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Pharmacy group supports Medicaid decision

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On June 4, the Mississippi Division of Medicaid announced it was reversing proposed Medicaid reimbursements cuts for health care providers. Pharmacies would have been hit under the plan as their reimbursements would have been cut by 15 percent. The reversal follows on the heels of an intense lobbying effort by the Mississippi Independent Pharmacies Association (MIPA). MIPA ...

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Hospital gets gift from Forrest General

TYLERTOWN — Walthall County General Hospital (WCGH) in Tylertown is now home to faster, more advanced computed tomography (CT) scanning technology, thanks to a donation from Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Forrest General gave WCGH a 16-slice GE Pro Speed CT Scanner. This scanner offers improved scanning technology, updating WCGH’s equipment and giving staff the capability of performing four to ...

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Medicaid nixes plan to cut payments

JACKSON — The Mississippi Medicaid program is withdrawing a proposal to reduce payments to doctors, dentists and other healthcare providers for April, May and June. The federal government never approved the proposed reductions, and no providers lost money because of the proposal, Medicaid spokesman Francis Rullan told The Associated Press. Medicaid director Bob Robinson told providers March 31 that the ...

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Health Department awards CONs

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has issued certificates of need (CONs) for the following projects: • Greenbriar Nursing Center
 in D’Iberville — Greenbriar Nursing Center has received CON authority for the relocation of 46 long-term care beds from Azalea Gardens Nursing Center in Stone County to Greenbriar Nursing Center in Harrison County. The total capital ...

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Poison centers fielding calls concerning oil spill

GULF COAST — More than 100 people have called Gulf region poison centers since the Deepwater Horizon oil platform caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico April 20, either to receive information or to report side effects from the resulting oil spill. Dr. Mark Ryan, managing director of the Louisiana Poison Center, said he expects to see that number rise ...

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Couple convicted in Medicare fraud scheme

MOSS POINT — Federal prosecutors say Moss Point residents LaTanicia McMillan Rogers and Wayne Rogers have been convicted of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and theft of government funds. U.S. Attorney Donald R. Burkhalter said on Monday the two were involved in a health care fraud scheme in which they billed Medicare for more than $18 million for physical therapy ...

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Civil suit related to Tupelo hospice probe dropped

OXFORD — Attorneys for two sisters and Sanctuary Hospice House and its former clinical director have agreed to dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit. The documents were filed in federal court in Oxford on Tuesday. Casey Lott of Booneville, attorney for the plaintiffs, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that all parties had agreed not to divulge any details to ...

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DRMC receives national award

Avatar International, an industry leader in healthcare quality improvement services, recently recognized its award winning hospital partners in 2009. Delta Regional Medical Center has been awarded Avatar International’s Most Improved – Loyalty and Endorsement – Inpatient award. In making the announcement, David Medvedeff, PharmD, MBA, CEO of Avatar said, “I congratulate Delta Regional Medical Center for their commitment and dedication ...

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Psychiatric center changing hands, avoids foreclosure

CLEVELAND — Delta Community Mental Health Services will take over Cleveland’s Crisis Intervention Center from the state on July 1. The 16-bed Charles W. Capps Jr. Crisis Intervention Center provides short-term, acute psychiatric care to individuals committed through the courts. DCMHS Executive Director Richard Duggin tells The Bolivar Commercial that the center is currently operated by the Mississippi Department of ...

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Hawthorn executes deal with university

MADISON — Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals Inc. has struck a global licensing deal with the University of Pittsburgh covering a series of novel monoclonal antibodies for cancer. Under the terms of the agreement, Madison-based Hawthorn will receive an exclusive worldwide license to develop and commercialize the antibody portfolio. “We are excited to be working with the world=-class cancer scientists at University of ...

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