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Gov. Hogan issues emergency health orders

| Jan 5, 2022 | Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan issued a number of emergency orders on Tuesday to address rapidly increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland. Aside from declaring a state of emergency, the governor called for the creation of alternate care sites, holds on nursing license expirations, and interstate health care license reciprocity.     Data...[ Read More ]

MHA seeks limited public health emergency declaration

| Dec 29, 2021 | Maryland

Maryland hospitals are nearly full, and emergency departments are stretched incredibly thin. Hospitals are seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases and have fewer clinicians ready to care for all patients. The statewide number of COVID inpatients at Maryland hospitals is now more than 2,000—surpassing the previous all-time high of 1,952...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: New Medicaid programs, MHA policy priorities, Health expenditures

| Dec 29, 2021 | Maryland

In case you missed it, last week we released the Topical Agenda for the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. The event is coming up on February 17 and will be fully virtual, allowing attendees from across the country to participate! This conference will feature conversations on federal health policy, innovations...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Johns Hopkins' Rebecca Canino on the future of telehealth

| Dec 28, 2021 | Maryland

Rebecca Canino is the administrative director at Johns Hopkins Telemedicine, which provides telehealth services across six hospitals, the medical school, its payer entity Johns Hopkins Healthcare, and more. During the early months of the pandemic, a number of state and federal flexibilities allowed telehealth providers to ensure access to care...[ Read More ]

COVID hospitalizations in Maryland triple, spurring Governor’s response

| Dec 23, 2021 | Maryland

A post-Thanksgiving surge in COVID-19 cases—driven in part by the Omicron variant—are pushing hospitalizations in Maryland back up to levels similar to early 2020 and last winter’s surge. Current hospitalizations exceeded 1,500 this week, more than tripling the numbers in one month and surpassing those during the initial Delta variant...[ Read More ]

What’s in store for Maryland’s Medicaid waiver renewal

| Dec 22, 2021 | Maryland

Over 1.4 million people under Maryland Medicaid, or the Health Choice program, will continue to receive care under the state's 1115 waiver. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the waiver's extension last week for an additional five years, from Jan. 1, 2022 through Dec. 31, 2026.  The...[ Read More ]

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