Kentucky articles

Leadership Kentucky selects Lexington healthcare executive

Leadership Kentucky has invited Cassandra Mitchell, MSN MBA RN, to participate in seven monthly discussion panels that will examine Kentucky’s opportunities and challenges, Bluegrass Care Navigators announced today. Mitchell is the agency’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Leadership Kentucky is dedicated to developing talents and energies of Kentucky’s present and future leaders. The

Sullivan College of Pharmacy partners with University Center of the Mountains

Sullivan University College of Pharmacy (SUCOP) is partnering with the University Center of the Mountains (UCM) and Hazard Community and Technical College to facilitate the preparation of students in southeastern Kentucky to apply for Sullivan’s pharmacy program. The partnership is designed to ensure that students interested in a pre-pharmacy education track have a clear understanding

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

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

Norton Healthcare to invest $78 million to expand services at Norton Children’s Hospital

Norton Children’s Hospital is expanding to improve critical care services for children and grow its family-centered approach to treating the region’s sickest kids.   Norton Healthcare announced plans to invest $78.3 million to create the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and renovate the “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center and two of

Kentucky enacts medical review panel law regarding malpractice claims

  By: Robin McGuffin and Dustyn Jones   On March 16, 2017, Governor Matt Bevin signed into law a bill that requires medical malpractice plaintiffs to obtain an opinion from a panel of healthcare providers regarding the merits of their claims before filing suit in court. The law is an attempt to eliminate frivolous lawsuits and lower