Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Medicaid managed-care forums for health-care providers to be held around Kentucky in next six weeks

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has scheduled a new round of forums for health-care providers in each of the eight Medicaid regions during August and September. The forums will be attended by senior officials from CHFS, including cabinet Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes, Medicaid Commissioner Lawrence Kissner, Public Health Commissioner Dr. Stephanie Mayfield and Behavioral Health

XLerateHealth accelerator announces second incoming class

XLerateHealth (, a Louisville-based accelerator for early-stage, health-related companies, announced it has selected eight companies to participate as part of its second class. The accelerator’s 13-week intensive immersion program will begin August 4, 2014 and run until “Demo Day” on October 30, 2014. Selected companies include:   Blue Sky Case Management, Louisville, KY: Blue Sky Case Management

UofL School of Nursing receives nearly $700,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration

More than a dozen University of Louisville School of Nursing master’s degree students will receive substantial assistance to pay for their education. The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded the school a two-year $670,000 Advanced Nurse Education Traineeship Grant to help 15 current and new family nurse practitioner (FNP) and adult-gerontology nurse practitioner (AGNP)

Cedar Lake Acquires Five HUD Homes

Cedar Lake, a non-profit care provider for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has acquired five Housing and Urban Development (HUD) homes located in Jefferson County. Cedar Lake Residences (CLR) moved clients into two of the homes in mid-July, and will move additional CLR clients in the other three homes over the next several months. The

Expanding Cancer Treatment Options across Eastern Kentucky

By Allison Perry UK Now Eastern Kentucky faces some of the highest rates of cancer incidence and mortality in the nation, but two hospitals in the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) system are stepping up the fight against cancer. Williamson ARH Hospital in South Williamson, Ky. and Harlan ARH Hospital have announced a new affiliation with

ZirMed Announces Five Strategic Partnerships

ZirMed, a provider of clinical and business performance management technology, announced five new strategic partnerships with JASE Health, HAS-Software, AmeriCare, medQ, Inc. and Scorpion Healthcare.  •JASE Health, a provider of technology consulting services, is helping ZirMed enhance integration for Cerner clients and providing referrals support at the enterprise level.  •HAS-Software, a provider of homecare accounting