ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Maryland officials say they will apply in the next several weeks to the federal government in hopes of avoiding the risk of losing what is estimated to be roughly $1 billion in Medicare reimbursements annually under a unique arrangement.
John Colmers, chairman of the state's Health Services Cost Review Commission, told a panel of lawmakers on Tuesday that he has been encouraged by discussions with the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Maryland has had the Medicare waiver since 1977. It allows Medicare and Medicaid payments to be made based on rates set by the state commission, instead of national federal payment principals.
However, Maryland meets tests showing cumulative growth in state payments do not exceed those nationally. The state is getting close to failing to meet the standard.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:19:20 GMT
DELMAR, Del-This week WBOC has been following the discussion about adding two more casinos in Delaware; one of them being in Sussex County. A house committee in the First State put a plan for two moreMore
This week WBOC has been following the discussion about adding two more casinos in Delaware; one of them being in Sussex County. A House committee in the First State put a plan for two more casinos temporarily on hold.More
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— Powerball officials say the jackpot has climbed to an estimated $600 million, making it the largest prize in the game's history and the world's second largest lottery prize. LotteryMore
A little more than a year after three tickets split a world-record lottery prize, the jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing was nearing historic territory.More
Two Ocean City brother, Samir and Basel Ramadan, are behind bars. Federal officals say the two are ringleaders of a cigarette smuggling ring that netted millions. Police have arrested 15 people in this case - and now they're trying to find out where is all the money. As WBOC's LeAnne Matach reports, neighbors of the two brother say they are shocked that something like this was happening in their community.More