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Change to Md. Medicare waiver brings doctors on board

(Lisa F. Young / Depositphotos.com)

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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New Md. birth control law treats pharmacists as providers

Natalie Eddington

Pharmacists in Maryland will be able to prescribe birth control under a new Maryland law, another step as they gain more abilities to act as providers of medical care. At a time when the medical community is concerned about disparities ...

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As ACA repeal nears, Maryland’s hospital payment system up in the air

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

President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night offered some insights into what his plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act might look like, but an important aspect of any reform that would uniquely affect ...

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Gene Ransom: Medicaid: What’s next?

In 2012 MedChi lobbied the General Assembly, in conjunction with Gov. Martin O’Malley’s then-Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein, to get the General Assembly to expand Medicaid coverage and raise the Medicaid reimbursement to all physicians for evaluation and management (E&M) codes ...

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Evergreen Health reaches 21,000 members

Dr. Peter Beilenson, the founder and CEO of Evergreen Health Co-Op. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

This time last year, things were still looking bad for Evergreen Health. After the malfunction-ridden roll-out of Maryland’s health exchange in 2013, the fledgling, nonprofit health insurance co-op had only about, 2,000 members. Now it has about 21,000 members and ...

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