Health Care Archive

Burgundy Book: Slight Economic Improvement in Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/24/2014 09:07 am

According to a May survey of business leaders in the state, the near-term outlook for the Little Rock zone improved slightly.

Dustin McDaniel Files Suit Against Chiropractic 'Runners'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 04:28 pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has filed a consumer-protection lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court against Roger D. Pleasant, the businesses he owns and his employees for deception and harassing tactics in their attempts to convince accident victims to visit a chiropractor.

Government Recovers $4M in Late Mountain Home Doctor's Medicare Fraud Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 02:04 pm

More than $4 million in property has been recovered as result of a claim filed against the probate estate of Dr. Stacey M. Johnson of Mountain Home and a civil forfeiture action.

Fayetteville Firm Launches Innovative Rice Bran Products

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 11:03 am

The products, NutraBran™ Solubles and NutraBran™ Fiber, are plant-based protein and bulking/fiber ingredients suitable for use in products such as baked goods, meats, cereals, smoothies and snacks.

FirstLight HomeCare Comes to Little Rock

by Brandon Riddle 6/23/2014 12:00 am

FirstLight HomeCare Little Rock owner Doug Ballinger, 54, said his passion for quality nonmedical in-home care, primarily for seniors, led him to becoming a franchise owner in central Arkansas.

Bolt Sentencing Could Hinge on ‘Extraordinarily Lengthy Criminal History'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 12:00 am

James W. “Jim” Bolt's defense attorney has been squabbling with federal prosecutors over the seriousness of the crimes to which Bolt pleaded guilty in January.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under Forty Class of 2014

by Gwen Moritz 6/23/2014 12:00 am

This week, Arkansas Business presents its 21st class of 40 Under 40 honorees. This year's honorees represent our state's geography — Pine Bluff, England, Jonesboro, Conway, Fort Smith, Rogers — and the diversity of our business community — farming, finance, medicine, academia, nonprofits.

Pay Tops $1 Million For Seven on Highest-paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Seven nonprofit employees in Arkansas who earned more than $1 million in the 2012 tax year are either medical doctors or hospital administrators, as are the vast majority of the 262 nonprofit employees whose compensation exceeding $215,000 is reported in this issue.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Winding Down, Will Close in 2017

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2014 12:00 am

After committing more than $1.8 billion to nonprofits since 1994, including hundreds of millions of dollars to organizations in Arkansas, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas is set to shut down at the end of 2017.

Federal Tax Credits Help Our House Build Center

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Our House Inc.'s $5 million Children's Center that opened June 7 was paid for with help from New Markets Tax Credits.

Clarity Pointe Opens Little Rock Facility

by Brandon Riddle 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Clarity Pointe, a community for Alzheimer's and dementia patients, recently opened a facility in west Little Rock, its second location in Arkansas. Clarity Pointe in Fayetteville opened earlier this year.

Barbara Graves Ready To Give Retail The Slip

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Barbara Graves, who for many years has reigned as queen of the high-end lingerie scene, says the last day for her eponymous store, Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions, likely will be June 28.

Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss Private Option, Taxes, Education

by Lee Hogan 6/13/2014 12:29 pm

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross and Republican nominee Asa Hutchinson expressed differing viewpoints on the future of the state's private option while speaking to the Delta Grassroots Caucus conference Friday.

Mike Beebe Optimistic for 'Private Option' in 2015

by Lance Turner 6/13/2014 07:57 am

Gov. Mike Beebe said Thursday he remains cautiously optimistic that Arkansas will keep its compromise Medicaid expansion alive next year despite the defeat of a legislator who helped design the program.

Harding's Physical Therapy Program Receives Full Accreditation

by Lee Hogan 6/12/2014 05:01 pm

Harding University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program has received full accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, in addition to receiving a five-year term extension through June 2019.

Mike Beebe Announces 16 to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2014 11:57 am

Gov. Mike Beebe announces appointments to state boards and commissions.

Burris Defeat, GOP Runoff Clouds Private Option Future in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/11/2014 07:20 am

The Arkansas "private option" expansion of Medicaid again faces an uncertain future after one of its key architects was defeated Tuesday in a state Senate race cast as a referendum on the program.

Contract Clauses Keeping Cases Out of Court Loved by Companies, Not by Customers

by Mark Friedman 6/9/2014 12:00 am

More companies are eagerly adding language to contracts and terms of agreements that require any disputes that arise to be handled in arbitration. Once there, the complaint is decided by an arbitrator rather than in the courts with a judge or jury deciding the case, a procedure that one proponent described as “simpler, fairer, faster.”

Wilkes & McHugh Law Firm's Departure Highlights Fall in Nursing Home Lawsuits

by Jan Cottingham 6/9/2014 12:00 am

The departure of Wilkes & McHugh, known for winning historic, multimillion-dollar verdicts against nursing homes, illustrates the changing economics of nursing home litigation in Arkansas.

On Development: Business & Childhood (Scott Gordon Commentary)

by Scott Gordon 6/9/2014 12:00 am

There's a proven correlation between childhood development and economic development. Research shows that investments in children's health and learning have impressive economic outcomes, both in the short and long term.