Health Care Archive

At UAMS, Smeltzer Gets $11M to Study Pathogens

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2017 11:17 am

UAMS says Mark Smeltzer has received $11 million in federal funding for Phase II of a program that supports microbiology and immunology research.

Different Drug War Rages Over Savings, Prescription Costs

by Mark Friedman 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Pharmacy benefit managers, the entities that process payments between drugstores and health benefit plans, are continuing their fight against an Arkansas law that they say will raise the cost of prescription medicine.

Time for Single Payer (Feedback)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Two of our readers take on national health care and what Americans can – and can't –┬álive without.

Grand Savings, Citizens Banks Add Execs in Rogers (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Jared Gabriele has been hired as an assistant vice president and loan officer at Grand Savings Bank. Ron Branscum has been hired as city president for Rogers at Citizens Bank.

126 Units in Fayetteville Sell for $8 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Patrick O'Reilly of Springfield bought the South Creekside Apartments, 126-unit complex four blocks from the University of Arkansas campus.

ABC Director Bud Roberts, Two Others Resign

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/25/2017 04:29 pm

Gary "Bud" Roberts resigned as director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division on Thursday. His resignation is effective in three weeks.

Analysis: The Impact of American Health Care Act, Changes to Arkansas Works

by David Ramsey, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 5/25/2017 11:27 am

The Medicaid expansion helped cut the state's uninsured rate in half. What would the proposed changes coming from the governor and Republicans in Congress mean for those who rely on that coverage? Let's take a look.

Repeal Of Medicaid Expansion Threatens Rural Hospital

by David Ramsey, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 5/25/2017 11:02 am

The Medicaid expansion helped Baxter County Regional Medical Center survive and thrive, but a federal repeal bill threatens to imperil it and its patients.

UCA Hosts Boot Camp For Entrepreneurial Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2017 09:56 am

The University of Central Arkansas, the Conductor and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' BioVentures have teamed up this week to host a Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp that ends Friday with a demo day and award presentation.

SPONSORED: Time to Consider A High-deductible Health Plan

by 5/23/2017 09:07 am

Flexibility of plans combined with Health Savings Accounts can provide savings for both employees and employers.

Mark Wallenmeyer Named NWACC Dean of Health Professions

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:13 pm

Mark Wallenmeyer has been named the new dean of the Health Professions Division at Northwest Arkansas Community College.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Inducts 10 for 2017 Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 10:30 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Friday announced ten inductees to its third class, which includes three posthumous honorees and one organization.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies.

Procurement Prevails After Dental Contracts Approved

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

The court-challenged reasoning of State Procurement Director Edward Armstrong prevailed last week as state lawmakers gave their blessing to a $366 million duo of contracts to provide dental HMO services to Arkansas Medicaid recipients.

Health Care Demands Push Growth of NLR's Travel Nurse

by Jan Cottingham 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Although it barely missed making it onto this year's list of largest private companies in Arkansas, Travel Nurse Across America appears poised to capture a spot next year as the demand for what it supplies — nurses — soars and the supply dwindles.

$1.02 Billion Keeps Baptist Health High on Largest Private Companies List

by Mark Friedman 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Baptist Health of Little Rock is benefiting from a new hospital and plans for big renovations.

Letter Reveals CARTI's Plan for Improving Finances

by Mark Friedman 5/22/2017 12:00 am

The management company CARTI hired to help turn around the Little Rock cancer treatment organization recently released its strategy to slash costs, a plan that should result in a savings of about $7 million a year.

From the Mailbox (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/22/2017 12:00 am

I've dealt with my share of angry readers over the decades. But most of my interaction with readers these days is a pleasure because I enjoy learning how people's minds work.

Asa Hutchinson: Arkansas Leads Nation in Foreign Direct Investment

by Todd Traub 5/20/2017 12:24 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, speaking at the Arkansas Delta Conference, said Arkansas leads the nation in foreign direct investment.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/19/2017 11:19 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell in April to a new record low, 3.5 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from March and six-tenths of a percentage point from April 2016.

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