Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Remaining ACA compliant despite Repeal and Replace

  By Carl L. Williams Sr. At present, all large employers with 50 or more employees (also known as ALEs) are still under the compliance and reporting mandates of the Affordable Care Act – despite movement in Washington for repeal and replace. In fact, until there is new legislation in place, the law still applies

Architecture & Design Round Up

A lot is going on around our state in healthcare architecture and design. We look at some of the major renovations, expansions and new constructions since our May 2016 issue. Progress made on Norton Audubon Hospital expansion Things are moving along for the expansion and major renovation of Norton Audubon Hospital, which started in May

Shriners Hospital for Children–Lexington: Driving force behind construction of joint-use facility

  It’s official. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Lexington has moved. The new facility, designed by SRG Partnership in Portland, Oregon, cost approximately $47 million and is located on the UK HealthCare Campus across from the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital. The new facility, owned and operated by Shriners Hospitals for Children, occupies

Physician Spotlight: Meet Chad Harston, MD, with Lexington Clinic Center for Breast Care.

  FAST FACTS Hometown: Born in Texas. Also, lived in Guam, Finland and Utah. Family: Wife and four children. Hobbies: Mountain climbing and travel. Motto: “Eat like there IS a tomorrow.” Recommended Books: “Eat to Live” by Joel Fuhrman MD (Little, Brown and Company, January 2011) Education: Undergraduate at Brigham Young University; graduated summa Cum

Intelligent growth is not arbitrary growth

  By R. Wayne Estopinal In 2017, your medical center or health system should have a documented healthcare facility growth plan that is strategic, within your financial capacity, allows implementation that is minimally disruptive, produces optimal workplaces, allows incredible square footage efficiency and creates a competitive advantage for your organization. If facilities are to be

Medicaid MCOs’ Payment Denials and Findings of Alleged Overpayments

By Lisa English Hinkle Posted In Managed Care Organizations (“MCOs”), Medicaid With reported revenues in the billions of dollars and net profits not far behind, insurance companies providing a Medicaid Managed Care product are making huge profits on Kentucky’s Medicaid business.  Across the country, lawsuits are being filed that go so far as to allege that