Electronic Death Reporting Mandatory January 1

Dec 17th, 2014

On January 1, 2015, Kentucky's Electronic Death Registration System will become mandatory, replacing paper death certificates. Find out how to register as a medical certifier and learn more about the system.   read more...

Ky State Auditor Holds Public Hearings to Discuss Challenges Facing Rural Hospitals

Jul 25th, 2014

The office of the Kentucky State Auditor, Adam Edelen, announced that a series of public hearings will be held to discuss the fiscal health of rural hospitals. The 10 hearings will be part of a study by the Auditor’s office that seeks to understand the challenges facing small, community hospitals that provide health care to 45 percent of Kentuckians and are key economic drivers in those communities. Read more...   read more...

More Physicians Now Hospital System Employees

Feb 14th, 2014

With ongoing changes to healthcare, particularly reimbursement, more and more physicians are leaving independent practices to be employees of hospital systems. Some physicians are finding more stability, but also lower pay and more onerous contracts. Read more...   read more...

CMS taking measures to reduce nonurgent use of EDs, KY Medicaid implements cost sharing for such visits

Jan 27th, 2014

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services aims to reduce unnecessary visits to emergency departments, and Kentucky Medicaid beneficiaries may be responsible to nonemergent visit to emergency departments. Read more...   read more...

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