Senate Finance Committee Chair Melony Griffith (D-Prince George’s) recently told Maryland Matters that she would likely not bring House Bill 588, the Access to Care Act, up for a vote in her committee.  The bill would have allowed qualifying residents residing in the state, regardless of immigration status, to obtain coverage through Maryland’s Health Benefit … Read more

Stephanie Ledesma is the vice president for Community Health at Kaiser Permanente, an integrated managed care consortium serving  Maryland Medicaid beneficiaries.   Ledesma recently responded to State of Reform’s questions about how the organization is preparing for the Medicaid redetermination process, their goals and timelines during redeterminations, and the challenges they are facing.     State … Read more

Coming up on one year since its passage, Maryland’s Abortion Care Access Act will finally be able to get off the ground. The Abortion Care Access Act created a training program that was the first of its kind in the nation, but funding for the program was halted by the former governor.     House … Read more

Jennifer L. Briemann is the executive director of the Maryland Managed Care Organization Association, a trade association for Maryland’s nine managed care organizations (MCOs) serving the HealthChoice Medicaid program.   Briemann recently responded to State of Reform’s questions regarding how Maryland MCOs are preparing for the redetermination process for Medicaid enrollees, their goals and timelines during … Read more

On March 15th, Maryland’s House of Delegates voted 100-38 to pass House Bill 588, the Access to Care Act. The act requires the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Fund to fund the establishment and operation of the Qualified Resident Enrollment Program, which would allow undocumented residents access to the state health insurance marketplace.     “We … Read more

On March 20th, Maryland’s House voted 112-21 to pass HB 475, the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact Act. The act would enter Maryland into the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact (APRNC).     The APRNC allows advanced practice registered nurses to have a multistate license that would allow those with a license to practice in … Read more

Last month, Maryland’s Department of Health (MDH) and HealthChoice Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) launched a public awareness campaign to make sure Medicaid enrollees in Maryland are aware that their health insurance will no longer auto-renew starting in April.     The campaign is called the Medicaid Check-In and is aimed at Medicaid beneficiaries to make … Read more