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Jul 18, 2012

Hopkins’ provost named dean of Stanford’s medical school

Dr. Lloyd B. Minor, provost of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has been named dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, according to announcements by the two universities. Minor, a physician, has spent nearly two decades at Hopkins, and has been provost and senior vice president for academic affairs for the past three […]

Dec 28, 2011

Preventive care: It’s free, except when it’s not

CHICAGO — Bill Dunphy thought his colonoscopy would be free. His insurance company told him it would be covered 100 percent, with no copayment from him and no charge against his deductible. The nation’s 1-year-old health law requires most insurance plans to cover all costs for preventive care including colon cancer screening. So Dunphy had […]

Dec 4, 2011

Court of Appeals upholds physician sanction

A doctor’s willful failure to disclose to Maryland’s medical board that he had been sued for malpractice entitled the agency to sanction the physician for misconduct “in the practice of medicine,” the state’s top court has unanimously ruled. The Court of Appeals rejected Charles Y. Kim’s argument, through his attorney, that the nondisclosure on his […]

Sep 26, 2011

Barry Rosen: Ruling means changes for MRI, CT services

Many Marylanders are accustomed to obtaining necessary radiology services, including MRIs and CTs, conveniently at their orthopedic surgeon’s office, although since at least 2006, the Maryland Attorney General and the Maryland Board of Physicians have declared that, to avoid potential overuse, orthopedic surgeons may not legally refer their patients to MRIs or CTs that they […]

Apr 14, 2011

Barry Rosen: Final look at federal health care reform act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as federal Health Care Reform, contains a myriad of new programs and rules that affect employers, employees, health insurance plans and health care providers. This is the fourth and final installment in a series of columns highlighting some of the PPACA’s new programs and rules. Health […]

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