Maryland Private Payors Banned from Cancelling Individual Policies for Nonpayment for 60 Days

On behalf of the Hogan Administration, Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane has used her emergency powers to prevent health insurance companies from cancelling or refusing to renew individual health benefit plan policies for nonpayment of premiums for the next sixty days. Individual health benefit plan policies that were scheduled to terminate because of unpaid…

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Maryland Primary Care Program: Apply by July 14, 2020

The Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) is in its second Performance Year and now recruiting for the 2021 Performance Year Three. The MDPCP is a voluntary program open to all qualifying Maryland primary care practices. It provides funding and support for the delivery of advanced primary care throughout the state. The MDPCP supports the overall…

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CareFirst Specialist Cost Tier Methodology

  This webinar on CareFirst’s Specialist Cost Tier Methodology, hosted by MCMS on January 28, 2020, was an action item agreed upon after the initial Q&A session with CareFirst representatives Brian Wheeler, VP, Practice & Payment Transformation and Deb Rivkin, VP, Government Affairs for Maryland on September 10, 2019. The transcript of that meeting is available online.…

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5 Complimentary CME Opportunities to Access this Season with 130+ Credits Available

1) Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Conversations Online CME, 2 Credits Available at no cost for MCMS & MedChi members through MedChi’s Web Catalog. We know that it’s important to screen our patients for risky substance use, deliver a brief intervention, and refer them to treatment if indicated. But conversations about substance…

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