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Foundation Initiative to Help Medicaid Population Keep Health Coverage, Access to Substance Use Treatment

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky today announced that it will partner with the Bevin Administration to help Kentuckians maintain coverage under the Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid waiver demonstration program. The Foundation has hired Veronica Judy Cecil to oversee the initiative. Ensuring that those with substance use disorders can obtain treatment and work toward long-term recovery

New Law to Address Concerns in 340b Program

By John Hayden More than 25 years ago, Congress enacted the 340B drug discount program with bipartisan support. The 340B program gives hospitals and clinics that largely serve uninsured and low-income patients steep discounts for their medications. However, recent evidence demonstrates that some bad actors are taking advantage of the 340B program for their own

Kentucky Supreme Court Declines to Recognize New Tort of “Negligent Credentialing”

by Sarah Cronan Spurlock and Bethany A. Breetz  Do Kentucky patients have a cause of action against a hospital for the negligent credentialing of a non-employee physician who is given staff privileges by the hospital?  In March of 2016, the Court of Appeals answered that question in the affirmative, recognizing a new, stand-alone tort and avenue for recovery

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