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Md. Claimed $20.6M In Unallowable Medicaid Costs

A federal report has found Maryland claimed at least $20.6 million in unallowable Medicaid costs.

09/13/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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Legal Q&A: Medicare & Ambulance Services

The rules regarding Medicare payment for ambulance services can be complex. Medicare will pay for the emergency transportation to a hospital or a skilled nursing facility when other transportation could endanger your health.

07/08/2013

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Legal Q&A: Appealing Medicaid Denials

In Maryland, the Decision form which the State sends out has the specific instructions regarding the steps necessary to appeal the denial of benefits.

07/08/2013

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Pharmacist Admits Guilt In $200K Health Care Fraud

A Hagerstown pharmacist has pleaded guilty to improperly billing Medicare and Medicaid more than $200,000 for unlawful prescriptions for oxycodone and methadone.

06/14/2013

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House Advances Measure To Pay For Health Exchange

The House of Delegates has advanced a measure to expand Medicaid eligibility and create a funding stream for Maryland’s health benefit exchange as part of the federal health care overhaul.

03/23/2013

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ObamaCare 101: Separating Fact From Fiction

What does ObamaCare mean for you? The more you understand, the better you’ll fare.

02/28/2013

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Chevy Chase Woman Sentenced For $7M Medicaid Fraud

A Maryland woman convicted of submitting $7 million in fraudulent claims to the District of Columbia Medicaid program has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.

11/02/2012

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Laurel Resident Pleads Guilty To Medicaid Fraud

A man who prosecutors say submitted Medicaid claims for power wheelchairs when he only provided basic models has pleaded guilty to health-care fraud.

10/11/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Endorse Todd Akin As Senate Chances Slip Away

After Mitt Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark, Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan dubbed the Romney campaign a “rolling calamity” for all its problems and continuing self-inflicted wounds. At this point, she might have to extend that label to Republican efforts to take the majority in the Senate as they flounder and flip flop.

09/27/2012

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Md. Receives $123M Federal Grant For Healthcare Exchange

Maryland moves ahead in the Obamacare controversy with a $123 million federal grant for the state’s healthcare exchange.

08/23/2012

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Cumberland Hospital Will Cut Jobs To Reduce Costs

The Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland says it plans to eliminate some jobs as it seeks to reduce costs by 10 to 15 percent over the next five years.

08/16/2012

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