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Md. officials outline plan to save Medicare waiver

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland health officials on Wednesday outlined major changes to how hospital costs are paid in an effort to keep the state’s unique Medicare waiver agreement with the federal government — a deal that has provided enormous financial benefits ...

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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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Former health secretary Colmers to join Johns Hopkins

After leaving the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in January, former Secretary John Michael Colmers has been named vice president for health care transformation and planning at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Colmers, 57, headed the Department of Health and ...

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Former Md. health secretary Colmers joining Hopkins Medicine

After leaving the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in January, former Secretary John Michael Colmers has joined Johns Hopkins Medicine as vice president for health care transformation and planning. Colmers, 57, headed the Department of Health and Mental ...

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Report: FDA official to take over Maryland health department

The deputy commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration will head Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed government sources. Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, who was appointed to his post by ...

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Maryland health secretary urges action on health care

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s secretary of health and mental hygiene says he wants state lawmakers to establish a framework for a health benefit exchange during the upcoming legislative session. John Colmers made the comments Friday during a meeting of the Health ...

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Health council recommends independence for Md. Insurance Exchange

Health council staff recommended that the Health Care Reform Coordinating Council make the Maryland Insurance Exchange — the new entity for people without insurance and others to purchase coverage — an independent government agency. At a meeting Tuesday morning, council ...

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