Tagged: Arkansas Hospital Association

Hospital Prices to Go Online, But Will Numbers Tell Story?

Hospital Prices to Go Online, But Will Numbers Tell Story?

Health CareCover Story

The idea of Americans scrolling through hospital websites to find the best deal on a mammogram or tonsillectomy sounds good to almost everybody. But the devil is in the details, and when federal plans emerged to force hospitals and insurers to reveal their negotiated rates for all kinds of medical services, the pitchforks came out. read more >

Obamacare Lawsuit Stirs Worries for Insurers

Obamacare Lawsuit Stirs Worries for Insurers

Health CareLegalCover Story

Arkansas and 19 other Republican-led states are taking their shot at dismantling the Affordable Care Act, rekindling the anxieties of health care executives who fear thousands of Arkansans could lose insurance coverage. read more >

The Pros and Cons of Arkansas Tort Reform

The Pros and Cons of Arkansas Tort Reform

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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 >

UAMS Tops State In Net Patient Revenue

UAMS Tops State In Net Patient Revenue

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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. read more >

Arkansas Hospitals Fear Changes in Medicaid, Arkansas Works

Arkansas Hospitals Fear Changes in Medicaid, Arkansas Works

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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. read more >

The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now

The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now

Health CareTechnology & Telecom

A law that eases restrictions in the way telemedicine is delivered in Arkansas goes into effect in August and will help Arkansas hospitals expand their range of virtual services. read more >

Arkansas Hospitals Report Healthier Results in 2015

Arkansas Hospitals Report Healthier Results in 2015

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On the annual checkup of hospitals, 61 out of the 86 hospitals on this year’s list of the state’s largest hospitals and medical centers — 71 percent — reported making money. That compares with 62 percent on the list that ran in 2013, just before the main features of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act took effect. read more >

The Managed Care Already Argument

The Managed Care Already Argument

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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 >