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Maryland has submitted a plan to the federal government to modernize the state's all-payer rate setting system for hospital services.
The 10-year-old Medicare prescription drug benefit is popular with seniors, but there's an apparent downside.
Officials say the firm that provides health care to Medicaid recipients in the District of Columbia may owe $85 million to the city's doctors, clinics and hospitals.
Maryland officials have briefed lawmakers on huge changes to how hospital costs are paid to try to keep the state's unique Medicare waiver agreement with the federal government.
Maryland officials will submit a plan to the federal government aimed at allowing them to hang onto about $1 billion in Medicare reimbursements received under a unique agreement with Washington.
It's the time of year when seniors are being asked to reevaluate Medicare and drug program plans. The crooks have picked up on this and are now targeting some seniors, calling and threatening to have benefits cut-off if they don't provide information such as bank account numbers.
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler warns people not to give out their personal information over the phone.
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