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  • Maryland health waiver could serve as national model, officials say

    Maryland health waiver could serve as national model, officials say
    A top official with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Friday that a state plan to reduce hospital visits could serve as a national model for curbing costs while improving patient outcomes. Deputy Administrator and Director Jonathan Blum...
  • Funds proposed to spur community health partnerships

    Funds proposed to spur community health partnerships
    Annie Monroe got in a quick workout at the FutureCare Irvington nursing home on a recent afternoon. But the 87-year-old great-grandmother doesn't live there. She was sent by a hospital in December for rehabilitation after suffering an infection. While...
  • Variety of talent welcomed at Perry Hall Folk Music Night

    Variety of talent welcomed at Perry Hall Folk Music Night
    At the Perry Hall Folk Music Night, democracy prevails — the performers are often in the audience and audience members get to perform. And, even those who don't take the stage at all like to sing along. "Audience participation — people...
  • Howard school board rescinds United Healthcare contract

    Howard school board rescinds United Healthcare contract
    The Howard County Board of Education Thursday terminated its contract with United Healthcare, officially backing out of a Medicare Advantage Health Benefits plan that many retirees had criticized. The board voted unanimously to rescind the contract...
  • Obamacare and oversight

    Obamacare and oversight
    We don't know what kind of TV ratings the House Energy and Commerce Committee might have drummed up during its more than four hours on C-SPAN today, but we suspect they couldn't have been high. Surely, only a few minutes of testimony about the Obamacare...
  • A chance to fix Medicare

    A chance to fix Medicare
    More than 1 million men and women in Maryland have one thing in common: They are enrolled in Medicare or Tricare. These programs provide seniors, the disabled and military families the coverage they need to remain healthy and to access the care when...
  • State health officials talk plan to change the way hospitals are reimbursed

    State health officials talk plan to change the way hospitals are reimbursed
    Health Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein joined with John Colmers, chair of the state's hospital rate-setting panel, at a forum Thursday night at The Baltimore Sun to discuss a plan that will change the way hospitals do business. The plan would tie...
  • Confusion, misinformation hinder health outreach

    Confusion, misinformation hinder health outreach
    Carol Cain tries to ignore the two lumps in her throat, but some days it's hard because they swell and are tender to the touch. The 59-year-old, who makes a small income watching her grandchildren, hasn't seen a doctor about the problem because she...
  • The Obamacare defunding madness

    The Obamacare defunding madness
    Surely, even for Democrats there's remarkably little joy to be had in watching mainstream Republicans turn on Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz for forcing the GOP into a suicide mission. The big show in Washington — the final (at least one can hope)...
  • Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high

    Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high
    With her seeing-eye dog by her side, Denna Lambert works to help ensure that up-and-coming scientists and engineers with disabilities can see a future at NASA. Lambert, the disability program manager at Goddard Space Flight Center, said she is...
  • Md. medical practices, doctors to pay nearly $3M in Medicare overbilling settlement

    Md. medical practices, doctors to pay nearly $3M in Medicare overbilling settlement
    Three Maryland medical practices and a medical billing company have agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle an investigation into Medicare overbilling, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Advanced Cardiology Center, a cardiovascular practice in Rockville,...
  • Reisterstown Station Social Security office moving to Wabash Avenue

    Reisterstown Station Social Security office moving to Wabash Avenue
    The Social Security Administration's office in Reisterstown Station is moving to a new location on Wabash Avenue. The new office will open on March 25 at 6100A Wabash Ave. near a public transportation line. Office hours at the new location will remain...