Some adults who are insured under Maryland's Medicaid program could soon be covered for dental care for the first time under a pilot program the General Assembly approved Saturday. For now, Medicaid only covers dental care for children and emergency room dental care for adults.
Doctors have made progress in recent years to reduce the prescription of methadone to fight pain amid efforts to reduce use of the drug after a spate of overdose deaths, a study by The Pew Charitable Trusts found.
State lawmakers have finalized a bipartisan measure to collect $380 million in taxes from health insurers next year, use the money to help hold down surging premiums for 150,000 Marylanders — and potentially prevent an Obamacare marketplace from altogether collapsing.
Let’s be honest. American children are not a national priority. I base this statement on two observations: How we spend our national resources and how we look after the overall well-being of our nation’s children.
Federal agents on Tuesday raided two locations of a Baltimore County pain management clinic. The agents executed search warrants at the Owings Mills and Towson offices of Rosen-Hoffberg Rehabilitation and Pain Management Associates, federal law enforcement officials said.
Deeds, statements and behavior that would have spelled doom for any politician in the past have now become normalized. It appears that many voters have lost their moral compass, or at least set it aside for the sake of political expediency.
bs-ed-op-0222-drug-commission. In the absence of action at the federal level to address rising drug costs, Maryland has taken the lead on this critical issue. This year, we’ve introduced legislation to create a Drug Cost Commission that would set fair rates for high cost drugs in Maryland.
Medicaid in Maryland covers the cost of an emergency room visit to treat oral infections or pain but not the cost of dentistry to prevent or fix the underlying problems. Health care advocates plan to push legislation in the current General Assembly session to close that coverage gap.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson allowed his son to help organize an event in Baltimore last year even though department lawyers warned it created the appearance of a conflict of interest.
As a graduate student in social work, I intern at an outpatient substance use disorder treatment program in Baltimore. But I can't help stem the opioid tide: I'm not allowed to work directly with patients because Medicaid will not reimburse for services provided by students, no matter how needed.
The attorney of a woman left outside of a Baltimore hospital on a cold night last week wearing only a patient gown and socks said the medical institution turned their back on her when she was having a psychotic episode.
The fifth open enrollment in Obamacare comes to a close in Maryland, and while signs ups in the state match last year's tally, the Affordable Care Act remains under threat by a series of steps in Washington.
The State of Maryland will receive nearly $10 million from Epipen maker Mylan, part of a $465 million settlement with the Department of Justice over allegations of that it overbilled Medicaid for the life-saving device.
A Trump administration initiative to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic is showing some early signs of success in Maryland but advocates warn it is unlikely to bring rapid change to a crisis killing 91 Americans each day.
Know this, Congress: When you have spent as much time in hospitals watching your kid fight for her life as I have, you don’t just sit still and do nothing. You don’t stay quiet and hope for the best. Parents like me, we fight for our kids and their health care.
The presidents of the University of Maryland Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital speak to members of the Greater Baltimore Committee on a wide range of health issues during its monthly newsmaker breakfast.
President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, a move that could expand access to treatment in some parts of Maryland but that falls short of the large increase in federal spending some advocates sought.