Tagged: arkansas hospital association

Fulton County Hospital Gets a Partner: White River Health System

by Mark Friedman 5/2/2016 12:00 am

White River Health System in Batesville has agreed to help Fulton County Hospital save money and improve health care by entering into an affiliation agreement.

At Delta Conference, Panel Says 'Arkansas Works,' More Doctors Crucial

by Sarah Campbell 4/7/2016 1:31 pm

The Arkansas Delta needs more doctors, and passage of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's "Arkansas Works" plan for Medicaid expansion is crucial, attendees of "The Arkansas Delta: Why It Still Matters" conference were told Thursday.

Inside Arkansas' Options for Managed Care in Medicaid (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 3/16/2016 2:12 pm

The next Health Care Reform Legislative Task Force meeting will reveal whether the divide over the appropriate approach to managed care in Arkansas has continued — or even expanded.

Poll Finds Little Support to Move State's Medicaid Population to Managed Care

by Mark Friedman 3/4/2016 10:55 am

A telephone survey of Arkansas voters found that only 15 percent supported moving the state's Medicaid population to managed care, according to the results released Friday.

Arkansas Hospitals Keep Buying Physician Clinics

by George Waldon and Gwen Moritz 1/11/2016 12:00 am

When hospitals buy physician clinics, the results are mixed. But the trend, which is as evident in Arkansas as it is nationally, shows no signs of going away.

Weighing Private Option Boost, Medicare Cuts To Scale Uncompensated Care

by Sean Beherec 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Hospitals around the state have reported that the so-called “private option” provided a needed boost by reducing losses associated with uncompensated care.

Hospitals: Uncompensated Care Fell 55 Percent in Private Option's First Year

by Lance Turner 7/9/2015 4:32 pm

Uncompensated care fell 55 percent, or $149 million, during the first year of Arkansas' private option, according to a report released Thursday by the Arkansas Hospital Association.

National Park Medical Center on List For High Markups

by Mark Friedman 6/15/2015 12:00 am

An official with National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs last week blasted a report that said the hospital had one of the highest price markups in the country.

Arkansas Hospital Execs’ Pay Below Regional Average

by Mark Friedman 4/20/2015 12:00 am

A study recently released to the Arkansas Hospital Association shows that compensation for health care executives in Arkansas is almost 10 percent below averages in the region.

Former Employees, Patients of Closed Crittenden Regional Hospital Leave Town

by Sean Beherec 1/12/2015 12:00 am

The ripple effects from the closing of Crittenden Regional Hospital in September and the bankruptcy of the nonprofit that operated it have been felt across eastern Arkansas and into Tennessee.

Urgent Care Walk-in Clinics Expanding in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Doctors, retailers and hospitals have been opening urgent care facilities or walk-in clinics to lure patients with non-life-threatening injuries away from hospital emergency rooms in a trend that has been slow to arrive in Arkansas.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 7:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Arkansas' Model Medicaid Experiment, the Private Option, in Jeopardy

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/17/2014 12:24 pm

Arkansas became the first southern state to expand its Medicaid program in a way that many Republicans found acceptable. Now Arkansas could be on the brink of another distinction: becoming the first to abandon its Medicaid expansion after giving coverage to thousands.

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.