Maryland’s hospital rate-setting board will consider the unprecedented step of asking the state’s private insurers to pay more to account for uncompensated care at the state’s hospitals, a reflection of more unpaid bills from patients facing growing out-of-pocket costs through their private insurance company.Read More »
A study appearing in Health Affairs Monday found that Maryland’s all-payer global budgeting system may not have produced the systemic changes to hospital use promised when the system began to be adopted in 2011. But the state and Maryland hospitals reject ...Read More »
The Maryland All-Payer Model incentivizes hospitals to focus on quality of care and reduce readmissions. But doctors remain on a separate system, a fee-for-service model that encourages more patients. A recent amendment to Maryland’s agreement with the Centers for Medicare ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — The oil and natural gas industry spent more than $1.4 million to influence Maryland lawmakers during this year’s General Assembly session. But lobbyists still lost their fight to allow fracking in Maryland. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that the ...Read More »
Maryland Hospital Association President and CEO Carmela Coyle will step down from her job this fall to take the same position with the California Hospital Association, the Maryland group announced Thursday. Coyle has served as president and CEO of the ...Read More »
On what many describe as the worst day of their lives, sexual assault victims can find nurses at Maryland hospitals trained to take qualified forensic examinations while also meeting with victim advocates. First, they have to go to the right ...
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Maryland hospitals have improved patient safety and quality of care in recent years, according to data released Wednesday by the Maryland Hospital Association. Maryland hospitals saw a 48 percent reduction in the overall number of complications from 2013 to 2016 ...Read More »
Republicans might have pulled the American Health Care Act, but stakeholders in Maryland’s health care community remain wary of any future reform efforts that could come out of the Trump administration or Congress. The Maryland Hospital Association and the Maryland ...
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Maryland groups that have been opposed to American Health Care Act pointed to the Congressional Budget Office analysis released Monday to support their position. The analysis by the nonpartisan CBO found the Republican-backed health care plan would result in 14 ...
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The Maryland health care community remains in wait-and-see mode after House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act didn’t remove or eliminate Maryland’s demonstration authority, also known as the Medicare waiver. The Republican plan, called the American Health Care ...Read More »