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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.

Hospitals Worried About Impact of Insurance Exchanges

by Mark Friedman 10/7/2013 12:00 am

While hospital executives across the state welcomed the opening of the health insurance marketplace last Tuesday, several said they were worried about its financial impact.

34 on List of Largest Hospitals Report Losing Money

by Mark Friedman 10/7/2013 12:00 am

On the annual checkup of hospitals, 34 out of the 88 hospitals on this year's list — 38 percent — reported losing money, which is slightly higher than last year's list, which showed 35 percent of the hospitals losing money.

Hospitals Fear Proposed Medicaid Change Could Be Costly

by Mark Friedman 8/12/2013 12:00 am

The Arkansas Hospital Association fears an Arkansas Medicaid policy proposal could cost hospitals much more than the $11 million estimate from the Department of Human Services.

White River Health System Preps ER for Health Care Reform

by Mark Friedman 5/20/2013 12:00 am

White River Health System in Batesville is preparing for the possible rush of patients once health care reform is fully implemented next year.

Health Care Revenue Up Slightly in 2012

by Mark Friedman 5/20/2013 12:00 am

National reports of slowing growth in health care spending were reflected in Arkansas Business' list of the largest private companies.

Malvern Hospital Seeks Baptist Health Deal

by Mark Friedman 4/8/2013 12:00 am

Hot Spring County Medical Center of Malvern is in talks to form a partnership with Baptist Health of Little Rock. If the deal is approved by the Hot Spring County Quorum Court, Baptist Health would operate the 72-bed hospital, said HSC Medical Center CEO Sheila Williams.

Hospitals Move Toward Electronic Records Exchange

by Mark Friedman 2/25/2013 12:00 am

On Feb. 11, the 471-bed Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff became the third hospital this year to join Arkansas' network that will let health care providers access patients' electronic medical records.

Medicare Cut Threatens to Cost Arkansas Hospitals $407M

by George Waldon 1/28/2013 12:00 am

Congress delayed automatic spending cuts that included pushing back a 2 percent Medicare payment reduction until March 1. But it has done little to ease the uncertainty of how much financial pain health care providers, particularly hospitals, will have to endure in the budget process.

Arkansas Hospitals Fear Looming Cuts to Medicaid

by Mark Friedman 11/26/2012 12:00 am

Adding to the mix of bad news, Arkansas hospitals could lose $403 million in total Medicare payments for seniors over the next 10 years if the Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into place on Jan. 1.

The Fiscal Cliff: Recession Looms Without Compromise, Leaders in Arkansas Fear

by George Waldon 9/17/2012 12:00 am

If Congress fails to address the so-called fiscal cliff, the United States faces another recession, leaving Arkansas political and business leaders to hope the critical hour of decision will force the appearance of bipartisanship