Tagged: arkansas hospital association

Prevention Efforts Save Arkansas Hospitals $27M

by Mark Friedman 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Reducing patient injuries at 48 Arkansas hospitals has saved $27 million in one year, according to a report released last month.

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 Hospitals Report Healthier Results in 2015

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

On the annual checkup of hospitals, 61 out of the 86 hospitals on this year’s list of the state’s largest hospitals and medical centers — 71 percent — reported making money. That compares with 62 percent on the list that ran in 2013, just before the main features of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act took effect.

Asa Hutchinson, Doctors Criticize Medical Marijuana Push

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/12/2016 1:05 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and some of the state's top doctors are criticizing efforts to legalize medical marijuana, accusing backers of two ballot measures of misleading voters about the benefits of the drug.

The Managed Care Already Argument

by Sarah Campbell 7/4/2016 12:00 am

One argument against managed care organizations is that the state of Arkansas has already implemented many of the cost-saving methods in its Medicaid programs that managed care organizations use.

Managed Care Organizations Met With Skepticism by Some Health Care Professionals

by Sarah Campbell 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Health care professionals in Arkansas are voicing skepticism that bringing managed care organizations into the state-run Medicaid program will stem the rising costs of government-provided health care.

Arkansas Hospitals Brace for New Overtime Regulations

by Mark Friedman 7/4/2016 12:00 am

The centerpiece of the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations raises the threshold of what salaried workers must be paid in order to qualify as an exempt employee.

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.