Author Archives: Victoria Miller

16 Jul
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Arkansas Community Health Centers fighting opioid addiction – Innovative and comprehensive treatment newly available

CONTACT: LaShannon Spencer, CHCA Chief Executive Officer 501.517.0842 Seth Blomeley, CHCA Communications and Policy Director 501.492.8388 LITTLE ROCK – With Arkansas, and the nation, in the grips of the opioid epidemic, Community Health Centers are meeting the challenge by offering ...

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16 Apr
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Hunger Banquet News Release

April 12, 2019

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30 Aug
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U.S. asks for new judge in Arkansas Medicaid work-rule suit

The lawsuit over a work requirement for Arkansas’ Medicaid program shouldn’t be decided by the same judge who stopped a similar requirement from taking effect in Kentucky, attorneys for President Donald Trump’s administration contend. In a filing on Tuesday, the ...

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14 Aug
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Primary care docs easier to find in ACA plans than Medicaid, study finds

Dive Brief: Primary care physicians accept Affordable Care Act exchange plans more often than Medicaid, but not as much as employer-sponsored health insurance, according to a Health Affairs study. The analysis found that PCP in-network participation was 91% in the ...

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14 Aug
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How providers are working to stem missed appointments

Patient no-shows are a costly, intractable headache for healthcare providers. Millions of patients cancel, skip or reschedule appointments with their clinicians every year, creating vacant schedules and expenses that can cost the industry by one estimate $150 billion annually. Click ...

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14 Aug
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Telling doctors about their patients’ opioid deaths curbed prescriptions

Dive Brief: A study published in Science found that telling doctors in San Diego County of a patient’s overdose death led to that physician prescribing fewer opioids. The county’s medical examiner sent a letter to physicians whose patients died within ...

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26 Jul
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Social determinants tech field wide open for health industry

Few healthcare organizations are investing in social determinants of health technology, and while an uptick is expected, the market will remain relatively weak until providers find the best way to use the data, according to a new analysis from Patchwise ...

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26 Jul
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Higher Medicaid rates improved behavioral health, study finds

Dive Brief: Higher primary care Medicaid reimbursement rates improve behavioral health outcomes among enrollees, according to a new report by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The report analyzed spillover effects of the largest federally-mandated increase in Medicaid primary care ...

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26 Jul
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CMS rule proposes site neutral payments, extends 340B cuts

Dive Brief: CMS issued a proposed rule for the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) for 2019 that would institute site neutral payments and extend 340B payment cuts to previously exempt off-campus providers. The proposal would also ...

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19 Jul
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Sparks Health in Fort Smith, Van Buren sold to Little Rock-based Baptist Health

For the third time in less than 10 years, Sparks Health System will have a new owner. Little Rock-based Baptist Health System has agreed to acquire the Fort Smith hospital from Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems (CHS). A transaction amount ...

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