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Md. health care groups still wary of federal reforms

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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CBO score reaffirms opposition to AHCA in Maryland

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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For now, GOP plan doesn’t touch Md. hospital payment system

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 ...

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‘We’ve got a crisis in Maryland’

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

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

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

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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