| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:29 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:06 PM
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...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:56 AM
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...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 11:35 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:47 AM
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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:50 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:48 PM
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...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:59 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:38 AM
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)...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:06 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:41 PM
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,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:15 PM
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...