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Maryland’s Total Cost of Care model is shaping post Covid health financing

| May 10, 2022 | Maryland

Maryland’s unique Total Cost of Care (TCOC) model continues to shape the state’s recovery from the pandemic, especially among hospitals and other health facilities.  Bob Atlas, President and CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association; Katie Wunderlich, Executive Director of the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC); and Joe DeMattos, President...[ Read More ]

Health equity champion Karey Sutton, PhD, to join MedStar Health as head of health equity research

| Apr 8, 2022 | Maryland

MedStar Health welcomes Karey Sutton, Ph.D. as the new scientific director of health equity research for the MedStar Health Research Institute. Dr. Sutton comes to MedStar Health after close to a decade with the American Association of Medical Colleges where she was instrumental in launching the AAMC Center for Health Justice,...[ Read More ]

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield names A. Tonya Odom director of diversity, equity and inclusion

| Mar 10, 2022 | Maryland

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), the largest health plan in the mid-Atlantic region, has named A. Tonya Odom as its Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). In this role, Odom will champion the DEI team’s efforts to develop and implement diversity and inclusion strategies throughout CareFirst’s workforce, workplace and practices....[ Read More ]

Maryland Department of Health and Baltimore City NAACP partner on vaccine PSA

| Feb 15, 2022 | Maryland

A new public service announcement from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) aims to  encourage vaccinations among Marylanders by highlighting support from community voices. The 30-second PSA features Baltimore City National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President, Reverend Kobi Little, as a GoVAX ambassador.      In...[ Read More ]

Integrated care and SDOH prioritized in CHRC FY 2022 Call for Proposals

| Feb 8, 2022 | Maryland

Addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and integrating health and social services are top priorities in the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission’s (CHRC) FY 2022 Call for Proposals, released earlier this month. The grant program, titled “Promoting Community Health Resources,”  will award a total of $7 million over a maximum...[ Read More ]

Three Maryland health bills to watch in the House

| Jan 25, 2022 | Maryland

Maryland policymakers began the hearing process for several health bills this week during the 2022 legislative session. Here are the latest bills to watch, from increasing reimbursement rates for emergency medical services to newborn screening.      H.B. 109 - Maryland Department of Health — System for Newborn Screening —...[ Read More ]