healthcare

Business
4:36 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

KY Chamber Rep on what the Affordable Care Act Means for Businesses

An overview of how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect you and your business is on the horizon for attendees of this Thursday's Business@Breakfast of the Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce and Murray State's Town & Gown office. It starts at 7:30 a.m. in MSU's Curris Center Ballroom. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce presentation includes several online and in-person resource options. Its Manager of Public Affairs, Ashli Watts, brings the program. The Campbellsville University and University of Louisville graduate worked at the Kentucky Bar Association and the LRC before joining the chamber last year. Kate Lochte has the interview.

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Society
3:19 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Murray Calloway Co. Hospital CEO on Affordable Care Act

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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. Click here for more about the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Society
10:26 am
Fri July 19, 2013

KY among 6 states in new program to drive health costs down

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Kentucky is one of six states along with Puerto Rico that will participate in a program to help drive down medical costs by targeting frequent healthcare system users.  Staff from the National Governors Association and other experts will help train officials from participating states to develop a plan for super-utilizers. These are patients who may benefit from less costly, more appropriate treatment elsewhere.

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Society
2:48 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Gary Edward Barg, on Caring for the Caregiver at Paducah's Carson Center

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Today on Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets Gary Edward Barg, Founder and CEO of Today’s Caregiver Magazine and its companion website caregiver.com. He’s the Keynote speaker for the Purchase Area Development District caregiving seminar on May 2nd at the Carson Center in Paducah. His presentation is focused on the question: If you are caring for someone, who is caring for you? It will be an informative day of discussion and information for family caregivers, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Society
10:28 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Marshall County Free Clinic Plans to Open Soon

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Interview with Betsy McClain of the Marshall County Free Clinic

A group of concerned residents of Marshall County have joined together to provide medical services for people in need in the county. And they want to provide those services for free. The Marshall County Free Clinic’s mission is to provide professional medical care for people who otherwise couldn’t afford it.

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Business
2:23 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Local Health Department Awaits MCO Reimbursement

The Hopkins County Health Department is continuing to wait for over $300,000 of reimbursement from one of the Commonwealth’s three managed-care organizations. 

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Science
2:59 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Owensboro Hospital Searching for More Doctors

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A hospital in Daviess County is looking to bring additional primary care physicians to the region. Owensboro Medical Health System is recruiting two dozen doctors this year to meet the needs of the hospital's service area in western Kentucky and southern Indiana.

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Government
1:50 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Kentucky Gets Federal Approval for State-Based Health Exchange

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After months building a state-based health exchange, Kentucky officials have been told that the federal government has given approval to their work.

Despite objections from Republican lawmakers, Kentucky officials quickly began working on a state-based exchange --- a part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Business
12:10 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Legal Issues with Kentucky Spirit Remain; Passport Withdraws Medicaid Complaint

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Weeks after their announced departure from Kentucky’s Medicaid managed care system, operator Kentucky Spirit and the state are still locked in a legal battle.

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Health
3:38 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Haslam: TN Won't Set Up State Health Exchange

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam won't create a state-run health insurance exchange, leaving the operation to the federal government. Haslam announced his decision during a speech today.

The Republican governor had until Friday to decide. He says the federal government has not provided enough information.

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