Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Physician and private equity partnership: Goal is to create larger, more robust platform for delivery of care

Physician and private equity partnership: Goal is to create larger, more robust platform for delivery of care

By: Carmin Grandinetti and Daniel Fisher There is a recent trend of physician practices partnering with private equity firms (PE Firms) as hospitals and other large health systems have curtailed their acquisition of physician practices. Physician practices and PE Firms are looking to align themselves to create a larger, more robust platform for the delivery

Telehealth reform: Coverage expansion, reimbursement criteria will improve access to care

By: Sarah Cronan Spurlock and Ozair Shariff Technology advancements have had a significant impact on the way healthcare is delivered, particularly to patients in rural areas and to those with restricted access to medical care. Medical providers use technology to remotely monitor patients, prescribe medications and provide a wide range of preventive medical services, in

Rural health clinics: It’s time to bolster services necessary while getting an additional revenue stream

By: Amber Knouff and Lisa English Hinkle As the predominant primary care providers in medically under served areas, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) are on the front lines of the opioid epidemic, treating patients in the areas that have the highest incidences of opioid related problems and the fewest healthcare services. RHCs care for Kentucky’s most

New Medicaid requirements require community engagement to maintain coverage

By Ben Keeton Editor’s Note: On June 29 Judge James E. Boasberg of Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, blocked Kentucky’s plan to require many Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer in order to continue receiving benefits. Changes are coming to the Medicaid program in Kentucky as part of the recently approved 1115

Opioid Crisis: Employment Key to Recovery

By Dave Adkisson Kentucky’s business community has become acutely aware over the past year that the state’s opioid epidemic is more than a public health issue. It has become a serious work force issue , and employers are feeling its impact firsthand. As businesses struggle to find and retain workers, the opioid crisis is making their challenges even greater. The Kentucky Chamber, in a 2017 report, took a deep