Health Care Archive

MedExpress Double-Dose Buy Tops $4.4 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/25/2016 12:00 am

National Retail Properties Ltd. of Orlando, Florida, purchased the Markham St. project in midtown Little Rock and the North Little Rock location.

Middle Class, Cash Poor And Desperate (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/25/2016 12:00 am

A couple of smart, talented, outwardly successful guys fell into the fatal trap of believing that they deserved a lifestyle they simply couldn't afford.

Fights Still Ahead on Arkansas Medicaid Plan (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/24/2016 12:50 pm

There's little guarantee that Asa Hutchinson and legislative leaders won't face the type of budget shutdown fight that's accompanied Medicaid expansion since its inception.

Asa Hutchinson Uses Veto to Save Medicaid Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/21/2016 04:43 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday effectively saved Arkansas' first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion by voiding part of a budget bill that would have ended the subsidized insurance for more than 250,000 poor people.

Arkansas House Backs Plan to Save Medicaid Expansion Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/21/2016 02:33 pm

Arkansas lawmakers have approved a plan to preserve the state's first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion, backing an unusual tactic to save the program covering more than 250,000 poor people.

Fort Smith Osteopathic College Gets Pre-Accreditation

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2016 01:03 pm

The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith received pre-accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

Arkansas AG Approves Ballot Measure Wording on Court Damages

by Associated Press 4/21/2016 05:55 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved the wording of a measure to limit lawsuit damages awarded against health care providers, clearing the way for supporters to try and put the proposal on the November ballot.

Arkansas Senate Approves Plan to Preserve Medicaid

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/20/2016 03:00 pm

The Arkansas Senate has approved a plan to preserve the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion, backing an unusual tactic that required supporters to initially vote to end the subsidized health coverage. Republican opponents have predicted a legal challenge to what they call an end-run around the budget process.

UA Teams Win Donald Reynolds Business Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2016 09:46 am

Drone Surveying Solutions, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, won the undergraduate division of the 16th annual Donald W. Reynolds Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

Arkansas Lawmakers Advance Plan to Save Medicaid Expansion

by Associated Press 4/20/2016 06:58 am

Arkansas lawmakers broke a stalemate over the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion Tuesday after Democrats acceded to an unusual plan that'll require them to initially vote to end the subsidized health insurance for thousands of poor people.

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner to Speak at Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/19/2016 10:17 am

Kevin Turner, the chief operating officer for Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Washington, will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit on Oct. 7 in Rogers.

UnitedHealth Ups 2016 Outlook After Surprisingly Strong 1Q

by Associated Press 4/19/2016 08:41 am

UnitedHealth hiked its 2016 forecast after the nation's largest health insurer topped Wall Street's first-quarter earnings expectations.

Hutchinson Tries to Sway Democrats on Backup Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/18/2016 01:01 pm

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson and legislative leaders are trying to persuade wary Democrats to back a plan to save Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion by initially voting to defund the subsidized health coverage for thousands of poor people.

UAMS Medical Center Plans National Search to Replace Roxane Townsend

by Sarah Campbell 4/18/2016 10:19 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is losing Dr. Roxane Townsend, the CEO and vice chancellor of clinical programs for its medical center, who is resigning in Sept. 30 to move to North Carolina.

A Look at Budget Impasse Over Arkansas Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/18/2016 07:04 am

Arkansas lawmakers return to the Capitol this week hoping to resolve a budget standoff over the future of the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion and a host of other programs for the poor and disabled.

Backup Medicaid Plan Requires Leap of Faith (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/18/2016 07:00 am

With a backup plan to save Arkansas' Medicaid expansion by defunding it, Gov. Asa Hutchinson will need a leap of faith from political foes on both sides of the aisle to prevent thousands of poor people losing their health coverage.

Once More, With Feeling (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/18/2016 12:00 am

The World Health Organization and the International Association for Suicide Prevention issued an 11-point guide for journalists, and the last point is this: “Recognize that media professionals themselves may be affected by stories about suicide.”

Zoe's Kitchen Serves $2.2 Million WLR Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/18/2016 12:00 am

A California company bought the Zoe's Kitchen restaurant at 12900 Chenal Parkway from Zoe's Arkansas LLC of Plano, Texas.

Renee Joiner To Lead Stroke Awareness at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Renee Joiner has been named by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock as director of the Arkansas Stroke Awareness & Virtual Emergency Support program.

Legislators Hit Impasse Over Funding Medicaid Plan

by Associated Press 4/14/2016 05:03 pm

Republican opponents of Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion blocked funding for the program Thursday, leaving lawmakers scrambling to find a way to save the expanded coverage for thousands of poor people and resolve a standstill over the state's budget.