Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Hosparus Health raises $28 million in campaign

Hosparus Health today announced it has raised $28 million in its People of Compassion comprehensive fundraising campaign to enhance and expand hospice and palliative care services in 41 counties in Kentucky and Indiana. The total surpasses its original goal of $24 million.    Hosparus launched the campaign in January 2017 to address five critical areas

Write a letter or email your legislator, help Kentucky nurses

By Delanor Manson, MA, BSN, RN Thanks to nurse leaders around the commonwealth, the nursing shortage has moved from breakroom talk and conference room agendas among providers to statewide and national news coverage. The Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA) recently hosted a press conference to discuss this urgent matter and the results of its October 2021

Health Enterprises Network hosts discussion on health equity

Local leaders of healthcare organizations convene to promote communication, collaboration. By Sally McMahon GLI’s Health Enterprises Network (HEN), along with presenting sponsor Deloitte, hosted an in-person panel discussion on pursuing health equity as an outcome at the Louisville Central Community Center. HEN is an investor-led organization working to champion and foster the growth of the

The No Surprises Act regulations –The first two installments

By Sarah Charles Wright The No Surprises Act or “NSA” which goes into effect January 1, 2022, mandates group health plans and insurers to cover emergency and other hospital-based services furnished by out-of-network (OON) facilities and providers as if they were in-network. Two sets of implementing regulations have now been issued jointly by four federal

Policy reversal means return of per day fines for nursing homes

By: Lisa English Hinkle and Ed Monarch On July 19, 2021, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rescinded a guidance issued in 2017 that significantly limited the discretion of CMS Locations to impose substantial fines for noncompliance.  The 2017 Guidance directed that Civil Money Penalties for past-noncompliance that had been fully addressed by the facility