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Women Doctors Sue Veterans Affairs Over Unequal Pay
John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock

Women Doctors Sue Veterans Affairs Over Unequal Pay

Two women emergency room doctors at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock have sued the Department of Veterans Affairs for allegedly not paying them the same as men in the same position.
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Hospital Operator Community Health Systems Owes Millions to Fed

CHS, which operates 206 hospitals in 29 states, agreed on Aug. 8 to pay $98.15 million to resolve “multiple lawsuits alleging that the company knowingly billed government health care programs for inpatient services that should have been billed as outpatient or observation services,” according to an announcement from the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Crittenden Regional Hospital Will Close Sept. 7

Crittenden Regional Hospital will close its doors permanently on Sept. 7, citing "the challenges of a struggling economy and continued declines in patient volume and reimbursement."
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UAMS Gets $2.1M For Marshallese Health Study

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has been awarded a $2.1 million grant to attempt to reduce diabetes in the Marshallese community in northwest Arkansas.
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Newly Insured 'Private Option' Arkansans Present Challenges, Opportunities

Whether thoroughly successful, a total failure or something in between, this much is sure: Roughly a quarter-million Arkansans who did not have health insurance in 2013 are now insured, mostly because of the private option, and this historic deluge of new health care customers bring with them challenges and opportunities. read more >

Lawsuit Hits Nerve for Former Friends Fighting Over Medical Fees Earned

A legal case between Dr. Eren Erdem and Dr. Scott Schlesinger serves as a cautionary tale about the importance of having a contract in place and how quickly a friendship can sour when money is involved. read more >

Arkansas Hospital Association's Paul Cunningham: ‘Having a Payer is Always Better Than Not'

The Arkansas Hospital Association is in the process of surveying members about the immediate impact of the swarm of newly insured Arkansans, but Executive Vice President Paul Cunningham said the results would probably not be available for another month. read more >

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Opening Retail Store in Hot Springs

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield is opening its third health insurance retail store, known as ArkansasBlue, across the street from CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs. read more >

AMHC's Idonia Trotter Takes New Post in Houston

Idonia L. Trotter, executive director of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, has accepted a position as the new executive director of nonprofit health care collaborative Gateway to Care in Houston. read more >

Health Insurers Report Rising Premium

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Baptist Health CEO Troy Wells on Best & Worst of Obamacare

Troy Wells has been the president and CEO of Baptist Health of Little Rock since July. read more >

UAMS Outsources Marketing to Nebraska Firm

After years of in-house marketing, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has hired Swanson Russell of Lincoln, Nebraska, to be its advertising agency of record. read more >

Health Law Factors into Governor's, Senate Races in Arkansas

Running in the two hottest races in Arkansas this fall, Mark Pryor and Mike Ross find themselves under attack on the health care reform law and attempting to navigate around it as they struggle to prevent a complete Republican takeover of the state's top offices. read more >

Labor Force Down Across State, Five Metro Areas in July

While the number of unemployed workers and the unemployment rate in Arkansas and its six metropolitan areas was lower in July than a year ago, the labor force was also down in Arkansas and in five metropolitan areas. read more >

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