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Suit Challenges Air Ambulance Patient Bills

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

James W. Ferrell of Drew County was shocked to receive a $29,000 bill from an air ambulance operator for his 41-mile trip to a hospital in late 2015.

Sterling Risk Expands Little Rock Staff (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Bill Griffin, Cindy Trickey, Nick Peters and Jimbo Ramsay have been newly hired as brokers at Sterling Risk Advisors in Little Rock.

Teresa Richardson Accepts ABCBS Promotion (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Teresa Richardson has been promoted to manager of product implementation for continuous quality improvement at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock.

Meredith Ellis Joins JTS Financial (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Meredith Ellis has been hired as an account manager at JTS Financial in Little Rock. She joins the company with 10 years of health insurance and account management experience.

Arkansas Hospitals Pinched Following Insurance Aftermath

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Some Arkansas hospitals are feeling the fallout from Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield not receiving the premium increase it requested last fall.

Mark Todd Named CFO at Rock Dental (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Mark Todd has been appointed CFO of Rock Dental Brands in Little Rock.

Allen Kerr Takes Spot on National Insurance Committee (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has been named vice chairman of the Market Regulation & Consumer Affairs Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Steve Spaulding Named EVP at Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Spaulding has overall executive responsibility for the company’s alternative payment initiatives, primary care initiatives, commercial pharmacy, enterprise business intelligence, provider compensation, provider network operations and Health Advantage.

Conway Corp Honors 3 (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

James Buggs, business class services specialist technician, lead cashier Kendra Caines and senior lineman Scott Ussery have received awards for their outstanding work performance at Conway Corp.

Bryan Dorathy Named Regional Exec for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Dorathy will oversee sales and marketing, provider networks and general operational functions. He has worked in the health insurance industry since 1995.

CARTI Losses Bring Worry, Advice for Financial Cure Inside New Center

by Mark Friedman 11/21/2016 12:00 am

CARTI already was experiencing operating losses before it opened its $88 million cancer center in west Little Rock last November. Since then, operating losses have widened to $20.5 million over the last three fiscal years and a financial benchmark for its $49 million bond wasn't reached.

Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas Remain in Talks

by Mark Friedman 11/14/2016 12:00 am

The Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas, which was formed by some of the biggest health care organizations in Arkansas last October, continues its discussions on the best ways to reduce health care costs.

Arkansas Sidesteps Some Obamacare Problems with Unique Mix

by Mark Friedman 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The Affordable Care Act has been a mixture of good and bad news for Arkansas, but the state’s unique approach to expanding Medicaid has resulted in a different experience from that making national headlines.

Address Design Flaws of Affordable Care Act, Participants Say

by Mark Friedman 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The insurance industry is in the business of managing risk, but under the ACA, everyone pays the same amount for the same health insurance plan, regardless of what the health status of a person is.

Voluntary Plans Add Challenges, Opportunities for USAble Life's Jim Casey

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Jim Casey is the president and CEO of USAble Life and its holding company, Life & Specialty Ventures LLC of Little Rock. t has more than 500 employees and provides ancillary insurance, including life, disability and dental coverage.

Devin Shirley Advances at Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Devin Shirley has been promoted to director of information security at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock. He joined in January 2016 as manager for the business solutions center.

Arkansas Hospitals Face Lawsuits After Refusing Insurance

by Mark Friedman 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Complaints in Arkansas are challenging the growing and controversial practice of hospitals refusing to accept the health insurance of patients who have been injured by the actions of others.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Fosters Family Culture Focused on Philanthropy

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2016 2:00 pm

At Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, most employees spend more waking hours through the week at work than they do with their families; therefore, employees tend to form bonds in the office. By their doing so, the overall company culture has become that of a family.

Pair Promoted at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Dan Petroff and Rhonda Carroll were recently promoted to manager of customer service applications and manager of BlueCard and regular business claims at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Offers New Dental Plans

by Cimber Winfrey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The dental plans, aimed at lowering costs for Arkansas-based employers, will add to the existing DentalBlue dental insurance plans by offering companies a wider range of options when choosing between broad network access and network savings.

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