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  • Hospital rates vary significantly, Medicare data show

    Hospital rates vary significantly, Medicare data show
    Johns Hopkins Hospital charged $13,667 on average to treat one admission of a Medicare patient with diabetes in 2011, while a couple of miles away Mercy Medical Center billed an average of $8,425. The University of Maryland Medical Center charged $9,045...
  • Bel Air honors Harford Day students

    Bel Air honors Harford Day students
    The members of the Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners honored two Harford Day School students Monday for their dedication to the arts, their studies and the community. Avery Riedel and Klia Trintis, both eighth-graders, received Student Achievement...
  • Md. hospitals say rate vote means jobs cuts

    Md. hospitals say rate vote means jobs cuts
    Maryland hospitals said they will need to cut jobs and patient services after a state panel voted Wednesday to keep hospital rates flat, despite a 2 percent cut in Medicare payments required by federal sequestration. "There are significant job cuts...
  • Richard F. Ober, lawyer

    Richard F. Ober, a retired lawyer and insurance company executive who enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay, died April 13 from vascular disease at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 98. The son of a lawyer and a homemaker, Richard...
  • CareFirst proposes 25 percent rate increase under health care reform

    CareFirst proposes 25 percent rate increase under health care reform
    Blaming the cost to implement health care reform, the state's largest health insurer has proposed eye-popping rate increases to state regulators for individuals and small businesses. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield wants to raise rates an average of 25...
  • Recession the fault of the poor? Not exactly

    Recession the fault of the poor? Not exactly
    That's right, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., blame the subprime crisis on poor people ("Did we learn from subprime crisis?" April 21). Government over-extension of housing funds to marginal buyers is only one small part of why the crisis occurred. Instead, let'...
  • CareFirst sticker shock

    CareFirst sticker shock
    The Obamacare critics were no doubt gleeful this week when CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield proposed average rate increases of 25 percent for its individual HMO customers next year, when it will be required to follow the requirements of the Patient...
  • Rate-setting commission recommends no increase in hospital charges

    Rate-setting commission recommends no increase in hospital charges
    The state's hospitals would absorb all of the 2 percent Medicare cuts required by federal sequestration under a proposal released Thursday by the state panel that sets hospital rates. The recommendation by the staff of the Health Services Cost Review...
  • City officer receives stiffest sentence yet in kickback scheme

    Officer Rodney Cintron took his car, damaged in an accident, to Majestic Auto Repair in Rosedale on the advice of a colleague, not realizing that the man was getting paid to send him there. When the city police officer found out, he signed on to the...
  • Court's help sought in case of stolen Renoir painting

    Court's help sought in case of stolen Renoir painting
    A federal court in Virginia was asked Friday to determine the proper ownership of a miniature landscape painted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and allegedly purchased for $7 in a box of odds and ends in a rural flea market. The complaint filed in U.S....
  • Don't clobber drivers

    Don't clobber drivers
    Drivers who buy their car insurance through the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, the state's auto insurer of last resort, seem always to be the door mats of the State House, but that comparison might be too generous. Rugs get a little respect every...
  • Maryland's hospital rating system in danger of failing

    Maryland's hospital rating system in danger of failing
    For 35 years, Maryland has enjoyed a unique exemption from the federal government that allowed it to regulate hospital rates so that patients are charged the same no matter where they seek care. But the system that state health officials say has...