mental health http://wfpl.org en Gov. Steve Beshear Vetoes Medicaid Prompt Pay Bill, Promises Changes to System http://wfpl.org/post/gov-steve-beshear-vetoes-medicaid-prompt-pay-bill-promises-changes-system <p></p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear has vetoed a bill sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo that would require <a href="/term/prompt-pay">prompt payment in the Medicaid managed care system.&nbsp;</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The governor was expected to veto the bill, claiming it would cost the state too much money.</span></p><p>But in turn, Beshear says he will implement the spirit of the bill, including allowing the Department of Insurance to investigate late payment claims. Beshear also promised the administrative side of the managed care system would work better.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:30:53 +0000 Kenny Colston 4855 at http://wfpl.org Gov. Steve Beshear Vetoes Medicaid Prompt Pay Bill, Promises Changes to System Gov. Steve Beshear: Open Debate on Gun Control, Mental Health is Needed http://wfpl.org/post/gov-steve-beshear-open-debate-gun-control-mental-health-needed <p>In the wake of last week's shooting death of 26 people at a<a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/developing-shooting-elementary-school-newtown-conn"> Newtown, Conn., elementary school, </a>Kentucky Gov. Steve&nbsp;Beshear&nbsp;is joining a chorus of public officials who say a national debate on gun control and mental health is needed.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:03:38 +0000 Kenny Colston 3073 at http://wfpl.org Gov. Steve Beshear: Open Debate on Gun Control, Mental Health is Needed Pioneer in Schizophrenia Research Wins Grawemeyer for Psychology http://wfpl.org/post/pioneer-schizophrenia-research-wins-grawemeyer-psychology <p>Irving Gottesman is the winner of the 2013 <a href="http://grawemeyer.org/" target="_blank">Grawemeyer Award</a> for Psychology. Over the past several decades, Gottesman’s work on the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to schizophrenia and other mental disorders has changed the way scientists classify the condition.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 03:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 2667 at http://wfpl.org Pioneer in Schizophrenia Research Wins Grawemeyer for Psychology Kentucky's Mental, Behavioral Health Centers Prepare for Influx of Newly-Insured Patients http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-mental-behavioral-health-centers-prepare-influx-newly-insured-patients <p>As Kentucky officials continue to implement the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, doctors are preparing for a rush of new patients in every sector of the health care industry.</p><p>Seven Counties Services CEO Tony Zipple says at least 25 percent of uninsured Americans have behavioral issues that need attention. And once the Affordable Care Act takes effect, he's expecting to see a flood of newly-insured patients seeking treatments.</p><p>More patients means a higher demand for doctors. And Zipple says the state needs to act to recruit enough professionals before the flood begins.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:16:32 +0000 Kenny Colston 1780 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky's Mental, Behavioral Health Centers Prepare for Influx of Newly-Insured Patients