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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

Bluegrass Care Navigators Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

Bluegrass Care Navigators, one of the largest nonprofit hospice providers in the nation, today celebrated the organization’s growth and future with a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new headquarters. The organization’s operations will continue to be based in Lexington, Ky. on Harrodsburg Road, but will move to a five-acre campus with nearly 60,000 square feet of

UK, Kentucky awarded $87 million to combat opioid epidemic

In the largest grant ever awarded to the University of Kentucky, researchers from UK’s Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR) and across campus — in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet (JPSC) — will lead a project as part of the HEALing Communities study. The four-year,

Addiction treatment web site FindHelpNowKY.org making strides

Since its launch in January 2018, Kentucky’s newest tool in the fight against addiction, FindHelpNowKY.org, has served critical, real-time information on available substance use disorder treatment options to more than 50,000 people since its start. People who visit the site can confidentially locate facilities and service providers who are accepting new patients based on individual

Correlation between Kentucky’s opioid crisis and workplace violence in healthcare

By Scott Cormier One of the fastest growing issues in the healthcare setting is workplace violence. In fact, according to OSHA, 75 percent of nearly 25,000 workplace assaults reported annually occurred in healthcare and social service settings. In turn, the International Journal of Nursing Studies surveyed 26,979 nurses and found that 50 percent reported experiencing

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