Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield donates $20,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana Sunday, May 1 2016 

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield donated $20,000 to the Kentuckiana Big Brothers Big Sisters, an act of continued support of the organization. BBBS pairs interested children with adult volunteer mentors, sponsors activities and fosters these one-on-one relationships with “Littles” and “Bigs.” Littles range in age from 7 to 16. The organization also works to support the […]

Aetna CEO says Humana acquisition remains on track to close this year Thursday, Apr 28 2016 

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Aetna said Thursday that it has obtained about two-thirds of the needed state approvals for its proposed $34 billion acquisition of Humana and remains on track to close the deal in the second half of the year. Aetna, based in Hartford, Conn., also said it spent nearly $43 million, before taxes, in the first quarter on transaction […]

Humana CEO: Customer growth reflects company’s performance Friday, Apr 22 2016 

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Humana has seen the number of Medicare customers increase by an average of 15 percent in each of the last three years, the most telling stat of the company’s most recent growth, CEO Bruce Broussard said. The Louisville-based insurer had 3.2 million Medicare Advantage customers last year, up 39 percent from 2012. Humana gained customers […]

Orthopedic surgeon thrives on independence, customer service Thursday, Apr 21 2016 

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Louisville resident Emily Freeman recently underwent knee surgery again. For the 16th time. And for nearly 20 years, she’s trusted the care of her knee, which she injured in a car accident, to only one orthopedic surgeon: Dr. Stacie Grossfeld. That kind of customer loyalty plays a critical role in the success of Grossfeld’s business, […]

Ron Leach: Green Beret motto consistent with Democratic Values Tuesday, Apr 19 2016 

By BERRY CRAIG I doubt Democratic senatorial hopeful Ron Leach will get much of a trade in for his 2015 Ford Focus. The ex-Green Beret medic-turned-physician’s-assistant-on-civvy-street has logged more than 12,000 campaign miles in his little compact car since he … Continue reading →

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Seven Counties Services announces new affiliation with large nonprofit behavioral health care provider Centerstone, along with name change Thursday, Apr 14 2016 

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The Louisville area’s largest behavioral health care provider Seven Counties Services announced Thursday it is entering into an affiliation with Centerstone, one of the country’s largest nonprofit providers of such services to 123,000 people in Florida, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee. In an interview with Insider Louisville, Seven Counties CEO Tony Zipple said their organization will […]

Court orders PharMerica to pay $48.5 million in unpaid bills Tuesday, Apr 5 2016 

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A local court has ruled against Louisville-based PharMerica Corp. in a $48.5 million dispute with a drug supplier over unpaid bills. PharMerica, a pharmacy services provider, said in a press release that it had refused to pay the invoices from AmeriSourceBergen Drug Corp. (ABDC) because it alleges that it’s owed more than that by ABDC. […]

WLKY: Kentucky’s former personnel secretary accused of taking kickbacks Friday, Mar 25 2016 

-TIM-LONGMEYER-0105-jpgBy Adrianne Kelly | WLKY Former secretary of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Timothy Longmeyer is accused of bribery. According to a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court, Longmeyer accepted more than $200,000 in kickbacks during his tenure. An affidavit alleges Longmeyer accepted kickbacks from a private consulting company in exchange for his help in securing a […]

Former Apple CEO: Health care industry needs more innovation Thursday, Mar 17 2016 

health costHealth care companies must focus more on innovation and technology if they want to gain control of the unsustainable cost structure in the $2.5 trillion industry, according to former Apple CEO John Sculley. Sculley, also a former Pepsi Cola president, told IL that he got involved in the health care industry about a decade ago […]

Norton hospital expansion, new medical office projects move forward Monday, Mar 7 2016 

A view of the planned renovation and expansion at Norton Audubon Hospital | Rendering by architectural firm Laughlin Millea HillmanThe Board of Zoning Adjustment gave two Norton Healthcare projects thumbs up Monday, paving the way for the renovation of Norton Audubon Hospital and the addition of medical offices near Norton Women’s and Kosair Children’s Hospital. No one spoke against either project at the meeting. The first project includes the construction of a three-story, 83,880-square-foot […]

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