HEALTH CARE REFORM

Marylanders received $17M in insurance refunds under health reform rule

Marylanders received $17M in insurance refunds under health reform rule

Health insurers refunded more than $17 million to Marylanders last year because of a rule in the Affordable Care Act limiting the amounts the companies can spend on overhead costs as opposed to providing care, according to federal data.

Conn. coding issues not expected to affect Md. health exchange

Coding problems that led to coverage and billing troubles for thousands of consumers using Connecticut's online insurance marketplace will be fixed in Maryland'...

Maryland hospitals aren't reporting all errors and complications, experts say

Maryland hospitals aren't reporting all errors and complications, experts say 

Nadege Neim won a $1.4 million verdict last year after suing her Ellicott City obstetrician for removing a healthy ovary and fallopian tube from her right side when she went into the hospital for surgery to have a cyst excised from her left.

Kaiser, Hopkins collaborate on patient care

Kaiser, Hopkins collaborate on patient care

Kaiser Permanente and John Hopkins Medicine said Tuesday that they plan to expand on an existing relationship between the health care organizations to improve quality of care for patients.

New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills

New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills 

Inviting a friend to play on a tire swing can be difficult for autistic children, but with special kinds of playgrounds cropping up in Maryland and around the country, it may become easier.

Sinai Hospital to address 'frequent fliers' to the emergency department

Sinai Hospital to address 'frequent fliers' to the emergency department 

When people routinely visit the emergency room for nonemergencies, it's not only costly to the health care system but a stress on hospitals, especially one such as Sinai Hospital, which is among several in the state that care for the worst traumas.

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