Author Archives: Sally McMahon

New old way of caring for homebound has arisen with growth of the home-based primary care practice

New old way of caring for homebound has arisen with growth of the home-based primary care practice

By Ellen Thomson It is estimated that the number of people in the United States over the age of 65 will double by the year 2050. This will seriously impact the nation financially. 25 percent of Medicare spending now occurs in the last year of life, and 38 percent of Medicare beneficiaries spend a portion

Advanced illness care reduces costs through integrated care, without reducing the quality of care

By Gwen Cooper With the repeal, replace or repair of the ACA as a top conversation among legislators, regulators, providers, payers and consumers, the opportunity to disrupt the fragmented healthcare system is now. This can be accomplished through the adoption of innovative, sound programs that bend the cost curve and provide increased value to both

Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisis

By Ben Keeton At one Kentucky hospital, people are bringing in their own heroin and shooting up with patients. That’s one example of the “very desperate situation” the opioid-abuse crisis has created, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson said while testifying before a panel of state legislators in the Capitol Annex. He was among

Corner Office: Meet Dan Fisher with Bingham Greenebaum Doll

FAST FACTS Hometown: Lima, Ohio Family: Wife, one daughter, two sons Hobbies: Pickleball, biking, golf, reading Currently Reading: “Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice” By Bill Browder Words to live by: “Having Light, We Pass It On To Others” (Wittenberg University)   Medical News: How’d you end

Perry County stroke support group joins national registry

The Perry County Stroke Support Group is now registered with the National Stroke Association. The support group was established two years ago as part of a larger program known as the Kentucky Care Coordination for Community Transition (KC3T) Program. KC3T is a collaboration between UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH), UK College of