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  • Bill to increase oversight of cosmetic surgery centers making late push in Assembly

    Bill to increase oversight of cosmetic surgery centers making late push in Assembly
    A bill to give health regulators more oversight of facilities like the now-closed Monarch Medspa in Timonium is making a late surge in the General Assembly after weeks of discussions among state and industry officials. The House of Delegates...
  • Insurance co-op gets state certification

    Insurance co-op gets state certification
    Evergreen Health Cooperative Inc., a consumer-owned nonprofit that will compete with private insurers to sell health policies, said Wednesday it has received a key state certificate that will allow it to offer health benefit plans later this year. The...
  • Towson family has been at center of pit bull controversy

    Towson family has been at center of pit bull controversy
    The scars across 16-year-old Dominic Solesky's face are faint, but that doesn't stop people from asking where he got them. The Towson High School junior and his family have told the story many times. Six years ago, Dominic was mauled by a pit bull named...
  • Health care act will spur competition among insurers

    I work for a mid-size firm Baltimore, and our health insurance costs will rise only modestly in 2013. However, in talking to friends at local companies, their health insurers are raising rates exorbitantly in anticipation of the state health exchanges...
  • Hospitals concerned about state rate-setting proposal

    Hospitals concerned about state rate-setting proposal
    A state plan to tie medical spending to the growth of the economy is making hospital executives uneasy. Executives support the spirit of the plan proposed by the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which seeks to reduce health spending by...
  • Insurer to pay $3 million to avoid prosecution in Medicare case

    A Bethesda-based insurance company that gained advantage over competitors by allowing its employees to inappropriately access a federal Medicare database has agreed to pay the federal government $3 million to avoid criminal prosecution, according to the...
  • Maryland's Obamacare gamble pays off

    Maryland's Obamacare gamble pays off
    The outcome of last week's presidential election has vindicated the wisdom of Maryland's early decision to begin setting up a state health exchange where consumers can shop for affordable health insurance coverage. President Barack Obama's victory...
  • Colonoscopies cheaper in Baltimore than other parts of the country

    Colonoscopies cheaper in Baltimore than other parts of the country
    The New York Times looked at the varying costs of a colonoscopy at hospitals around the country to illustrate how simple medical procedures are driving up health care costs. The story that ran over the weekend found that the costs of medical...
  • Renoir found, yet mystery remains: Who owns it?

    Renoir found, yet mystery remains: Who owns it?
    Perhaps the only question more puzzling than who walked away with a Renoir landscape from the Baltimore Museum of Art on a fall weekend in 1951 is who rightfully owns the tiny treasure now. The FBI is investigating the theft of the 1879 "Paysage Bordes...
  • BWI to start charging for ambulance services this year

    Sometime this year, the BWI Marshall Airport fire and rescue department will begin billing people for ambulance rides to the hospital. The move, dictated by the General Assembly last year, follows a statewide trend to try to recover some emergency...
  • Maryland unemployment-insurance tax to drop in 2013

    Many Maryland employers will see the tax they pay for unemployment insurance drop by more than half next year. The tax cut, which will be announced Monday by the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, reflects the improving employment...
  • Gansler seeks cap on health insurance rate increases

    Gansler seeks cap on health insurance rate increases
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler urged state regulators Tuesday to cap the amount that insurers can raise premiums under the new health care law to no more than 5 percent until more is known about how the sweeping federal legislation will...