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Feds say Md. owes millions for not billing drug companies for rebates

WASHINGTON — Maryland may have to refund the federal government up to $5.8 million it received as reimbursement for prescription medication through Medicaid and Medicare, after it failed to properly bill pharmaceutical companies for rebates. A recent audit of Maryland’s ...

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Md. claimed $20.6M in unallowable Medicaid costs

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland claimed at least $20.6 million in unallowable Medicaid costs and should pay the money back, a federal audit report released Friday says. The report by the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and ...

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Kathleen Westcoat: Health care ruling impact looms large for state (access required)

Media coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s pending decision about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act has tended to focus on legal issues, such as the individual mandate, or the political implications for President Barack Obama and other national ...

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’09 groundwater pollution study at Ft. Detrick flawed

HAGERSTOWN — A 2009 federal study that concluded groundwater contamination from Fort Detrick was unlikely to have harmful health effects was flawed, a national scientific panel said Monday, prompting the state’s two U.S. senators to demand a faster cleanup of ...

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Mikulski demands faster Fort Detrick groundwater cleanup

HAGERSTOWN — U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is demanding a faster cleanup of Fort Detrick groundwater after a national panel of scientists faulted a study that concluded harmful health effects were unlikely. The Maryland Democrat said Monday that cleanup efforts at ...

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Takoma Park woman says hospital denied same-sex visit

TAKOMA PARK — A Maryland woman says she was denied the right to visit her same-sex partner at Washington Adventist Hospital. Linda Cole, of Takoma Park, made the discrimination allegations in complaints filed with the Joint Commission and the Centers ...

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