Tagged: medicaid

Governor: Rate Hikes Don't Threaten Arkansas Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/17/2017 1:51 pm

Arkansas' governor says the insurance rate increases approved by state regulators after the Trump administration ended a key subsidy won't threaten the future of Arkansas Works.

A Threat to Communities (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Repealing the Affordable Care Act without something to replace it is scary. Especially here in Arkansas, where legislators — with Republicans in the lead — took a law they didn’t like and made lemonade.

UAMS, Baptist Report Operating Losses

by Mark Friedman 10/9/2017 12:00 am

UAMS and Baptist Health both report millions of dollars in operating losses in the most recent fiscal year.

UAMS Tops State In Net Patient Revenue

by Mark Friedman 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Of the 89 hospitals on Arkansas Business’ list of the largest hospitals and medical centers in the state, 14 reported a net loss of $1 million or more while 34 had a net income of $1 million or more.

Hutchinson Embraces Latest Health Law Repeal Push (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/25/2017 7:39 am

If the latest GOP-backed Obamacare repeal overcomes last-minute obstacles in the Senate, the plan could offer even more uncertainty for the thousands of people in Arkansas who have health coverage through the health overhaul.

DHS, Dinged for Payment Problems, Will Repay $3M to Feds

by Gwen Moritz 9/15/2017 11:02 am

The Arkansas Department of Human Services will repay about $3 million to the federal government after an audit found problems with a type of Medicaid payment to providers.

Conway Regional Offers an Inside Peek Into Its Operation

by Mark Friedman 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Conway Regional Health System CEO Matt Troup has a plan to deal with the increased competition from the Little Rock health system’s Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

DHS Reshuffles to Create 'One-Stop Shop' for Medicaid Providers

by Benjamin Hardy, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 8/25/2017 7:43 am

The Arkansas Department of Human Services announces an internal reorganization that will shift 171 employees to a newly created division, impact more than 40 contracts and streamline oversight of Medicaid providers.

Health Law to Loom Over Arkansas Races in 2018 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2017 7:10 am

The failure of GOP efforts to end the 2010 law, even under a Republican White House and Congress, could make it harder for Republicans in the state to run again against the law they've derided as "Obamacare."

Arkansas Health Insurers Seek Rate Hikes of 8 to 22 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/26/2017 11:24 am

Health insurance companies operating on the state's individual health insurance marketplace are seeking rate increases of between 8 percent and 22 percent, the state Insurance Department says.

GOP Health Care Plan Draws Mixed Reaction from Governors

by Associated Press 7/13/2017 3:22 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he remains concerned about Congress shifting costs to the states to maintain the same level of Medicaid coverage they have committed to. But he likes that the bill would provide more funding to help low-income people move off Medicaid and into the private market.

Arkansas Ends Fiscal Year with $15M Surplus

by Associated Press 7/5/2017 11:27 am

Arkansas finance officials say the state ended its fiscal year with a $15.7 million surplus after a boost in sales tax collections over the past two months helped restore most of the budget cuts enacted earlier.

Hutchinson Tries Balancing Act on GOP Health Bill (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/3/2017 7:00 am

The future of Asa Hutchinson's agenda as Arkansas' governor hinges on what Congress does to follow through on a promise he and other Republicans have made to repeal a law they've long opposed.

Medicaid Cuts and the Elderly (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/3/2017 12:00 am

In their attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans are proposing deep cuts to Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor.

Arkansas Hospitals Fear Changes in Medicaid, Arkansas Works

by Mark Friedman 7/3/2017 12:00 am

As the fight over health care continues in Congress, Arkansas hospital executives are worried about changes being made to Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion program known as Arkansas Works, which has saved hospitals $150 million annually in uncompensated care.

Nothing Better About Better Care Act (Amy Dunn Johnson Commentary)

by Amy Dunn Johnson 7/3/2017 12:00 am

The Better Care Reconciliation Act would be a decidedly harmful step backwards, not just for those who will lose access to health insurance, but for our entire state.

An Arkansas Solution to a National Problem (Davy Carter Commentary)

by Davy Carter 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas is a shining example of what states can accomplish in health care if given enough flexibility and control over designing programs that best serve their citizens.

Time for Single Payer (Feedback)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Two of our readers take on national health care and what Americans can – and can't – live without.

Governors Work Senate As Power Brokers in Obamacare Repeal

by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Reuters 5/17/2017 7:07 am

A group of about a dozen Republican governors is pushing for its own set of national health care reforms, flexing its considerable muscle in the national debate over the future of Obamacare as the U.S. Senate begins writing its bill.

DHS Officials: 'Arkansas Works' 2.0 Cheaper for State

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/27/2017 10:10 am

The Arkansas Department of Human Services says the changes it's seeking for the Arkansas Works medicaid expansion will save the state as much as $93 million over five years.

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