5:30 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Code-a-Thon Organizations Hope to Spur Innovation in Healthcare

A new competition to spur innovation in the healthcare industry is happening soon in Kentucky.

The Bluegrass Code-a-thon offers a $10,000 prize to the person who comes up with the best healthcare innovation in a single day. Organizers say the innovation can be anything, like a new way to share patient information or a unique smart phone application.

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9:15 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Healthcare Group Creates Directory to Help Patients Find Support

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has released a new online directory of community groups that could provide support for patients and their families.

The foundation lists more than 140 organizations in the directory. Combined, they reach all of Kentucky's 120 counties. The groups aren't healthcare providers, but they can give guidance, referrals and emotional support.

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12:40 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Beshear Says Early Work Has Begun on Health Insurance Exchange

Kentucky Governor's Office

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says early work has begun on the state's health insurance exchange.

Under the Affordable Care Act, states must build online marketplaces where residents can compare insurance plans and prices. If states don't, the federal government will run the exchanges. Beshear has promised to sign an executive order implementing the exchange if the Supreme Court rules the ACA is constitutional, but he says the state is already preparing for that outcome.

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Local News
9:23 am
Thu May 3, 2012

State Responds to Medicaid Operator Ending Contract


This is an update to an earlier story.

The commissioner of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services says CoventryCares cannot end its contract this Friday with a major Eastern Kentucky healthcare provider.

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Local News
3:13 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

U.S. Attorneys Investigate Humana's Southern Florida Healthcare Providers


The U.S. Attorney's Office is investigating some of Humana’s southern Florida affiliates and providers for possible violations of Medicare regulations.

In Humana’s annual report, it says since January, U.S. attorneys have requested information from Humana and some southern Florida affiliates for alleged violations to the coding of medical claims and loans to physicians.

In the report, Humana says it currently has its own ongoing investigation in Florida and has willingly updated the U.S. Department of Justice and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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