Jerry Penner http://wkms.org en Beshear: Managed Care Initiative Running Smoothly http://wkms.org/post/beshear-managed-care-initiative-running-smoothly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the Medicaid managed care system is running smoothly, with payments being processed quickly and fewer complaints.</span></p><p>Beshear said Thursday that managed care, now in its second year statewide, is saving tax dollars while also helping to improve the health of Medicaid recipients by emphasizing prevention and wellness.</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:48:47 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 36018 at http://wkms.org Beshear: Managed Care Initiative Running Smoothly Penner Wary About Local Affordable Care Act Impact http://wkms.org/post/penner-wary-about-local-affordable-care-act-impact <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray-Calloway County Hospital CEO Jerry </span>Penner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says a new federal healthcare policy will increase premium costs on rural consumers like those in western Kentucky. </span></p><p>Penner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the Affordable Care Act outlines policies on all Americans despite age or pre-existing conditions.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:19:46 +0000 Austin Ramsey 33506 at http://wkms.org Penner Wary About Local Affordable Care Act Impact Murray Calloway Co. Hospital CEO on Affordable Care Act http://wkms.org/post/murray-calloway-co-hospital-ceo-affordable-care-act <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Jerry Penner, Murray Calloway County Hospital CEO, about his perspective on changes in healthcare as the Affordable Care Act provisions start kicking in. He talks about the immediate scan of issues pertaining specifically to the hospital, the business prediction of the full impact of healthcare changes on the community, and how healthcare exchanges will work once implemented fully. <a href="https://www.murrayhospital.org/index2.htm">Click here for more about the Murray-Calloway County Hospital</a>.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:19:52 +0000 Kate Lochte 33456 at http://wkms.org Murray Calloway Co. Hospital CEO on Affordable Care Act Murray Calloway Co. Hospital CEO Talks Financial Trouble, Job Cuts http://wkms.org/post/murray-calloway-co-hospital-ceo-talks-financial-trouble-job-cuts <p>Last week, Murray Calloway County Hospital announced the elimination of 28 jobs. MCCH CEO Jerry Penner says the cuts are results of a turbulent healthcare environment including low patient volume and declining Medicaid reimbursements. Shelly Baskin speaks with Penner about the details surrounding the cuts, and the financial trouble related to Managed Care Organizations and the Affordable Care Act.</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:21:21 +0000 Shelly Baskin 29488 at http://wkms.org Murray Calloway Co. Hospital CEO Talks Financial Trouble, Job Cuts Front Page Sunday 1/6 http://wkms.org/post/front-page-sunday-16 <p>There are host of issues awaiting Kentucky lawmakers when they get to Frankfort this Tuesday. From industrial hemp and a state-wide health benefits exchange to state pension reform and how student achievement data is used, they have a lot on their plates. We’ll look ahead to the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly. We’ll also hear a conversation with Murray Calloway County Hospital CEO Jerry Penner about how our region’s healthcare continues to develop, and speak with outgoing Kentucky Education Department Communications Director Lisa Gross to find out how learning in the state has grown over the last three decades.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:45:37 +0000 Chad Lampe & Todd Hatton 26481 at http://wkms.org Front Page Sunday 1/6