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Trump hospital price rule has similarities — and differences — with Md. practice

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While the Trump administration pushes for a rule to require hospitals to disclose the prices of their procedures, Maryland and some other states already have some initiatives to let patients compare prices across hospitals. The federal Centers for Medicare and ...

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Eastern Shore medical center receives regulatory approval

A concept sketch of the new University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Cambridge, expected to be completed by 2021. (Image from filing)

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health received regulatory approval Thursday to convert its Cambridge hospital to a smaller facility and to move some of its existing services to the system’s larger Easton hospital. Shore Regional Health is one of several ...

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Recommendations to modernize certificate of need headed to Md. legislature

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The Maryland Health Care Commission advanced to the state legislature Thursday a set of 14 recommendations to modernize Maryland’s 40-year-old certificate of need process for health care facilities. The Senate Finance and House Health and Government Operations committees had requested ...

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Hospital conversion trend fits Maryland’s health goals

The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health will develop its replacement medical campus for University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital in Aberdeen. (University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health rendering)

The decision by three Maryland hospitals to close and convert to a smaller medical center fits with the state’s health goals and comes at a critical time for hospitals with aging infrastructure and dwindling admissions. “I think something to watch ...

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New P.G. hospital moves closer to approval

A rendering of Prince George's County Regional Medical Center. (Courtesy Dimensions Healthcare System)

The proposed new Prince George’s Regional Medical Center earned the support of a crucial state regulator last week, moving the long-gestating project even closer to final approval. Commissioner Robert E. Moffit, who is reviewing the project for the Maryland Health Care Commission, recommended in a ...

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Regulators approve new Washington Adventist Hospital

An artist's rendering of the planned new Washington Adventist Hospital. (Photo from Adventist HealthCare).

State regulators gave Adventist HealthCare a green light Thursday to build a $331 million hospital facility in Montgomery County to replace the aging Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park. The Maryland Health Care Commission approved Adventist’s Certificate of Need application ...

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Pilot program for improved primary care shows early results

A pilot program aimed at improving primary medical care by increasing cooperation among doctors and more closely managing patient care has produced positive results, according to a preliminary briefing given to the Maryland Health Care Commission Thursday. The three-year Multi-Payer Patient Center Medical Home Program sought to move primary care providers across the state towards the patient-centered medical home model, which focuses on giving patients more team-based care in order to better manage chronic illness and reduce hospitalizations.

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