posted: 05/16/2013 12:54 a.m.
Arkansas plans to expand its “episodes of care” approach for health-care-cost containment to as many as 100 medical conditions in the next few years, according to Rhonda Hill, director of health-care finance for Arkansas Center for Health Improvement.
posted: 05/12/2013 4:37 a.m.
What Arkansas hospitals charge, even for the same medical procedure within the same city, can vary by tens of thousands of dollars, according to recently released 2011 federal data.
posted: 05/11/2013 5:33 a.m.
President Barack Obama made a public pitch for his healthcare law Friday, emphasizing its benefits for women and promoting the opportunity for people to sign up for subsidized health insurance in five months.
posted: 05/11/2013 5:05 a.m.
The state Legislative Audit Division questioned $1.3 million in health services in an audit of the state Medicaid program Friday because documentation was not filled out properly.
posted: 05/10/2013 12:10 p.m.
Data released by the federal government this week show the amounts hospitals charge Medicare for the same procedures widely vary state to state and even within cities. In Arkansas, procedures on the whole were less costly than the national average, but billings were inconsistent from hospital to hospital.
posted: 05/07/2013 1:14 p.m.
Free skin-cancer screenings will be available May 18 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in Little Rock, the school has said.