Tag Archives: Maryland Hospital Association

Md. hospitals look for relief from federal stimulus bill

Fran Phillips, deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Health, left, speaks as Gov. Larry Hogan listens on March 10, 2020. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Maryland hospitals stand to benefit from Congress’s massive $2 trillion stimulus bill, but questions about what they would get and when remain unanswered. The state’s hospitals have not yet entered a “crisis situation” over beds for COVID-19 so far, state ...

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Hospitals, state adding hundreds of beds to prepare for coronavirus


Maryland and its hospitals have begun adding beds and choosing sites for temporary hospitals as COVID-19 hospitalizations are expected to rise over the coming weeks. Mercy Medical Center and LifeBridge Health announced plans last week to bring hundreds of new ...

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Cases of 2 infected Md. health care providers reinforce need for social distancing

The Northwest Hospital program is based on a model called an accountable care unit that emphasizes collaboration to improve safety results. An interdisciplinary group of Northwest leadership and frontline team members worked together to use the ACU model as a tool to design an innovative blueprint at the hospital that focuses on patient and family-centered care, outcomes and employee engagement. (File photo)

Cases of two Maryland health care providers contracting COVID-19 have underscored the need for hospital staff to take precautions both in the hospital and while at home. The Maryland providers contracting the disease, caused by the novel coronavirus, have been made ...

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Hospital group warns of unintended consequences of medical debt plans

Bob Atlas, president of the Maryland Hospital Association.

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation in the Maryland General Assembly would qualify more patients for financial assistance, limit the amount of debt hospitals can sue patients to recover and work to improve notice to patients of financial assistance options. The bills’ supporters ...

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Hospitals tout new approach on birth injury bill after record Hopkins verdict

Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital.

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland hospitals will take a new crack at getting lawmakers to create a fund to compensate families of babies injured during birth, an attempt that has taken on new urgency following a record $229 million verdict against Johns ...

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


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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Md. hospitals seek a nearly 4% revenue increase next year

MedStar Federal Hill.(Photo submitted by Medstar)

Maryland’s hospitals are likely to see a significant revenue increase next year, but not as high as they would prefer, when the Health Services Cost Review Commission considers its staff’s final recommendation for next year. Under the staff’s recommendation, which will ...

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