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Baptist Health Battles UnitedHealthcare Over Reimbursement RatesLock Icon

Baptist, the state’s largest health care provider, says it and other hospital groups have faced “unprecedented” costs to cover wages, supplies and pharmaceuticals since the pandemic, but has seen stingy reimbursement deals from insurers. read more >
Baptist Health, which has 11 hospitals in Arkansas, saw its patient revenue fall nearly 5% to $666.3 million in the first half of the year compared with the same period a year ago.
Health Care / Insurance

Baptist Health Out of Insurer’s Network

UnitedHealthcare said Baptist sought “double-digit price hikes that are neither affordable nor sustainable for families and employers across Arkansas.” read more >

Hospitals Question UnitedHealthcare’s Rates

Tough negotiations over reimbursement rates prompt another hospital to consider dropping UnitedHealthcare. read more >

Quality Health Care Can Also Be Affordable (Letter to the Editor)

In December 2022, Conway Regional Health System and its associated physicians notified UnitedHealthcare of its intent to terminate its agreement effective July 1. read more >
Health Care

Rate Impasse Could Push Conway Regional Out of Insurer’s Network

CEO Matt Troup said UnitedHealthcare is paying Conway Regional about 50% less than hospitals in the market for in-patient procedures “and on the outpatient side, it’s even more dramatic.” read more >
Conway Regional, which completed a $10 million capital campaign in May 2023
Construction / Health Care

Conway Regional Completes $10M Capital Campaign

The campaign fully funded the expansion of the system's clinical laboratory and the opening of a new behavioral health unit at Conway Regional Medical Center. read more >
(From left) Ahmed Abuabdou and Michelle Krause
Health Care

2 Promoted at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Ahmed Abuabdou has been named chief clinical officer, and Dr. Michelle Krause has been named senior vice chancellor of UAMS Health. read more >
(From left) Martha Estrada and Wen Chien Hsi
Health Care / Nonprofits

2 Join UAMS Departments of Surgery, Radiation Oncology (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Martha Estrada and Dr. Wen Chien Hsi have joined the staff at UAMS. read more >
April Kranz, chief nursing officer at Conway Regional
Health Care

April Kranz Named Chief Nursing Officer at Conway Regional

Kranz comes to Conway Regional from Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana. He first day was Dec. 27. read more >
Stephanie Blevins
Education / Health Care / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Stephanie Blevins Joins Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (Movers & Shakers)

Blevins will serve as director of northwest Arkansas community engagement. read more >
(From left) Dr. Jonathan Laryea and Dr. Matthew Steliga
Education / Health Care / Insurance

UAMS College of Medicine Gains 2 New Chairs (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Jonathan Laryea and Dr. Matthew Steliga have been invested in the Nolie and Norma Mumey Endowed Chair in Surgery and the Kent C. Westbrook M.D. Distinguished Chair in Surgical Oncology, respectively. read more >
Jeff Carrier
Health Care / Insurance

Baptist Health Hires New President of Western Region (Movers & Shakers)

Jeff Carrier will be over Baptist’s hospitals in Fort Smith and Van Buren and more than 40 outpatient locations. read more >
Health Care

Bill Pack Named CFO of Conway Regional

He has more than 30 years of experience in health care, most recently as system vice president for Centura Health in Denver. read more >
Health Care

CHI St. Vincent to Remain in ConwayLock Icon

If you recall, back in 2015, St. Vincent entered into a five-year management agreement with the health system that features the 150-bed Conway Regional Medical Center. read more >
Clockwise from top left: Veronica Alexander, Tom Chiarelli, Amanda Robinson, Shayla Robinson and Michael Stringfellow, all of Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff
Business Services / Health Care

JRMC Adds 5 (Movers & Shakers)

Veronica Alexander, Tom Chiarelli, Amanda Robinson, Shayla Robinson and Michael Stringfellow have joined Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. read more >
Carrie Lucas and Kelly Madia of Washington Regional in Fayetteville
Education / Health Care

Lucas, Madia Take Heart at Washington Regional (Movers & Shakers)

Carrie Lucas has joined Washington Regional Walker Heart Institute in Fayetteville, while Kelly Madiahas joined the Washington Regional Walker Heart Cardiovascular Clinic. read more >
Dr. Jacob Didion and Dr. Sujan Reddy of Mercy Fort Smith
Health Care

Mercy Brings On Neurohospitalists (Movers & Shakers)

Neurohospitalists Dr. Jacob Didion and Dr. Sujan Reddy have joined Mercy Fort Smith. read more >
Dr. Leonard Dale Morgan and Dr. Austin N. Barber of Baxter Regional Medical Center
Health Care

Morgan, Barber Join Baxter Regional (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Leonard Dale Morgan and Dr. Austin N. Barber have joined Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. read more >
Chris Barber, president and CEO of St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro.
Education / Government & Politics

More Arkansas Hospitals Announce Vaccine Requirements

A growing number of Arkansas hospitals say they'll require all staff to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. read more >
Dr. Clark Trapp of Conway Regional Health System
Education / Health Care

Trapp Moves to Conway Regional (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Clark Trapp has joined Conway Regional Health System as a faculty member with the Family Medicine Residency Program. read more >