State to license naturopathic doctors
Individuals who wish to practice naturopathic medicine in Maryland will soon be able to become licensed to do so, a development cheered by the state’s small but vocal group of naturopaths.
Mixed bag for docs, students
The $39 billion budget proposal unveiled today by Gov. Martin O’Malley includes some good news for Maryland’s physicians and students but also some slaps in the face.
Added cancer centers mean patient options, provider challenges
Cancer: The word itself generates anxiety. A diagnosis can be devastating and treatment even scarier. And for many patients, the ordeal gets worse.
GBHA, Cigna cooperate on health care
The Greater Baltimore Health Alliance and health care insurer Cigna said they have launched a collaborative accountable care initiative to expand patient access to health care, improve care coordination and achieve the triple aim of improved health quality, affordability and patient satisfaction.
Barry Rosen: Hospitals recruiting doctors must act carefully
While hospitals are “employing” physicians in record numbers, it should be remembered that there are other ways to attract a new physician to relocate to a hospital’s catchment area. In fact, there are at least four ways for a hospital to subsidize the recruitment of a new physician to join an established private group that […]
High court takes up health care challenge
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court began its historic three-day examination of the challenge to the federal health care law by taking up an issue that could stop the case in its tracks: whether the Anti-Injunction Act bars courts from considering challenges to the law before it is fully implemented in 2015. There are two […]
Conmed enters Kentucky market
Conmed Healthcare Management Inc., of Hanover, a provider of health care services for correctional institutions, said it has entered the Kentucky market with the award of a contract by Marion County, Ky., to provide correctional health care services for the approximately 300 inmates of the Marion County Detention Center. The contract is effective April 1, […]
Beres named COO of Greater Baltimore Medical Associates
Bennett J. “Ben” Beres has been named chief operating officer for Greater Baltimore Medical Associates, a group of more than 40 multi-specialty physician practices. Beres will oversee GBMA’s operations in practices on the Towson campus of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center hospital and at offices across the region. Previously Beres was COO of Mt. Ascutney […]
Top 5: ‘Hanging on to what you’ve got is harder’
Solar energy company SunEdison announced it will be moving its headquarters to California, and speaking fees for pharmaceutical companies are going down. Those stories and more in this week’s business Top 5. 1. Maryland’s top lobbyists got $15.5M during 2011 session – by Nicholas Sohr Maryland’s biggest businesses, interest groups and labor unions increased spending […]
First up: Challenge to doctor’s sanction
A lawyer whose attempt to reschedule a Case Resolution Conference landed his client in hot water with the Maryland State Board of Physicians argued Wednesday in the Court of Appeals that the sanction should be reversed. Dr. Charles Y. Kim, an obstetrician and gynecologist, was fined $5,000 and put on administrative probation for six months […]
Maryland workgroup on medical marijuana meets
ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland workgroup on medical marijuana will be working on an application process for academic centers that could one day make marijuana available for sick patients. The workgroup met Wednesday in Annapolis to discuss three different groups within the panel. One team will focus on scientific aspects of an application, such as defining […]
Impulse Monitoring signs deal with GWU Hospital
Impulse Monitoring Inc., of Columbia, a provider of intraoperative neurological monitoring, or IONM, services to hospitals during spinal, nerve and brain-related surgeries, said it signed an agreement with The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., to provide comprehensive IONM services. The agreement includes real-time professional oversight by experienced physicians. Accordin[...]