Health Care Archive

Americans' Opinion Remains Split on The Affordable Care Act

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Americans' opinion about the Affordable Care Act remains divided, according to a mid-October poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation of Menlo Park, California. Seventy-seven percent of Republicans have an unfavorable opinion, while 59 percent of Democrats report a favorable opinion.

Tyson Family Stock Nears $3 Billion; Waltons No. 1 On Top Stockholders List

by Gwen Moritz 11/17/2014 12:00 am

The second-wealthiest family in northwest Arkansas, the Tysons, saw their stock holdings increase by nearly $1 billion over the past year — an increase of more than 40 percent.

UAMS Researcher Receives $1.5M Grant from National Institutes of Health

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2014 10:25 am

A researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the use of nanoparticles in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Beebe Outlines 2 Budget Proposals to Lawmakers

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/13/2014 11:05 am

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is warning lawmakers that state employees won't receive a pay raise next year and many state agencies will see their budgets reduced if some tax cuts approved last year take effect.

Medicaid Needs Another $84M If Tax Cuts Proceed

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/12/2014 03:30 pm

Arkansas' Medicaid program will need an additional $84.2 million in state funding next year and another $60 million from the surplus if lawmakers move forward with tax cuts approved last year, outgoing Gov. Mike Beebe recommended Wednesday.

Ouachita County OKs Election for Hospital Tax

by Associated Press 11/12/2014 08:42 am

The Ouachita County Quorum Court has approved several proposals asking voters to consider a sales tax increase to fund a county hospital.

Two Conway Women Face Medicaid Fraud Charges

by Lee Hogan 11/11/2014 10:16 am

A Conway mother and daughter are accused of fraudulently billing the Arkansas Medicaid Program for nearly $100,000 and fraudulently withdrawing more than $65,000 from the accounts of patients at a shuttered Faulkner County facility for the developmentally disabled.

UAMS Provides Telemedicine

by Associated Press 11/11/2014 08:22 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is providing telemedicine support for high-risk pregnant women at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences' Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Baptist Health Benefiting from 3D Surgery Technology

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 10:41 am

Baptist Health of Little Rock has some new technology in the operating room that's helping to better treat its patients.

Crittenden Regional Board Extends Liability Coverage, Then Files for Bankruptcy

by Sean Beherec 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Crittenden Regional Hospital's directors raised concerns about potential lawsuits against them and voted to extend the board's liability insurance the day before filing for bankruptcy in September.

Greg Hatcher on Health Care Trends in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Greg Hatcher is the author of three books, including “55 Steps to Outrageous Service.”

Brad Phelps Named Associate General Counsel for Arkansas State University System (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Brad Phelps, formerly chief deputy attorney general for the state of Arkansas, has been named associate general counsel of the Arkansas State University System.

Josh Bishop Estate Sues Chubby Cheeks Over Beating Death

by Mark Friedman 11/10/2014 12:00 am

The death earlier this year of a 28-year-old who allegedly stole a bottle of wine from a Texarkana liquor store could serve as a cautionary tale for business owners and employees.

Barbara Goswick, Don Smith Top List of CFO of the Year Honorees

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas accounting professionals took an unaccustomed turn at center stage last Wednesday at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards luncheon at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock.

Arkansas Had Soda Tax Long Before Berkeley Caught the Wave

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Berkeley, California, the birthplace of liberal nanny-state policies like smoke-free restaurants and curb cuts for wheelchair access, got a lot of ink last week for passing the nation's first “soda tax.”

Tenet HealthSystem Medical Inc. Was Prospective Crittenden Regional Hospital Buyer

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Through an up close and personal look at the minutes of the Crittenden Hospital Association's many meeings in August and September — Arkansas Business has learned the potential buyer for the Crittenden Regional Hospital was Tenet HealthSystem Medical Inc. of Dallas.

Crittenden Hospital's Directors, Officers Compensation Could Pay Off

by Sean Beherec 11/10/2014 12:00 am

The nonprofit Crittenden Hospital Association paid its directors and officers' liability insurance ahead of employee health benefits, and that may have been a smart strategic decision for all concerned.

Jay Bradford Worries Lloyd's Challenge Could Create Crisis

by Mark Friedman 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford says Lloyd's of London underwriters are approved to sell insurance in Arkansas. But a lawsuit filed last year keeps moving forward, and Bradford says he's worried that it could create a crisis in the Arkansas insurance market.

Judge Dismisses Ben Burris Lawsuit Over Dental Practices Act

by Mark Friedman 11/7/2014 08:21 am

U.S. District Judge Brian Miller has dismissed a lawsuit against the Arkansas Board of Dental Examiners by orthodontists Dr. Ben Burris of Fort Smith and Elizabeth Gohl of Fayetteville. The judge said the matter belongs in state court. Burris filed the suit in May.

GOP Sweep Clouds Arkansas Medicaid Plan's Future

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2014 04:01 pm

Arkansas Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson says he won't make a decision about whether to expand the state's compromise Medicaid expansion until late January at the earliest.