CareFirst Contributes Toward Combatting Opioids

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has awarded 11 community health organizations around $2.1 million to aid in combatting the Opioid Epidemic. The grants are spread out among D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Of the $2.1 million in grants, $582,000 went to two organizations in Western Maryland, according to a CareFirst press release. The Association for the Public Defender of Maryland (awarded $382,000) and the Western Maryland Health System Foundation (awarded $200,000) expect to use these funds to serve up…

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Prince George’s has Questions; Maglev CEO Offers Answers

Wayne Rogers, CEO of The Northeast Maglev and Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail, has responded to questions raised in a letter from Prince George's County planning officials over the proposed $12 billion project to build a high-speed train between Baltimore and D.C. In an earlier article The Washington Business Journal reported on the questions and concerns outlined in the county's letter. These included the impact of tunnel digging and bridges on residences, the location of ventilation…

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Retirement Not Out of Reach With Nationwide

Congratulations to Nationwide Retirement Solutions, a MACo Gold Corporate Partner, on earning top honors from J.D. Power in its 2018 Group Retirement Plan Satisfaction Study. J.D. Power awarded Nationwide 1st place with a score of 770 out of 1,000 in the Mixed Plan Segment category. It scored 26 points higher than the average and 35 points higher than the below average companies ranked in the study. The study results are based on member responses from more…

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Aetna Brings Opioid Alternatives to the Forefront

Exparel -- now covered through Aetna's dental program as part of their comprehensive opioid crisis efforts -- provides a non-addictive, one-time injection pain relief alternative.  Aetna has launched a DocFind platform for its members to help them find providers that offer opioid alternatives for surgeries. One of those alternatives, Exparel, is now covered in Aetna's dental program. From Aetna's news release: Aetna is the first and only dental carrier to cover EXPAREL for wisdom tooth…

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BGE Brings Baltimore City Electric Buses
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BGE Brings Baltimore City Electric Buses

Baltimore Gas and Electric, a MACo Gold Corporate Partner, will become the first Baltimore City company to have an electric bus vehicle fleet. It will also break national ground for becoming the first utility to incorporate electric shuttle buses into its fleet of vehicles. The new buses, 40' Proterra Catalyst® E2 Shuttles, will transport employees between BGE's Baltimore headquarters and its Spring Garden's campus. The first bus was unveiled March 15, with the second bus arriving in April.…

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Aetna Partners with Howard County to Save Lives

Aetna, a MACo Gold Corporate Partner, has partnered with Howard County by providing its first county donation of naloxone. Aetna provided the county with 408 naloxone kits to be placed in the box of every automated external defibrillator, AED, box in county-owned buildings. Following the press conference on the partnership, that occurred December 12, the first group of 25-county employees was trained to use the kits. Aetna's Maryland Operations President Michael Bucci: Not only is…

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Conduit Street Podcast, Episode #5 – The Power of Partnership

MACo’s Winter Conference will focus on intergovernmental cooperation and ways that counties can partner with entities in the public and private sector to achieve the best results for Maryland’s residents. Sessions will highlight collaboration across county lines and service areas to address priorities like the opioid epidemic, Next Gen 9-1-1, and the environment, along with other important topics like mutual aid agreements and cooperative purchasing. On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin…

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MACo Welcomes Correctional Healthcare Provider, PrimeCare Medical, as Newest Corporate Partner

PrimeCare Medical, Inc., providers of correctional healthcare, have signed on as MACo's newest Bronze Corporate Partner. PrimeCare Medical, Inc. is committed to managing and reducing risk in correctional healthcare by providing cost-effective quality healthcare management, continuously improving the standards of care and striving for national accreditation for all facilities. Dedicated to correctional healthcare, PrimeCare Medical prides itself on strong client relationships, and effective and efficient management of healthcare services - heralding these attributes as hallmarks…

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MACo Welcomes Bill2Pay as New Silver Corporate Partner

MACo is pleased to welcome Bill2Pay as a MACo Silver Corporate Partner. Bill2Pay's strong commitment to provide the most complete and accurate billing & payment processing services to Tax Collectors is second to none. Bill2Pay leverages decades of industry knowledge to blend traditional practices with modern technology to deliver unparalleled billing and payment solutions. Bill2Pay specializes in providing custom solutions for the Tax Collector market. (Learn more) Learn more about MACo's Corporate Partner Program or…

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