An Elkridge-based organization that runs group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities will pay a $331,000 fine to the state after the Maryland Attorney General accused it of Medicaid fraud.
As opioid-related overdose deaths continue to rise across the state, some who treat addiction are criticizing a move by the state to cut off access to a drug treatment that is used by thousands of patients and considered effective.
Maryland's health department is precipitously removing an effective and widely used medication for the treatment of opioid addiction from the Medicaid list of preferred drugs as of July 1, meaning that it can only be prescribed after an arduous prior authorization process. This action will seriously restrict options for effective treatment of this devastating disease.
Maryland is about to become the latest state to offer special savings accounts for people with disabilities, so they can work and save money -- or their families can set aside money -- without jeopardizing their benefits such as Medicaid.
Insurance companies in Maryland will cover all forms of birth control — from birth control pills to vasectomies -- with no out-of-pocket costs to consumers under a bill being signed into law on Tuesday.
Seeking to slash the red tape that keeps ex-prisoners with chronic health ailments, mental illness and drug addiction from getting health coverage, Maryland has proposed giving thousands of newly-released inmates temporary Medicaid membership with few questions asked.
Minister: From seeing those who opposed abortion on religious grounds until it was their own family member who needed one, I have come to believe that all women have a moral right to make their own moral decisions.
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center plans to embark on a $100 million renovation of its operating rooms – the first major capital project since a scandal involving one of its former doctors plunged the hospital into financial distress.
Over 80 percent of the patients we see at Bon Secours are covered by Medicare or Medicaid, or they are uninsured. To provide the medical attention our patients need, we deliver a great deal of uncompensated care, which 340B helps us sustain. Without this program, which some drugmakers are pressuring Congress to scale back, those with the greatest need could lose critical services, and our efforts to serve all of our patients with the best care possible would be compromised.
A federal jury found the owner of an Owings Mills imaging firm guilty Wednesday of defrauding the federal Medicare and Medicaid system of more than $7.5 million and contributing to the deaths of two patients.
The single biggest threat to the survival of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not the Republican-led legislative effort to repeal it. It is inaction by the administration's own agency that is tasked with implementing Obamacare: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Department of Labor is proposing an update to rules governing which white-collar workers are exempt from overtime pay. The proposal would make an additional five million employees eligible, more than doubling the existing salary threshold from $23,660 to $50,440.
An increasing number of women are undergoing minimum invasive surgery to treat early stages of uterine cancer, but new research by Johns Hopkins Medicine found that there are large racial and economic disparities to who is getting these procedures.
With about two weeks left before the deadline to enroll in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the number of Marylanders who have signed up for private plans is 60 percent higher than last year, state officials said.
The Horizon Foundation is a partner in Sugar Free Kids Maryland, a statewide coalition established in 2014 to combat childhood obesity and teenage diabetes, which announced its proposal for the Maryland Healthy Vending Act, which would restrict what can be sold in vending machines, for the 2016 General Assembly session.
In an effort to improve counseling services for substance abuse, the state is considering changing how it pays clinics and health facilities that administer methadone treatment to recovering drug addicts.
Hospitals in the region can spend up to $15 million to create up to 375 jobs as part of a program to employ residents of the city's toughest neighborhoods, according to a last-minute agreement among state regulators.
After a nearly yearlong dispute with the contractor helping upgrade the state's Medicaid computer system, Maryland officials have cut ties with company and plan to hire outside counsel to review if the state is due any refunds
Omega Healthcare Investors Inc., a Hunt Valley firm that owns skilled nursing facilities across the country, said it earned $83.3 million in the three months ended September 30, 35 percent more than the same period last year, as its acquisition of a smaller competitor earlier this year lifted revenues.
The third year of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began Sunday and exchange officials said they are focusing more on consumer experience and finding hard-to-reach Marylanders as they work toward a goal of enrolling 150,000 people in private plans, up from 115,000 people last year.
The Hogan administration plans to require that all Maryland 1-year-olds and 2-year-olds be tested for lead poisoning, declaring the new rule is needed because thousands of youngsters are at risk for lasting health problems.
Danford R. "Dan" Layne, a decorated Vietnam War veteran who later became a supervisory specialist for the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, died Wednesday of cancer at his Cockeysville home. He was 67.