posted: 10/08/2015 5:45 a.m.
Arkansas should continue its private-option Medicaid program while adding requirements to encourage healthful behavior and for unemployed recipients to find jobs, a consulting firm recommended Wednesday.
posted: 10/08/2015 3:38 a.m.
In a presentation to Arkansas legislators Wednesday, New Hampshire-based consultants The Stephen Group recommended revising the private option, the state's expanded Medicaid program that uses federal dollars to subsidize private health insurance for up to 250,000 Arkansans.
posted: 10/08/2015 3:18 a.m.
The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace board decided Wednesday to heed an appeal from Gov. Asa Hutchinson to delay issuing a request for information to technology vendors regarding a state health insurance exchange for individual Arkansans.
posted: 10/07/2015 5:46 a.m.
Saying he doesn't want to "send a confusing message to the public and health care community," Gov. Asa Hutchinson asked a state board Monday to postpone plans to seek information on the cost of installing an Arkansas-based health insurance exchange for individual consumers.
posted: 10/02/2015 2:22 a.m.
Although it was submitted Thursday, a consultant's report recommending changes to the state's Medicaid program, including the private option, won't be released to the public until Wednesday, a state legislator said.
posted: 10/01/2015 3:26 a.m.
The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace board voted Wednesday to increase the marketplace director's annual salary by $5,000 to $170,000.
posted: 09/30/2015 1:35 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is now displaying ratings and comments about its physicians online.
posted: 09/25/2015 5:29 a.m.
Subsidizing some employer-sponsored insurance with Medicaid funds would affect an estimated 7,700 low-income Arkansans and save the state's Medicaid program $29 million annually, Gov. Asa Hutchinson told an advisory group Thursday.
posted: 09/25/2015 3:22 a.m.
The government stored sensitive personal information on millions of health insurance customers in a computer system with basic security flaws, according to an official audit that uncovered slipshod practices.