Tagged: arkansas hospital association

Crittenden Regional Hospital’s True Financial Status Surprised Directors

by Mark Friedman 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Directors of Crittenden Regional Hospital learned on Aug. 19 that its monthly revenue was only $2 million — about half what they had previously been led to believe — while expenses were about $5 million, the CEO of the shuttered hospital revealed in a bankruptcy court filing.

Arkansas Hospital Association's Paul Cunningham: ‘Having a Payer is Always Better Than Not’

by Gwen Moritz 9/1/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Hospital Association is in the process of surveying members about the immediate impact of the swarm of newly insured Arkansans, but Executive Vice President Paul Cunningham said the results would probably not be available for another month.

Hospitals, Medical Society At Odds Over New Legislation

by Mark Friedman 7/28/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Medical Society and the Arkansas Hospital Association don’t see eye-to-eye on new legislation that deals with physician peer reviews. Last month, Baptist Health of Little Rock, Mercy Health System of Chesterfield, Missouri, which operates six hospitals in Arkansas, and Washington Regional Medical Center of Fayetteville filed a lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court challenging the constitutionality of the Peer Review Fairness Act of 2013.

Health Care Revenue Rises Slightly in 2013

by Mark Friedman 5/26/2014 12:00 am

While nine of the 11 health care organizations on Arkansas Business’ list of the largest private companies reported an increase in revenue in 2013, none of them had an increase of more than 9 percent. And five of the companies had increases of less than 2 percent.

Davy Carter Expects Private Option Funding Will Be Approved

by Mark Friedman 2/3/2014 12:00 am

Davy Carter, speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives, said he thinks legislators will hold their noses and vote to continue funding the “private option” Medicaid expansion during the fiscal session that begins Feb. 10.

Hospital Vendors Earn Millions for Range of Contract Services

by Mark Friedman 1/13/2014 12:00 am

Doing business with hospitals can mean big business for vendors, and tax forms filed by nonprofit hospitals provide a peek into how hundreds of millions of dollars are spent.

Baptist Health Plans for Growth with New Hospitals in Conway, Malvern

by Mark Friedman 1/6/2014 12:00 am

Despite hospitals facing millions of dollars in lower health care reimbursements, Baptist Health of Little Rock is pushing ahead with ambitious expansion plans.

Arkansas Hospital Association's Bo Ryall on the New Health Care Law

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2013 12:00 am

Bo Ryall joined the Arkansas Hospital Association in 2005 and has been its president since 2010. He has served as chief lobbyist on the state level for Arkansas hospitals and was previously executive director of the HomeCare Association of Arkansas.

Bo Ryall Expands on Medical Staff Expansions

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2013 12:00 am

A few stray bonus cuts from this week's Executive Q&A feature with Arkansas Hospital Association president and CEO Bo Ryall.

34 on List of Largest Hospitals Report Losing Money

by Mark Friedman 10/7/2013 12:00 am

On the annual checkup of hospitals, 34 out of the 88 hospitals on this year’s list — 38 percent — reported losing money, which is slightly higher than last year’s list, which showed 35 percent of the hospitals losing money.

Hospitals Worried About Impact of Insurance Exchanges

by Mark Friedman 10/7/2013 12:00 am

While hospital executives across the state welcomed the opening of the health insurance marketplace last Tuesday, several said they were worried about its financial impact.

Health Care Hospitality: Hospitals Use Amenities To Dazzle Patients

by Jan Cottingham 10/7/2013 12:00 am

Hospitals around the country are competing with each other based on such amenities — those in Arkansas are no exception — and some are taking cues from the hospitality industry.

Hospitals Fear Proposed Medicaid Change Could Be Costly

by Mark Friedman 8/12/2013 12:00 am

The Arkansas Hospital Association fears an Arkansas Medicaid policy proposal could cost hospitals much more than the $11 million estimate from the Department of Human Services.

Arkansas Doctors Expect More Demand Under Affordable Care Act

by Associated Press 6/24/2013 7:37 am

Some health care professionals fear there won't be enough primary care professionals to meet demand next year as newly insured Arkansans gain coverage under the federal health care law.

Health Care Revenue Up Slightly in 2012

by Mark Friedman 5/20/2013 12:00 am

National reports of slowing growth in health care spending were reflected in Arkansas Business’ list of the largest private companies.

White River Health System Preps ER for Health Care Reform

by Mark Friedman 5/20/2013 12:00 am

White River Health System in Batesville is preparing for the possible rush of patients once health care reform is fully implemented next year.

Malvern Hospital Seeks Baptist Health Deal

by Mark Friedman 4/8/2013 12:00 am

Hot Spring County Medical Center of Malvern is in talks to form a partnership with Baptist Health of Little Rock. If the deal is approved by the Hot Spring County Quorum Court, Baptist Health would operate the 72-bed hospital, said HSC Medical Center CEO Sheila Williams.

Arkansas Hospital Association Says Medicaid Expansion Means $664M in Savings

by Associated Press 3/5/2013 7:36 am

A study from the Arkansas Hospital Association says expanding Medicaid's eligibility would result in a $664 million net savings to the state over the next several years and create thousands of jobs.

Hospitals Move Toward Electronic Records Exchange

by Mark Friedman 2/25/2013 12:00 am

On Feb. 11, the 471-bed Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff became the third hospital this year to join Arkansas’ network that will let health care providers access patients’ electronic medical records.

Medicare Cut Threatens to Cost Arkansas Hospitals $407M

by George Waldon 1/28/2013 12:00 am

Congress delayed automatic spending cuts that included pushing back a 2 percent Medicare payment reduction until March 1. But it has done little to ease the uncertainty of how much financial pain health care providers, particularly hospitals, will have to endure in the budget process.