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Court Upholds Arkansas’ Regulation of 340B Program

The Arkansas Insurance Department will start enforcing state legislation to regulate a federal discount drug program that generates millions of dollars for Arkansas hospitals and community health centers. read more >
Health Care / Legal / Nonprofits

Losing Discount Drug Program Would Cost Hospitals, Health Centers Millions

The 340B Drug Pricing Program allows community health centers and about 50 qualified hospitals in Arkansas to buy discounted prescription drugs from manufacturers, using the money to improve patient care. read more >
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The Search for Simple Solutions (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Two events last week showed lawmakers seeking simple solutions to complex problems. But as most business owners and managers know, there’s no such thing as a quick fix. read more >
David Wroten, executive vice president of the Arkansas Medical Society
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Telemedicine Here to Stay

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the use of telemedicine in Arkansas five years ahead of where it would be otherwise. read more >
Montine McNulty, executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association.
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Convention Centers Can’t Wait for Legislative SessionLock Icon

Arkansas’ hospitals and other industries have urgent concerns for the Legislature to address in the regular session that will commence on Jan. 11, but a key piece of the hospitality industry has needs that are more urgent. read more >
Vincent LeistNorth Arkansas Regional Medical Center
Government & Politics / Health Care

Surgery Ban Ends, but Few Go to Hospital

Dr. Gerry Jones thought that after the ban on elective procedures was lifted, there would be a surge of patients. There wasn’t. read more >
From left, state Sen. Missy Irvin, state Rep. Jack Ladyman and Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, the Arkansas Department of Health's medical director for immunizations and outbreak response, spoke Monday at a news conference about the state's response to the global coronavirus iytbreak. 
Government & Politics

State Leaders: We’re Being Proactive About Coronavirus

State legislators and others said at a Monday afternoon news conference that they are being proactive about responding to the global coronavirus outbreak, especially when it comes to the population's most vulnerable to dying from it: the elderly. read more >
Brad Hendricks (left), a Little Rock attorney, opposes the proposed tort reform amendment. Carl Vogelpohl supports Issue 1 and says it will bring jobs to Arkansas.
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The Pros and Cons of Arkansas Tort ReformLock Icon

With less than five months before the November vote on capping attorney’s fees and damages, groups for and against tort reform in Arkansas are making their case with money. read more >
David Wroten, executive vice president of the Arkansas Medical Society, is among those expressing doubt about managed care organizations.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Managed Care Organizations Met With Skepticism by Some Health Care Professionals

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. read more >
Dr. Dan Rahn, UAMS chancellor.
Health Care / Insurance

The Managed Care Already Argument

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. read more >
Davy Carter
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Davy Carter Expects Private Option Funding Will Be Approved

Davy Carter, speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives, said he thinks legislators will hold their noses and vote to continue funding the “private option” Medicaid expansion during the fiscal session that begins Feb. 10. read more >