AP Exclusive: Medicare Safeguard Overwhelmed By Pricey DrugsA safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense, government numbers show.
Baltimore Tech QA Analyst Enjoys The Variety In Daily Work“I have the opportunity to make some exciting decisions. I interact with many different types of people, from the very technical IT end to business leaders throughout our company and the federal government,” says Ilanit Benor.
Healthcare Advocates: Md. Insurance Sign-Up A SuccessHealthcare 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.
Physical Therapy Clinics Agree To $2.7M SettlementFederal 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.
Maryland Changes Unique Hospital Rate SystemThe state of Maryland is announcing a new initiative with the federal government to modernize the state's unique rate-setting system for hospital services.
Shutdown Impact: Tourists, Homebuyers Hit QuicklyA government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.
Hagerstown Pharmacist Sentenced For Billing Unlawful PrescriptionsA 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.
Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low IncomesSeveral health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.
Legal Q&A: Nursing Home Rehabilitative CareThe current facility is moving him out this week because he isn't making any improvements and his medical insurance will be cut off.
Seniors & The ACA
Pharmacist Admits Guilt In $200K Health Care FraudA Hagerstown pharmacist has pleaded guilty to improperly billing Medicare and Medicaid more than $200,000 for unlawful prescriptions for oxycodone and methadone.
Hospital Association Asks For Protection From CutThe Maryland Hospital Association is urging a state commission to spare hospitals from a two percent Medicare cut that is part of federal budget reductions.