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ALAN TURNER — BCI: Keeping a sharp eye on the future of technology

Recently, I talked with Jonathan Hollingshead, President of BCI, a technology firm headquartered in Ridgeland. We talked about the accelerating pace of technology in Mississippi and in the U.S. in general, and he offered some interesting insights on what the coming years will bring. Jonathan became president of BCI in February 2018, having previously worked for the company from 2011-2013. ...

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Mississippi to build facility for medically fragile children

A new law says Mississippi can borrow money to build a long-term care facility for children with complex medical conditions. Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday signed House Bill 1160 , which authorizes the state to issue up to $12.5 million in bonds to finance the facility in east Jackson. Lawmakers said it will provide a home-like setting for a small ...

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MISSISSIPPI PROFILES — Ascentium Healthcare Resources committed to supporting rural healthcare providers in Mississippi

  I recently had a conversation with Brian Enis, COO of Ascentium Healthcare Resources, based in Magee. Officially founded in early 2018, Ascentium’s primary focus is in supporting the challenging billing and collections effort for rural hospitals, medical groups, and clinics. Given the challenges in American health care today, and most especially for rural health care, the work that Ascentium does ...

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Mississippi could see push-pull on Medicaid expansion

Just as the leader of Mississippi’s Medicaid program cracked open the door Monday to the idea of expanding health coverage to some of the state’s uninsured residents, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves seemed to slam it shut. Medicaid Director Drew Snyder told House Appropriations Committee members Monday that the agency continues to hear from hospitals about how many patients don’t have ...

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Bradley adds veteran healthcare lawyers to Dallas office

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced the addition of healthcare lawyers Wendi Campbell Rogaliner and Scott Schardt to the firm’s newly opened Dallas office. Both lawyers join Bradley from the Rogaliner Law Firm, a boutique health law firm Ms. Rogaliner founded 15 years ago. As part of Bradley’s Healthcare Practice Group, the pair joins a nationally recognized team of ...

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Generic drugs leaving you feeling gouged?

By TED CARTER Talk often turned to price-fixing whenever leaders of generic drug companies gathered a half dozen or so years ago, say Mississippi’s attorney general and attorneys general of 46 other states. The result:  Mississippians and residents of the other states paid artificially inflated prices for generic drugs and continue to do so, say the states in a lawsuit ...

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Pharmacists say they’re mostly left in dark on generic drug price hikes

By TED CARTER Longtime Mississippi pharmacists Kim Rodgers and Bill Mosby say sudden price run-ups in for certain generic drugs often leave them scratching their heads. “I’m sure there is a basis for it,” said Rodgers, only half serious, as he recalled the trip into orbit by the price of oral antibiotic Doxycycline Hyclate in 2011. The Journal of Investigative ...

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Mississippi has lowest life expectancy in America

Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your neighborhood can impact the length of your life. In recent years, the U.S. has seen overall life expectancy decrease, from 78.7 years in 2015 to 78.6 ...

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Mississippi has highest childhood vaccination rates in country

By BECKY GILLETTE A recent outbreak of chickpox at the Asheville Waldoff School in North Carolina sickened 36 children and put renewed attention on allowing parents to claim exemptions to keep their child from being vaccinated. Mississippi doesn’t have nearly as many exemptions to vaccinations required to attend public school. As a result of that and a robust effort to ...

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