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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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Physical Therapy Clinics Agree To $2.7M Settlement

Federal officials say two companies that operate physical therapy clinics in Washington, Virginia, and Maryland has agreed to pay $2.78 million to settle allegations that they falsely billed for services.

04/10/2014

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Maryland Changes Unique Hospital Rate System

The state of Maryland is announcing a new initiative with the federal government to modernize the state’s unique rate-setting system for hospital services.

01/10/2014

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Shutdown Impact: Tourists, Homebuyers Hit Quickly

A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.

09/30/2013

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Hagerstown Pharmacist Sentenced For Billing Unlawful Prescriptions

A Hagerstown pharmacist has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for improperly billing Medicare and Medicaid more than $200,000 for unlawful prescriptions for oxycodone and methadone.

08/22/2013

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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: Nursing Home Rehabilitative Care

The current facility is moving him out this week because he isn’t making any improvements and his medical insurance will be cut off.

07/11/2013

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Seniors & The ACA

In 1965, health care coverage for seniors in America changed dramatically with the passage of Medicare, and largely remained unchanged until 2010, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. […]

07/01/2013

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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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Hospital Association Asks For Protection From Cut

The Maryland Hospital Association is urging a state commission to spare hospitals from a two percent Medicare cut that is part of federal budget reductions.

04/25/2013

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Md. Officials Outline Plan To Save Medicare Waiver

Maryland health officials on Wednesday outlined major changes to how hospital costs are paid in an effort to keep the state’s unique Medicare waiver agreement with the federal government — a deal that has provided enormous financial benefits to the state in recent decades.

03/27/2013

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Hospice Company Settles False Claims Allegations

Federal prosecutors say a hospice company in Arizona has agreed to pay $12 million to settle allegations that the company submitted Medicare claims for patients who did not have a terminal prognosis of six months or less.

03/20/2013

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