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Tag Archives: Maryland Hospital Association

State takes big step toward more pain care

Hospital representatives and patient advocacy groups are celebrating what they say is the first step in making high-quality palliative care programs — which create specialized treatment plans for patients with serious illnesses — accessible to all Marylanders.

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Hospitals can’t pass along cost of Medicare cuts

Maryland’s hospitals will bear the full brunt of the 2 percent Medicare cuts mandated by sequestration, state regulators decided Wednesday, despite passionate warnings from providers that the move would trigger layoffs and service reductions at hospitals across the state.

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Maryland Hospital Association asks for protection from cut

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Hospital Association is urging a state commission to spare hospitals from a 2 percent Medicare cut that is part of federal budget reductions. The group issued a report Thursday warning about deteriorating financial health of state ...

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Prices for private insurers could be raised

Maryland hospitals and regulators are discussing raising hospital prices for private insurers and businesses by hundreds of millions of dollars a year to make up for suggested cuts from Medicare and Medicaid. A proposal by the Maryland Hospital Association circulated ...

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Eig, Rowen, Amos, Stewart and Wagner join Maryland Hospital Association’s Executive Committee

Blair Eig, Lisa Rowen, Sister Helen Amos, Cliff Stewart and Eric R. Wagner were elected to the Maryland Hospital Association’s Executive Committee in June. Eig, M.D., senior vice president for medical affairs and chief medical officer at Holy Cross Hospital, ...

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Bill would limit number of experts at med-mal trials

ANNAPOLIS — Advocates for patients and doctors battled last week over legislation that would limit to two the number of medical experts each side would be permitted to have testify at medical malpractice trials. Patients’ attorney George S. Tolley III ...

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