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Healing Help: Piggott Health System Wields Telemedicine to Grow

The Health System, which features a 25-bed hospital, is able to keep more of its patients in its network thanks to using telemedicine for pulmonology, cardiology and infectious disease services, said James Magee, executive director of the system. read more >
Health Care / Technology

Baptist Health Expands Partnership With Telehealth Firm Caregility

Since partnering on virtual care services with Caregility in 2021, telehealth session volume for Baptist Health has increased from roughly 1,000 virtual visits per quarter to more than 20,000. read more >
Dr. Joe Thompson, president and CEO of Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
Agriculture & Poultry / Health Care

$1M Grant Funds Planning for Delta Health Initiative

A coalition of organizations in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi intends to spend up to 18 months developing the plan, which will "harness the region’s strengths to address its key disparities." read more >
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Government & Politics / Health Care

FDA Finalizes Rule Expanding Availability of Abortion Pills

Tuesday's action formally updates the drug's labeling to allow many more retail pharmacies to dispense the pills, so long as they complete a certification process. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Mercy Receives $2.2M Grant to Expand Telehealth

The money will benefit Mercy’s rural locations and allow specialists to virtually support patients. read more >
Many health insurers have issued rebates to consumers based on provisions of the Affordable Care Act that require a certain percentage of revenue to be devoted to health care. Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, however, expects to meet the required ratio. Still, it has offered 4,100 groups voluntary pandemic relief.
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Arkansas Insurers Respond to Shifting PandemicLock Icon

The insurance industry responds to COVID-19 with rebates instead of lower rates and remains flexible on claims and operations. read more >