Increased Enrollment: Did you know that more than 162,000 Marylanders enrolled in private plans for health coverage through the State marketplace during the three-month open enrollment period for 2016? Compared to enrollment of just over 122,000 during the 2015 open enrollment period, 2016 enrollment numbers are up 33%, which represents one of the fastest growth rates of any state in the country.
Anti-Kickback Violations: Did you know that Maryland has reached a settlement with Olympus America, Inc. to resolve allegations of anti-kickback violations? Specifically, the allegations involve the use of improper financial incentives designed to induce doctors and hospital executives to buy Olympus surgical equipment. Olympus has agreed to pay Maryland $1.12 million.
Leslie M. Cumber