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Chiropractor Pleads Guilty To Health Care Fraud

A chiropractor who practiced in southeast Washington has pleaded guilty to signing fake prescriptions for services to be provided by D.C. Medicaid in exchange for cash.

09/09/2014

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Md. Auditors: Flaws In DDA Verification Process

Maryland auditors have found the state’s Developmental Disabilities Administration has not substantially addressed a previous finding that it does not have procedures to verify consumers received services from providers as stipulated.

09/02/2014

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Healthcare Advocates: Md. Insurance Sign-Up A Success

Healthcare advocates are calling the state’s affordable care sign-up a success. With the release of the latest numbers comes a campaign to encourage those who may still qualify for part of the program to sign up.

04/28/2014

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Woman Accused Of Posing As Physician’s Assistant

Maryland’s U.S. Attorney’s Office says a woman has been indicted of charges of posing as a licensed physician’s assistant, treating Medicaid patients and writing prescriptions.

04/04/2014

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House Committee To Consider Marijuana Bill

A House committee is preparing to take up a bill that would eliminate criminal charges for possessing small amounts of marijuana.

03/31/2014

Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?

For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.

03/20/2014

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Report: Md. Health Exchange Glitch May Cost $30.5M

A problem with Maryland’s defective health care exchange could cost the state $30.5 million, because the state is unable to determine whether people remain eligible for Medicaid, according to a report by state budget analysts released Thursday.

02/27/2014

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25 Charged In Fraud Involving Home Care In D.C.

Twenty-five people were charged Thursday with obtaining at least $75 million in fraudulent Medicaid payments from the District of Columbia government, a series of cases that federal prosecutors said added up to the largest health-care fraud in the city’s history.

02/20/2014

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Md. Medicaid Head Leaving As Program Adds Clients

The head of Maryland’s Medicaid program is leaving his post as the program adds tens of thousands of new clients under the health care overhaul.

02/19/2014

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Programming Error Affects Md. Medicaid Packages

Maryland health officials are blaming a programming error for causing some Medicaid enrollment packages to be sent to the wrong address.

01/19/2014

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Mikulski: Md. Should Keep Health Exchange

Sen. Barbara Mikulski said Friday that Maryland should “stay the course” with its own health care exchange, despite its troubled start, and not switch to the federal exchange.

01/10/2014

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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.

11/18/2013

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