Tag Archives: Maryland Hospital Association

‘We’ve got a crisis in Maryland’

Carmela Coyle, president of the Maryland Hospital Association. (File)

The Maryland Hospital Association keeps a busy calendar during the legislative session in Annapolis. Carmela Coyle, the association’s president and CEO, said this year the organization would offer recommendations on more than 100 bills. And this year she’s also had ...

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Financial data from Md. hospitals shows reduced costs

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Financial data for the first full year of Maryland’s five-year experiment to reduce health care costs shows signs of progress, officials say. A staff report presented Wednesday to members of the state’s Health Services Cost Review Commission, which sets the rates for ...

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Officials: proposed Md. insurance premiums hike too high

Companies selling health insurance on Maryland’s individual market have asked state regulators to increase their premium rates for 2017, but some health care experts say the carriers’ assumptions about the rising cost of hospital care are off base. Insurers project ...

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Md. hospitals want to engage patients with new ‘Fresh Care’ website

Vincent DeMarco, president of the Citizens' Health Initiative. (file)

Maryland is in the midst of an unusual experiment to try to keep its citizens healthy and reduce the cost of health care by changing the way hospitals are paid – essentially giving them a financial incentive to keep people ...

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Md. regulators approve two-part hospital rate hike

State regulators approved an annual increase in Maryland hospital rates Wednesday, giving the green light to a compromise that was offered after hospitals argued that initial proposals were too low. The staff of the state’s Health Services Cost Review Commission ...

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Proposed rate increase still too low, say Md. hospitals

Carmela Coyle

State regulators are expected to vote this week on the annual rate adjustment for Maryland’s hospitals, but the latest proposed increase remains less than what hospitals say they need. The staff of Maryland’s Health Services Cost Review Commission — which ...

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Questions remain as work group renews call for Md. birth-injury fund

For the second time in two years, a state work group is recommending that Maryland establish a special fund so the families of babies injured during birth can be compensated without filing malpractice claims. But questions linger about how best ...

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Md. hospitals look for easier way to modify facilities

As Maryland hospitals work to reduce admissions by improving the overall health of their communities, officials expect they’ll need fewer inpatient beds and more outpatient facilities. But the Maryland Hospital Association says current law doesn’t give hospitals the flexibility they ...

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