Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Kosair Charities announces $2 million grant to support Spalding’s new PT school

Kosair Charities has awarded a grant of $2 million to Spalding University in support of its new School of Physical Therapy and the ongoing project to transform a campus building into a state-of-the-art health professions academic center that will house the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. That building will now bear Kosair Charities’ name. The 21,500-square-foot building located

New Vista to Host Stop Youth Suicide Conference in Light of Rise in Teen Suicide

In partnership with the Stop Youth Suicide Campaign, New Vista will host “Staying Alive Kentucky: Rebuilding Teens for the Future After COVID-19.” This annual conference has taken place for 20 years in Lexington and seeks to raise awareness about teens experiencing suicidal thoughts and actions as well as educate the community on how to support

CMS has begun to enforce the price transparency rule against hospitals

By Megan Barker The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently begun to send warning letters to hospitals that are not in compliance with the recently effective price transparency rule. This warning comes on the heels of CMS’s audits of a sample of hospitals in January. To enforce the rule, CMS is authorized to

Common billing errors that land medical providers on the government’s radar

By Brian Butler and Jennifer Henry Jackson Medicare and Medicaid billing mistakes can result in fraud investigations with serious, long-lasting consequences. Providers may be required to pay back up to three times the amount they were paid for improperly billed services. In addition, if the government finds that the improper billing was intentional, providers can face criminal

Healthcare Fellows discuss healthcare ecosystem, headquarters

The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) welcomed the Healthcare Fellows (HCF) for session four over Zoom to discuss the healthcare ecosystem. The Healthcare Fellows is a formal executive education program focused on the many business sectors in Louisville’s vast healthcare ecosystem. Fellows are challenged to grow in their leadership capacity, increase their health-related knowledge and expand their

It is time to support long-term care services and the staff

By Betsy Johnson The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an emotional, psychological, and yes, a financial toll on long-term care in Kentucky. Today, as the world is getting back to a “post-pandemic normal” thanks to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, long-term care leaders are asking themselves two main questions: How do we navigate a post-pandemic financial