Healthcare and Insurance

Q&A With Matt All

Posted October 3, 2023 Q: What do you consider your organization’s most significant achievement or highlight over the past year? A: Continuing to transform our 80-year-old company while still excelling in the day-to-day work. We’re proud of who we’ve been… more

CVS Stocks Fall After KC Walkouts; Pharmacists Plan Second Walkout

Posted September 28, 2023 CVS shares dropped by 2.2 percent following the drugstore chain’s pharmacists' threatening to walk out for a second week due to poor working conditions at Kansas City area locations. The walkouts first took place last week… more

Children’s Mercy Hospital Awaiting RSV Vaccines Following Rise In Cases

Posted September 27, 2023 Children’s Mercy Hospital doctors have been treating patients for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases and the back-to-school season could be the cause. The hospital confirmed cases of the virus last week. Children’s Mercy is currently working… more

Thousands Of MO, KS Kids Are Losing Health Coverage Due To State Paperwork Errors

Posted September 27, 2023 More than 12,000 children were removed from Missouri’s Medicaid program in August due in large part to the state’s reassessing of residents' eligibility for Medicaid following the pandemic pause. Data from the Missouri Department of Social… more

KU Health System Recognized For Most Empathic Health Systems in U.S.

Posted September 27, 2023 The University of Kansas Health System is among the most empathic health systems in the U.S., according to a survey by marketing agency Monigle. The University of Kansas Health System ranked No. 10 in the survey.… more

New COVID-19 Vaccine Arives to Kansas City Metro

Posted September 20, 2023 The latest COVID-19 vaccine is beginning to roll out in the Kansas City metro designed to combat the strain omicron variant XBB. The vaccine booster was approved by the FDA last week and residents ages 6… more

Q&A With Tammy Peterman

Posted September 20, 2023 Q: What do you consider your organization’s most significant achievement or highlight over the past year? A: The intentional, thoughtful, and inclusive process for integrating Olathe Health into The University of Kansas Health System. Hundreds of… more

Forecast Estimates Show COVID Infections Rise Near March 2020 Levels

Posted September 20, 2023 COVID-19 cases are slowly creeping toward levels seen in 2020, according to wastewater surveillance and modeling by forecasters. In an update posted earlier this month, Jay Weiland, a COVID modeler, estimated that 650,000 Americans are becoming… more

Kansas, Missouri Falls Short In Provider Claims Payment, Report Shows

Posted September 13, 2023 A report published by Crowe, a public consulting firm, found that providers in both Kansas and Missouri struggled in collecting claims from payers leaving the states categorized among the lowest in the nation. The report, published… more

Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute Finds Co-Directors

Posted September 13, 2023 Saint Luke’s Health System onboards Dr. Carlos Bagley and Dr. Sara Hocker to serve as co-directors of the Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, the health care system announced. Bagley recently served as a professor of… more