Health Care Archive

Arkansas Legislators Adjourn But Will Be Back Today

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/13/2018 06:57 am

The Arkansas Legislature ended its 2018 session Monday but will return to the state Capitol on Tuesday to address concerns over pharmacy benefit managers and to tweak laws that could pinch off some federal highway funding.

Arkansas Medicaid Plan Avoids Shutdown Fight (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/12/2018 06:48 am

Medicaid shutdown fatigue is starting to set in at Arkansas' Capitol.

Gastroenterologists Cut Cord from Diagnostic Clinic

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

All 10 of the gastroenterologists at the Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic are leaving as of June 1.

Sherwood Pediatrics Plus Sold for $9.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

A Sherwood developmental preschool, a North Little Rock hotel, farmland in Faulkner County, a real estate trade in Conway and residential acreage in Saline County combine for this week's group of million-dollar transactions.

A Reason for Every Regulation (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Regulations are a way that our society, through our elected government, levels out playing fields and creates transparency and protects the weak from abuse by the strong.

Pharmacists Deserve Free Speech Too (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/12/2018 12:00 am

In the U.S., complexity is often the enemy of reform, particularly when the first step in health care reform would be to make health care costs transparent.

Surgery Center Performs $3.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/12/2018 12:00 am

PTCOA Freeway ASC LLC, led by Drs. Meraj Siddiqui and Ronald Tilley, bought the 11,372-SF medical office-outpatient surgery center at 9 Freeway Drive.

Angie Smith Accepts VP Role at St. Bernards (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Angie Smith has been hired as vice president of nursing for St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Arkansas Tech Advances Robin Lasey (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Robin Lasey has been promoted to director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.

Cantrell Drug, FDA Reach Settlement

by Mark Friedman 3/9/2018 03:15 pm

Cantrell Drug Co. of Little Rock and federal regulators reached a settlement in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Friday morning in a legal fight that had threatened to close the drug compounding company.

Arkansas Governor Signs Bill Keeping Medicaid Expansion

by Associated Press 3/9/2018 07:31 am

Arkansas' governor has signed into law legislation to continue the state's Medicaid expansion, which will impose a work requirement on thousands of participants this year.

Arkansas House Gives Final OK to Keeping Medicaid Expansion

by Associated Press 3/8/2018 07:02 am

Arkansas lawmakers voted Wednesday to keep the state's Medicaid expansion another year after federal officials said the state can require people on the program to work or volunteer to keep their coverage.

McDaniel: Marijuana Regulators Should Hire Director

by Lance Turner 3/8/2018 06:59 am

A former Arkansas attorney general who is now part owner of a marijuana cultivation business says the state Medical Marijuana Commission should hire an executive director.

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill to Keep Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/6/2018 03:19 pm

An effort to continue Arkansas' Medicaid expansion another year has cleared a major hurdle in the state Legislature, a day after the Trump administration said the state could impose a work requirement on the program.

UnitedHealthcare to Pass Drug Rebates on to Some Customers

by Associated Press 3/6/2018 09:56 am

The nation's largest health insurer plans to give some customers a break at the pharmacy counter starting next year.

Work Requirement Approved for Arkansas' Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/5/2018 11:36 am

The Trump administration on Monday approved Arkansas' plan to require thousands of people on its Medicaid expansion to work or volunteer, making Arkansas the third state allowed to impose such restrictions on coverage for the poor.

Jefferson County Lands 2nd Medical Marijuana Grow Facility

by Kyle Massey 3/5/2018 07:28 am

A medical marijuana company that qualified last week to become one of the first five legal cannabis grow sites in Arkansas has decided to put its cultivation operation in Jefferson County.

Medicaid Official Visiting Arkansas for Announcement on Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/5/2018 06:53 am

A top Trump administration official is visiting Arkansas next week as state leaders await word on requests to impose a work requirement and scale back the eligibility of its Medicaid expansion, Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office said Friday.

CARTI Losses Lessen

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

The cancer treatment nonprofit reported a net loss before depreciation of $1.5 million for the six-month period that ended Dec. 31 compared with a loss of $2.7 million during the same period in 2016.

Bass Pro Sold (Again); Heart Hospital Stakes Out Benton Land

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

The southwest Little Rock Bass Pro Shops, a west Little Rock hotel and apartments in midtown Little Rock are making noise as this week's trio of multimillion-dollar real estate deals.