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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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Frederick whistleblower receives $2.2M reward in medical-device settlement

A Frederick sales agent-turned-whistleblower will receive $2.2 million after alleging to federal agents that his former employer, NuVasive Inc., was marketing unapproved uses for its spinal-treatment device and improperly inducing doctors to treat patients with it at several Maryland hospitals, including Johns Hopkins and Montgomery General.

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Prosecutors: Fraud by diagnostic services’ CEO led to patients’ deaths

The owner of Alpha Diagnostics, already facing charges for running a scheme to defraud Medicare, now faces life in prison after four patients died because their X-rays were not reviewed by a qualified radiologist, federal prosecutors announced Friday. A superseding indictment against Rafael Chikvashvili, 67, of Baltimore, alleges the X-rays were instead reviewed by employees of the mobile diagnostic services company who failed to detect "congestive heart failure, pneumonia, and a large pelvic mass revealed in the images."

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