Author Archives: Ben Keeton

UK Markey Cancer Center and Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital Announce Affiliation

Officials with Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announced that the hospital has joined Markey’s Affiliate Network as a candidate member. Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital’s cancer program is the first in the region with an academic affiliation. “Today’s announcement positions Lourdes as the area’s leader in cancer

Kentuckians Deserve the Right Solution for Surprise Billing

By Brent Wright, MD Congress appears to be close to passing a solution for an issue that has for too long impacted patients and providers in Kentucky and throughout the country: surprise medical billing. As lawmakers deliberate the optimal approach to separate patients from out-of-network billing disputes between healthcare providers and insurance companies, they must

Evolent Health Expands Partnership with Passport Health Plan

Passport Health Plan and Evolent Health, a company providing an integrated value-based care platform to the nation’s leading providers and payers, today announced that Evolent has entered into a definitive agreement to partner with the current sponsors of Passport in continuing to serve the Kentucky Medicaid market. The current sponsors, which include The University of

Bluegrass Care Navigators Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

Bluegrass Care Navigators, one of the largest nonprofit hospice providers in the nation, today celebrated the organization’s growth and future with a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new headquarters. The organization’s operations will continue to be based in Lexington, Ky. on Harrodsburg Road, but will move to a five-acre campus with nearly 60,000 square feet of

Murky Legal Ads Putting Kentuckians At Risk

State Representative Kim Moser (R-64) February is a quite a month for advertisers with major events like the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards ushering in a new crop of big budget TV spots. However, another kind of advertisement flooding the airwaves should be raising our concerns—the nearly omnipresent “bad drug” advertisements. We’ve all seen

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