| Mar 20, 2013
| 3:27 PM
This week marks the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. For Marylanders, that means a health care system that is stronger than it was three years ago, and a future that looks even brighter.
Marylanders who have health insurance now have more...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 10:01 AM
The Maryland Senate voted Wednesday to pass a bill that would qualify more Marylanders for government health care and pay for a new health insurance marketplace, both part of advancing the rollout of federal health reform.
The House of Delegates approved...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 4:00 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Republican Gov. Rick Scott was one of those tea party stars whom voters believed had the courage of his convictions when he promised, as recently as last summer, to block The Affordable Care Act in his state. But last week, writes the...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 5:10 PM
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center said Friday that it has received a new Medicare provider agreement, allowing it to again seek reimbursement for treating patients on the federal government's health program.
The Towson hospital has not...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 3:00 PM
The Maryland Attorney General's office in conjunction with the federal government and 46 other states has reached a $48 million settlement with a Texas drug company that marketed an ointment to treat bedsores even though it wasn't approved by the Food and...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:41 PM
The Maryland Hospital Association has sent a letter to state health officials saying it will not support a proposal that would link medical spending to the state's economic growth.
The state presented the proposal to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Even as the Senate takes up the issue of immigration reform this week, Republicans are increasingly giving indications that the effort isn't likely to go very far. First, it was Sen. Marco Rubio's dance around the issue — repeatedly speaking out...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 6:05 PM
The previous owner of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center has agreed to pay the federal government $4.9 million for overbilling the Medicaid and Medicare system by keeping patients in the hospital longer than needed.
| Feb 12, 2013
| 5:45 PM
The University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center failed a critical federal inspection and has been unable to collect what is likely millions of dollars in Medicare reimbursements from the federal government since Dec. 1.
As part of its takeover of...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Peter Beilenson — doctor and public health visionary, Baltimore health commissioner, Howard County health officer, quick-study scholar and decoder of federal regulations — remains one of our most interesting men.
A person whose leadership has...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:13 PM
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center loses about $400,000 every day it's not certified by Medicare to collect payments from the federal health care program.
The big question is how much that will ultimately cost the Towson hospital. Tens...
| May 9, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Thank you for your recent article on a study of Medicaid the New England Journal of Medicine that addressed the role of Medicaid in promoting mental health and protecting families from financial ruin ("Study: Medicaid has mixed record in improving health,...