Kentucky articles

Gov. Andy Beshear drops Medicaid work requirements

In his first week in office, Governor Andy Beshear eliminated roadblocks created to make it more difficult for nearly 100,000 Kentuckians to access critical healthcare and pharmacy benefits. Gov. Beshear did so by having his administration notify the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ending the 1115 demonstration project, known as “Kentucky HEALTH,” that required Kentuckians

New ED intake system at UK HealthCare creates vital changes

By Mallory Olson Overcrowded emergency rooms are a problem plaguing hospitals nationwide. In an environment where every second counts, intervention is needed to reduce wait times and improve patient safety. UK HealthCare is taking the lead nationally to effect change. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 146 million Americans visited an emergency

National leaders, UK launch HEALing communities study

By Jay Blanton Flanked by national leaders in the fight to reduce deaths from opioid use – including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar – the University of Kentucky officially launched the HEALing (Helping End Addiction Long-term) Communities Study – Kentucky. In April, UK – partnering with

Kentucky Office of Rural Health awarded cardiac arrest grant

By Michael McGill The Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH) has been awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to improve out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest survival rates among residents of rural counties served by the state’s 27 designated critical access hospitals. The University of Kentucky Center

Evolent Health Expands Partnership with Passport Health Plan

Passport Health Plan and Evolent Health, a company providing an integrated value-based care platform to the nation’s leading providers and payers, today announced that Evolent has entered into a definitive agreement to partner with the current sponsors of Passport in continuing to serve the Kentucky Medicaid market. The current sponsors, which include The University of