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Tag Archives: Maryland Hospital Association

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

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

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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Md. board considers charging private insurers more for uncompensated health care

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.

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Change to Md. Medicare waiver brings doctors on board

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 ...

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Energy lobbyists spent big in Md., but failed to win on fracking

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 ...

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Md. sexual assault victims face obstacles to forensic examinations

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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