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Support emergency legislation to fix 2018 HB 487

Support emergency legislation to fix 2018 HB 487

By Gwen Cooper Policymakers are taught early on that sometimes there are unintended consequences when implementing new legislation.  HB 487 passed in the 2018 General Assembly imposed a six percent sales tax on sales of “admissions”.  Sounds simple until you consider that nonprofit organizations, exempt from sales tax, often rely on “admissions” to support their

PATIENTS Demonstration Act

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) impacts thousands of Kentuckians and their families. In addition to managing their condition, dialysis patients must adhere to a complex schedule of appointments and treatments. This can be overwhelming, time consuming, and physically draining. I believe small innovations in our health care system can have big impacts for dialysis patients. Modernizing treatment processes

A true value-based provider living in a payer world

By Gwen Cooper The recent American’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) conference in San Diego was full of insights and opinions. In our ever-changing healthcare system, providers must understand the mindset of payers to stay ahead of the new value-based care curve. I came away with the validation that hospice providers have had it right from

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