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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

Hosparus Health appoints new president and CEO

Hosparus Health announced the appointment of David Cook as president and CEO. In his new role, Cook will lead operational and strategic efforts at the not-for-profit hospice and palliative care organization to drive innovation, enhance quality, expand community partnerships and increase access to services for patients and families navigating serious illness in Kentucky and Indiana.

Spalding University expands education, workforce development

By Janet Lively If you ask anyone in healthcare to name their No. 1 operational challenge, their answer will likely be, “Finding people.” Thankfully, Spalding University is busy helping people find those people. Under the leadership of President Tori Murden McClure, Spalding recently announced that it is launching a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program