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Common Sense Fixes Needed to Maintain Health Care Program for the Uninsured

Everyone involved in America’s health care industry should be united around one goal: saving lives. Strip away the politics, policies, regulations and costs; our collective mission should always be providing the best possible care and medicines to patients, regardless of their economic situation. In 1992, Congress wisely created a program to do just that. The

New Immunization Requirements for 2018-2019 School Year

As students prepare to head back to school this month, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reminds parents and caregivers to make sure children and teens are up-to-date on their vaccines. The Commonwealth’s vaccine requirements for school entry, which is modeled after Centers for Disease

Protect Our Dialysis Patients

Patients who suffer from kidney failure, or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), deserve the healthcare that they signed up for. However, some private insurance companies are resisting charitable donations as payment from dialysis patients, driving them off their current healthcare plans. As a social worker in Louisville, I have watched my patients struggle with the

Passport Health Plan Donates $25,000 to KY State Police to Help Troopers Fighting Opioid Crisis

Passport Health Plan recently presented the Kentucky State Police Foundation with a $25,000 grant which will be used to purchase fentanyl response kits that will help KSP troopers avoid contact with dangerous drugs. The kits include Tyvek suits, respirator masks, fentanyl protective gloves, safety glasses, and a portable gear bag. Grainger Inc. is supplying the gear,

Whole building sustainability: Focusing on energy management to address facility expenses

By Angie Stokes In healthcare management, there is a shift from the previous disease-management oriented approach to a more holistic, proactive approach to patient care. Physicians and other clinicians are working together in a network of interconnected resources, aided by electronic medical records, to assess the whole person, leading to better outcomes. Improving Energy Efficiency

Telehealth update

Enactment of SB112 guarantees all Kentuckians will have access to healthcare services, no matter where they live. By Rob Sprang Kentucky has been a telehealth leader for many years despite outdated laws and regulations that restrict how telehealth may be used, preventing many Kentuckians from accessing healthcare services that are not available close to home.

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