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CareFirst acquires Medicaid plans in Maryland, Washington (access required)

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has purchased Medicaid  managed care organization plans in Maryland and Washington as the region’s dominant health insurer adds Medicaid plans to its portfolio for the first time in decades, the insurer announced Friday. The nonprofit insurer bought ...

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Md. officials immune from suit for alleged Medicaid wrongs, 4th Circuit says (access required)

Nursing homes cannot sue state officials to recover unpaid Medicaid benefits on behalf of past patients, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday in denying compensation requests by three Maryland facilities against health and social-services secretaries. In its 3-0 decision, the ...

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CareFirst considers offering Medicare and Medicaid products (access required)

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield may make a play to enter the Medicare Advantage and managed Medicaid markets, Brian Pieninck, the insurer’s president and CEO, said. Pieninck took over as CareFirst’s president and CEO over the summer. CareFirst has not been in ...

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Md. board considers charging private insurers more for uncompensated health care (access required)

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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Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement (access required)

WASHINGTON — In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Seema Verma, head of the ...

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