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Princeton University researchers find disparity in hospital admission rates for publicly insured children

Princeton University researchers find disparity in hospital admission rates for publicly insured children

Hospitals are less likely to admit children covered by public insurance such as Medicaid than privately insured children with similar symptoms, especially when hospitals beds are scarce. [More]
Add dental check-up to back-to-school checklist, says dentist

Add dental check-up to back-to-school checklist, says dentist

As parents and kids gear up for a new school year, a trip to the dentist should be on everyone's back-to-school checklist, according to dentists from Kool Smiles, a children's dental provider expanding access to quality, affordable dental care in underserved communities nationwide. [More]
Affordable Care Act falls well short in improving health outcomes, reveals new ADA analysis

Affordable Care Act falls well short in improving health outcomes, reveals new ADA analysis

When it comes to access to routine dental care – a major determinant of oral health – the Affordable Care Act falls well short in its goals of lowering costs, increasing access and improving health outcomes, according to new analysis by the American Dental Association. [More]
Viewpoints: Time to confirm Tavenner; 'Self-defeating' GOP plan for prevention fund; Parents need insurance too

Viewpoints: Time to confirm Tavenner; 'Self-defeating' GOP plan for prevention fund; Parents need insurance too

The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a long-overdue vote on Tuesday on President Obama's nominee to lead the embattled agency responsible for overseeing Medicare, Medicaid and the implementation of health care reforms. [More]
Roundup: Feds cut N.Y. Medicaid payments $1.2B; 93,000 fewer kids enroll in CHIP in Pa.; W. Va. lawmakers promise miners benefits

Roundup: Feds cut N.Y. Medicaid payments $1.2B; 93,000 fewer kids enroll in CHIP in Pa.; W. Va. lawmakers promise miners benefits

Federal authorities have dramatically lowered the amount that New York state can claim from the federal government for certain medical services, costing the state an estimated $1.2 billion. [More]
Study finds increased use of antipsychotic medication among Medicaid-insured children

Study finds increased use of antipsychotic medication among Medicaid-insured children

A new study from the University of Maryland found that use of antipsychotic drugs from 1997 to 2006 increased 7- to 12-fold in a Medicaid population of about 500,000 children ages two to 17. [More]
EHS reports addition of 78,000 new members to Central Valley operations

EHS reports addition of 78,000 new members to Central Valley operations

EHS Medical Group reported today the addition of 78,000 new members to their Central Valley operations. The growth makes Central Valley the company's single largest region by membership outside of Los Angeles County. [More]
Roundup: SCOTUS won't hear Okla. 'personhood' case; Vt. pushes state employees to use CHIP for kids coverage; N.J. hospitals want bundled payments

Roundup: SCOTUS won't hear Okla. 'personhood' case; Vt. pushes state employees to use CHIP for kids coverage; N.J. hospitals want bundled payments

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case involving the anti-abortion-rights movement's push to define "personhood" in the law. By rejecting the appeal, the justices left in place a lower court's decision that found a personhood measure in Oklahoma would violate the Constitution. Only four of the nine justices have to agree for the court to take a case, so Monday's rejection could be a sign that the court's four conservative justices aren't interested in wading into personhood, a concept that has divided opponents of abortion rights. [More]
Kindred Healthcare first quarter consolidated revenues increase 33% to $1.6 billion

Kindred Healthcare first quarter consolidated revenues increase 33% to $1.6 billion

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. today announced its operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. The Company's consolidated financial statements include the operating results of RehabCare Group, Inc. since the closing of the acquisition on June 1, 2011. [More]
Health care issues leaving mark on presidential race

Health care issues leaving mark on presidential race

President Obama is busy touting his health law, while Mitt Romney argues that an individual mandate in Massachusetts is a "conservative" idea. In the meantime, the Associated Press examines Newt Gingrich's past support of the Children's Health Insurance Program. [More]
Kindred subsidiary to acquire Professional HealthCare

Kindred subsidiary to acquire Professional HealthCare

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. today announced that its subsidiary has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the equity of Professional HealthCare, LLC, a portfolio company of Mainsail Partners, for a purchase price of $51 million in cash. [More]
Kool Smiles inaugurates new Elkhart office to offer dental services

Kool Smiles inaugurates new Elkhart office to offer dental services

Kool Smiles, a leading dental health provider for children and adults, has opened a new office in Elkhart. Kool Smiles of Elkhart, which began seeing patients on July 11, puts quality dental care within reach of even more previously underserved area residents. [More]
ECCHC, Kool Smiles open new dental office in East Chicago

ECCHC, Kool Smiles open new dental office in East Chicago

East Chicago residents will soon have something new to smile about. Kool Smiles, a leading dental health provider dedicated to expanding access to quality dental care for children and families in underserved communities, is opening a new office in East Chicago in partnership with the East Chicago Community Health Center. [More]
Kindred acquires RehabCare

Kindred acquires RehabCare

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of RehabCare Group, Inc. [More]

Kool Smiles inaugurates new Takoma Park dental office

Kool Smiles, a leading dental health provider for children and adults, now has opened its doors to additional families in Maryland with a new office location in Takoma Park. Kool Smiles of Takoma Park officially opened on May 2 as the organization continues to expand access to quality dental care for families in underserved communities across the nation. [More]
Kindred Healthcare plans $550 million senior notes offering

Kindred Healthcare plans $550 million senior notes offering

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. today announced that it is planning to issue an aggregate principal amount of up to $550 million of senior notes due 2019 to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and to certain non-United States persons in offshore transactions in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. [More]

Kool Smiles inaugurates new San Angelo dental office

Kool Smiles, a leading dental health provider for children and adults, now has opened its doors to additional families in Texas with a new office location in San Angelo. Kool Smiles of San Angelo officially opened on February 7 as the organization continues to expand access to quality dental care for families in underserved communities across the nation. [More]
Kindred Healthcare responds to CMS' proposed Medicare rule

Kindred Healthcare responds to CMS' proposed Medicare rule

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. today issued a response to the proposed rule issued late yesterday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities for fiscal year 2012. [More]

Study: One in four kids underinsured before recession

Even prior to the onset of the economic recession in 2008, nearly one in four American parents with health insurance reported that their coverage was so inadequate they were unable to access the medical care their children needed. [More]
Kindred subsidiaries to acquire 5 long-term acute care hospitals from Vista Healthcare

Kindred subsidiaries to acquire 5 long-term acute care hospitals from Vista Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. today announced that its subsidiaries have signed a definitive agreement to acquire five long-term acute care ("LTAC") hospitals from Vista Healthcare, LLC for a purchase price of $180 million in cash. [More]
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