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Maryland Health Connection criticized for potential violation of open meeting rules

The Baltimore Sun — The Kent County News filed a complaint with the attorney general’s office, charging that the state health insurance exchange is not complying with open meeting rules. Other news organizations have complained about a lack of disclosure by Maryland Health Connection.

May 10, 2014

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Former Maryland Health Connector contractor fires CEO

The Baltimore Sun — Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the former lead contractor on Maryland Health Connector’s troubled website, fired its top executive. Noridian’s parent company lost more than $80 million last year.

May 5, 2014

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Maryland Health Connection spent $90 million on malfunctioning website

The Washington Post — A report shows Maryland Health Connection spent $130 million so far, and $90 million went toward technology. The marketplace website is so flawed that the state plans to replace it at a cost of $40 to $50 million, not including new computer hardware and software.

April 18, 2014

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CareFirst wins most new health insurance enrollees

The Baltimore Sun — CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield signed up 53,000 of the 62,500 consumers who purchased private insurance plans through Maryland Health Connection. In addition, about 58,000 signed up with CareFirst directly.

April 11, 2014

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Maryland to use Access Health CT technology

The Courant — The board of directors for Maryland’s health insurance marketplace voted to adopt the software used by Connecticut. Access Health CT’s system was developed by Deloitte Consulting and has been one of the nation’s most successful insurance marketplace websites.

April 1, 2014

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Maryland Health Connection to use Connecticut’s technology

CT Mirror — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley announced the state will abandon its problem-plagued website and replace it with Connecticut’s website technology. A consulting company that helped deliver Connecticut’s system estimates the cost to Maryland at $40 to $50 million.

April 1, 2014

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Maryland rumored to be adopting Access Health CT technology

The Baltimore Sun — Two sources say Maryland is scrapping its health insurance marketplace and adopting the one developed for Connecticut. Maryland officials say a final decision is still pending.

March 13, 2014

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Feds to investigate Maryland Health Connection

The Baltimore Sun — Rep. Andy Harris said the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will investigate how Maryland spent millions of dollars in federal grant money on its dysfunctional health insurance marketplace.

March 9, 2014

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Maryland Health Connection problems trigger Medicaid overpayments

The Washington Post — One of the many problems with Maryland Health Connection prevents correct determinations of who is eligible for Medicaid. Maryland expects the Medicaid eligibility issues to lead to nearly $18 million in unnecessary payments this fiscal year and nearly $13 million in fiscal 2015. Overall costs to fix or replace Maryland’s marketplace are […]

February 27, 2014

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Maryland Health Connection fires IT vendor

The Baltimore Sun — Maryland terminated its five-year contract with Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the company hired as the prime contractor for the troubled Maryland Health Connection. Maryland Health Connection is continuing to work with Optum/QSSI, another vendor that was brought on board in December.

February 24, 2014

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