Tagged: arkansas department of human services

Hutchinson Advisor Betty Guhman to Oversee Youth Services Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/19/2016 11:33 am

The state Department of Human Services announced Tuesday that Betty Guhman, a senior advisor to Gov. Asa Hutchinson since 2014, will serve as interim director of the DHS Division of Youth Services while the agency searches for a permanent director.

DHS Director Cindy Gillespie Makes Health Care Coverage Personal

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business talks to Cindy Gillespie, the new director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Before she joined DHS, Gillespie was a principal in the Washington office of the law firm Denton and was a health care adviser to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

UAMS Fears More Red Ink, Eyes $34M Shortfall in Fiscal 2017

by Mark Friedman 4/11/2016 12:00 am

As bad as the financial picture at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is now, it could be a lot worse if the state’s hybrid Medicaid expansion plan isn’t continued by the state Legislature.

Here's How Eating Snacks Throughout the Day Can Help School Performance

by Better Beginnings 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Nutrition plays a vital role in classroom success for children, which is why many schools allow children to eat snacks throughout the day. In fact, many nutrition specialists suggest that children eat a snack every three to four hours to stay full and focused all day, as well as learn smart eating habits that they can use in the future.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Health Care

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A health care resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Kattie Jordan Sentenced in Theft from Feeding Program

by Associated Press 3/16/2016 6:54 am

A Dermott woman has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for her role in stealing U.S. Department of Agriculture program funds intended to feed children in low-income areas.

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin Completes Review of State DHS

by Associated Press 3/1/2016 2:18 pm

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin says he has wrapped up an eight-week review of the state Department of Human Services.

Cindy Gillespie, Former Romney Health Care Advisor, to Lead Arkansas DHS

by Lance Turner 2/3/2016 1:58 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced Cindy Gillespie, a former health care advisor to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

Grand Jury Indicts Ted Suhl for Bribing DHS Official

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2015 10:22 am

Ted Suhl, 50, of Warm Springs has been indicted by a federal grand for bribing a former deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

Selig Backs Moving Some Medicaid Programs to Managed Care

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/20/2015 4:37 pm

Arkansas Department of Human Services Director John Selig says he supports having a private company manage some, but not all, portions of the state's Medicaid program.

John Selig to Step Down from DHS at Year's End

by Lance Turner 10/8/2015 10:43 am

Arkansas Department of Human Services Director John Selig told employees Thursday that he plans to leave the post at the end of the year. Selig, the longest serving director at DHS, began as director in 2005 under Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Planned Parenthood’s Legal Victories

by Mark Friedman 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Planned Parenthood continued its legal successes this month against states that attempt to cut its funding.

Planned Parenthood Sues Arkansas Over Loss of Medicaid Money

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 9/11/2015 12:48 pm

Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging Arkansas' cancellation of its Medicaid provider contract, which Gov. Asa Hutchinson terminated amid concerns about secretly recorded videos released by an anti-abortion group.

Hutchinson Says Medicaid Cancellations to Resume

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/17/2015 4:42 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the state will resume its push to terminate Medicaid coverage for thousands of people, despite complaints that many being kicked off the program still qualify.

Asa Hutchinson Suspends Medicaid Terminations for 2 Weeks

by Associated Press 8/4/2015 2:59 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says Arkansas is suspending a push to terminate coverage for thousands on Medicaid as the state addresses a backlog of responses from recipients trying to verify their incomes.

HP Enterprise Gets $190M DHS Contract for Medicaid Management

by Lance Turner 4/15/2015 3:33 pm

HP Enterprise Services signs a $190 million contract with the state Department of Human Services to manage Medicaid in Arkansas through a new IT system.

Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Even though Michael Morton has been hit by shrapnel from former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio’s bribery scandal, the Fort Smith nursing home magnate is pushing forward with plans to expand his empire.

State Pre-K Program Awarded $60M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 3:46 pm

The state's pre-kindergarten program, Arkansas Better Chance, will receive $60 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education & Health & Human Services.

High Cost of New Drugs Weighs on Medicaid

by Mark Friedman 11/24/2014 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court case highlights concerns over the high costs of specialty drugs such as Kalydeco, which treats some cystic fibrosis patients at an approximate annual cost of $300,000.

DHS Director John Selig on What Changes He'd Make in Public Policy

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2014 12:00 am

John Selig joined the Department of Human Services in 1988 as a special assistant to the director. He left the agency for two years in 1994 to work at the Department of Health before returning to DHS as the director of Behavioral Health Services. He was named director by Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2005.