Health Care Archive

U.S. Renal Care Merges with DSI Renal

by Alexis Hosticka 8/24/2015 02:22 pm

U.S. Renal Care Inc. and DSI Renal announced Monday they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

Operation Pilluted Defendants Go Back to Work; Richard Johns Still Faces Only State Charges

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Johns is currently charged with 187 counts of prescription drug fraud in Lonoke County Circuit Court, and he's scheduled for trial starting Oct. 7.

Arkansas Unemployment Decreases to 5.6 Percent in July

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2015 09:23 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point, from 5.7 percent in June to 5.6 percent in July, according to labor force data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

ACH Utilizes Electronic Record Model to Earn Recognition

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 11:54 am

Arkansas Children's Hospital has achieved Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model; stage 7 is the highest level attainable.

Governor Proposes Changes to Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/19/2015 11:39 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson supports keeping the state's first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion, he said Wednesday, but only if the federal government provides the state with more flexibility to impose limits on the program.

Hutchinson Says Medicaid Cancellations to Resume

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/17/2015 04:42 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the state will resume its push to terminate Medicaid coverage for thousands of people, despite complaints that many being kicked off the program still qualify.

Hutchinson Looking at Planned Parenthood Defunding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/14/2015 02:40 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is looking into whether Arkansas can end its Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, a move that federal health officials have told other states could violate the law.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Puts Trainers in Little Rock High Schools

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 8/13/2015 07:02 am

When a football player at Central High School in Little Rock began to overheat at practice earlier this summer, a certified sports medicine trainer from Arkansas Children's Hospital was on the field to help him into an ice bath immediately.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission, Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 09:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

CHI St. Vincent, Conway Regional Announce Partnership

by Mark Friedman 8/11/2015 12:00 pm

CHI St. Vincent announced Tuesday that it signed a five-year management agreement with Conway Regional Health System that becomes effective Monday.

Arkansas Ending Program Providing Home Health Care to 13K

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/11/2015 06:50 am

Arkansas health officials announced Monday that the state is ending a home health care program that serves thousands of people, a move that could leave 2,300 workers and contractors seeking new jobs.

UAMS Receives $1.9M to Train Nurse Practitioners

by Alexis Hosticka 8/10/2015 12:46 pm

A $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will enable the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' College of Nursing to train more nurse practitioners to provide health care for aging adults in Arkansas.

ABF Sued by Zumba Fitness Over Stolen Truck

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Zumba Fitness said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith that ABF Logistics Inc. of Fort Smith was supposed to handle a shipment of five freight trailers of fitness DVDs and other exercise material from Miami to Orlando, Florida.

Management Failure (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/10/2015 12:00 am

As a rule, we're hesitant to ascribe motives to actions unless the actors have explained them. Therefore, we won't join the commentators who have tagged as mere “meanness” the state's decision to give beneficiaries of “private option” health insurance only 10 days to respond to questions about their continued eligibility.

Ameris Faces Hurdles With Crittenden Regional Hospital

by Mark Friedman 8/10/2015 12:00 am

It might be as late as March before the Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis will be reopened, according to Ameris Health CEO Robert Bauer.

Terminations New Obstacle in Private Option Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Associated Press 8/9/2015 02:47 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's decision to temporarily halt efforts to drop thousands from Arkansas' Medicaid program shows the challenge of balancing rhetoric about reforming the program with the reality that so many of the state's residents are now relying on it.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Announces Plans for Hospital in Springdale

by Mark Friedman 8/7/2015 08:01 pm

Arkansas Children's Hospital announced Friday that it is building an approximately $100 million children's hospital in Springdale that is projected to be open in early 2018.

UAMS Adds Dental Residency Program

by Alexis Hosticka 8/5/2015 10:51 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has welcomed its first two resident dentists, who will provide dental care to patients as part of a yearlong postgraduate dental residency program.

UA-Fort Smith Adds Master's Program

by Alexis Hosticka 8/4/2015 03:19 pm

The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith will offer its first master's degree program beginning in the fall.

Asa Hutchinson Suspends Medicaid Terminations for 2 Weeks

by Associated Press 8/4/2015 02:59 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says Arkansas is suspending a push to terminate coverage for thousands on Medicaid as the state addresses a backlog of responses from recipients trying to verify their incomes.