systems have scaled back a $40 million proposal to increase hospital rates so 1,000 entry-level workers could be hired from impoverished areas in Baltimore and across Maryland. The initial plan met with criticism from staff of the state’s Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC), which sets the rates for […]

Nov 18, 2015

BUILD calls for support of Md. hospital jobs plan

A Baltimore community organization urged state officials to implement a new hospital jobs program, saying there was an historic opportunity to help the city heal in the wake of the April riots. “We believe that this is a generational moment in Baltimore,” the Rev. Andrew Foster Connors co-chair of Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development, or […]

Sep 9, 2015

Hospitals want to put Baltimore residents back to work

The riots and protests that followed the death of Freddie Gray have prompted hospitals to seek a small increase in their rates so they can hire more workers from low-income, high-unemployment areas such as Baltimore City. The plan won early praise Wednesday from members of the state Health Services Cost Review Commission, which will eventually […]

Jun 30, 2015

Early success for hospital waiver, but hard work ahead

While Maryland’s experimental hospital payment system has seen early success — such as reported cost savings of more than $100 million during its first full year — officials say hard work lies ahead. In the program’s second year, the state will expand data-sharing between hospitals, doctors and other caregivers and will try to develop financial […]

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