While insurers, hospitals and air ambulance companies fight about who should pay for life-saving flights, patients are footing the exorbitant bills. Story recognized as a finalist for the National Institute of Health Care Management Foundation print journalism award for 2015.

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spilled milk: How UMD made a mess of nutrition research

Maryland's new method for regulating hospital revenue means hospitals have be more thoughtful about what's going on outside their walls. Project supported by a 2014 fellowship from the Association of Health Care Journalists.

University of Maryland had to retract research, give back more than $200,000 in private industry funding and admit flaws in its research approval protocol after a media firestorm over a study that linked a specialty chocolate milk to concussion recovery. Ongoing coverage and public records requested pushed UMD to take action.

Johns Hopkins is adapting to tight state regulation of hospital revenue by growing business out of state.

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