Health Care Archive

Hundreds Paid to Gather Signatures for Arkansas Initiatives

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/5/2016 06:51 am

Hundreds of paid workers have been gathering signatures for initiative campaigns around Arkansas as they try to meet this week's deadline to submit petitions to get their proposals on the November ballot.

The Managed Care Already Argument

by Sarah Campbell 7/4/2016 12:00 am

One argument against managed care organizations is that the state of Arkansas has already implemented many of the cost-saving methods in its Medicaid programs that managed care organizations use.

Managed Care Organizations Met With Skepticism by Some Health Care Professionals

by Sarah Campbell 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Health care professionals in Arkansas are voicing skepticism that bringing managed care organizations into the state-run Medicaid program will stem the rising costs of government-provided health care.

Health Care in Northwest Arkansas Responds to Growth

by Marty Cook 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Eric Pianalto, president of Mercy Northwest Arkansas, says big investments, such as the one his hospital is making, are critical if health care providers are going to have any hope of keeping up with the demands of the region.

Arkansas Hospitals Brace for New Overtime Regulations

by Mark Friedman 7/4/2016 12:00 am

The centerpiece of the Department of Labor's new overtime regulations raises the threshold of what salaried workers must be paid in order to qualify as an exempt employee.

US Health Care Spending Grows

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

U.S. health care spending grew by 5.3 percent in 2014, to $3 trillion, or $9,523 per person, according to the latest figures available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. That was an increase over the 2.9 percent growth seen in 2013.

DHS Director Cindy Gillespie Makes Health Care Coverage Personal

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business talks to Cindy Gillespie, the new director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Before she joined DHS, Gillespie was a principal in the Washington office of the law firm Denton and was a health care adviser to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

CHI St. VIncent Adds Frances Radkey to Hot Springs Village Facility (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Frances A. Radkey recently joined the staff of CHI St. Vincent Primary Care-Village in Hot Springs Village. Radkey, a board-certified internal medicine physician, works specifically in preventive health care and in the management of chronic health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid disorders and heart disease.

Wanda King, Debbie Gunter Promoted at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Wanda King and Debbie Gunter have been promoted to federal employee program operations manager and director of performance management and special investigations at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock.

250 Attend HubX-Life Sciences Demo Day at Innovation Hub

by Sarah Campbell 7/1/2016 11:37 am

The demo day hosted by the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock for teams that completed its first 13-week HubX-Life Sciences accelerator program attracted more than 250 people, including U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark.

Saline Memorial Completes Partnership with RCCH HealthCare

by Mark Friedman 7/1/2016 11:29 am

The previously announced partnership between Saline Memorial Hospital and RCCH HealthCare Partners of Brentwood, Tennessee, became effective Friday.

Arkansas Submits Request for Medicaid Expansion Changes

by Associated Press 6/30/2016 02:42 pm

Arkansas has submitted to the federal government its request to add new restrictions to its first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion.

Phyzit of Little Rock Announces Partnership With CareSync

by Sarah Campbell 6/30/2016 10:04 am

Transitional Care Management software vendor Phyzit of Little Rock and chronic care management vendor CareSync of Tampa, Florida, announced Thursday a partnership they said will bring providers tools to make it easier to meet requirements for Medicare reimbursement.

Demo Day for HubX-LifeSciences Teams is Thursday

by Sarah Campbell 6/29/2016 10:54 am

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock is hosting a demo day from 1-4 p.m. Thursday for teams that have now completed its 13-week HubX-LifeSciences, the state's first privately funded and industry-specific accelerator.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2016 10:44 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments to state boards, commissions and other entities.

UAMS Gets $2.7M for Synthetic Marijuana Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 10:20 am

A team of researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $2.7 million federal grant to conduct the first comprehensive study of the dangers posed by synthetic marijuana products.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Rutledge Evaluating Abortion Ruling's Impact on Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/28/2016 07:14 am

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is evaluating how a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas abortion law will affect a lawsuit over Arkansas' restrictions on how the abortion pill is administered.

Farmland Produces $4.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Resicomm Properties LLC, led by Bryan and Sonja Glaze, bought the 1,145-acre farm in southeast Pulaski County, a mile southeast of Sweet Home along Fourche Creek and Harper Road.

Drew Memorial Hospital Starting $31M Expansion in Monticello

by Mark Friedman 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello hopes to begin its $31 million expansion project in August.