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Nov 12, 2018

Maryland doctors to increase diabetes training

The Maryland chapter of the American Diabetes Association will hold its first training for primary care providers, updating them on the latest association standards for the treatment of diabetes. While endocrinologists are the specialists who treat diabetes, 85 to 90 percent of people with diabetes seek treatment from their primary care providers. With the training, […]

Faraday, Alexa
Feb 23, 2015

Concierge medicine grows in Maryland

Three years ago, Dr. Wayne Benjamin — then 67 years old — was considering retirement. He was worn out, frustrated with the daily grind of his family medicine practice and the increasing pressure to see “more and more patients in shorter and shorter” amounts of time.

Jan 20, 2015

New health center opens in Havre de Grace

Harford County has a new full-service health care facility for underserved adults and children: the Beacon Health Center, which provides primary care as well as specialty care.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald
Oct 14, 2014

Few Md. veterans choosing private care option

Despite the VA Maryland Health Care System’s plan to allow veterans to be seen by private providers in Baltimore, most veterans are choosing to wait longer for an appointment at VA facilities.

Oct 6, 2014

State health plan adds mandatory wellness program

State employees receiving government health benefits will be required to participate in a wellness program next year or pay a penalty.

Sep 24, 2014

Health centers get funding for HIV

Four health care centers in Maryland have received federal funding to enhance their services and outreach programs for HIV patients.

Aug 28, 2014

Evergreen lands contract to care for veterans

Evergreen Health Care has been awarded a one-year, $485,000 contract with the VA Maryland Health Care System to provide primary care for up to 1,000 veterans who would otherwise face lengthy delays in getting medical appointments.

Natalie Eddington
Aug 7, 2014

Meet UMB’s regional partnership czar

These days, the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s reach extends well beyond city limits, particularly down into Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.

Health care
Aug 5, 2014

Centers get $500K to expand behavioral health services

Two health centers in Maryland each received $250,000 from federal officials to expand behavioral health services.

Gene Ransom, MedChi CEO
Aug 4, 2014

Medicaid rate hike could yield long-term savings

If the Medicaid rate hike were implemented permanently, sources say doctor participation could spike.

Aug 1, 2014

Maryland extends pay hike for Medicaid physicians

Maryland officials are spending tens of millions of dollars to extend a federal pay hike for physicians who serve Medicaid patients, but it’s unclear whether the incentive has been effective at increasing those patients’ access to care.

Jul 1, 2014

Saint Agnes to unveil hub for primary care in Catonsville

After nearly six years, Saint Agnes Hospital’s vision for a centralized hub of community-based primary care services is finally falling into place.

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