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Bryant restates his opposition to health care reform

JACKSON — If there’s one thing Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant makes perfectly clear, it’s this: He doesn’t like the federal health overhaul. Whether you call the law by its official name, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or by what Republican Bryant calls it, “Obamacare,” the governor says it’s too invasive and expensive. During an interview with The Associated ...

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Fitch rates Forrest Health 'A'; outlook is negative

HATTIESBURG — Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘A’ rating on Forrest Health, Miss.’s (FH) outstanding debt, listed at the end of this release. The Rating Outlook remains “negative.” SECURITY Debt payments are secured by a pledge of the gross revenues of the obligated group. KEY RATING DRIVERS WEAK OPERATING PERFORMANCE: The maintenance of the Negative Outlook is due to ongoing ...

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Chaney, Hood warn of insurance marketplace-related scams

JACKSON — Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney and Attorney General Jim Hood are warning Mississippians to be aware of the con artists that may emerge as federal and state agencies prepare for the Federal Facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace (FFM) rollout under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “We see scammers try to take advantage of such transitions, in this case hoping to ...

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Federal government gives conditional approval for SHOP

JACKSON — Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney received conditional federal approval yesterday to run an online marketplace where businesses with 50 or fewer employees can buy health insurance, starting in January. Chaney was doing a telephone interview with The Associated Press when he received the notice from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. He said the notice is good ...

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New outpatient mental health treatment center cuts ribbon

CORINTH — HealthQuest, PC recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by The Alliance and Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin. HealthQuest is a private outpatient center and an intensive outpatient treatment facility dedicated to providing quality comprehensive psychiatric and counseling services to adolescents and adults of all ages. Based in Cordova, Tenn., for the past 15 years, the company decided to ...

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Health Department issues CON to Methodist

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has issued a certificate of need (CON) for a project at a Jackson hospital. Mississippi Methodist Hospital and Rehabilitation Center Inc., d/b/a Methodist Outpatient Rehabilitation, received CON authority for the construction of a consolidated outpatient therapy facility. The proposed project consists of a 12,300-square-foot building at the 47th block of Jackson ...

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State's West Nile virus cases hit 39 this season

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health says four newly confirmed cases of West Nile virus bring the state total to 39 this year. The new cases, reported today, include one each in Forrest, Harrison, Hinds, and Madison counties. Hinds County has had the most reported cases this year at 11, followed by five in Forrest and four ...

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Burn center moving from Crossgates to CMMC

BRANDON and JACKSON — Two years after a multimillion-dollar expansion, the burn center at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital is relocating to Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The state Department of Health has issued a certificate of need to Health Management Associates approving the move from the Brandon hospital. According to a Health Department news release received by the Clarion-Ledger, ...

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Baptist receives CON for new hospital construction

OXFORD — Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has been given state approval to build a new infusion services department building. The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a certificate of need for the project yesterday. Mississippi requires a CON in a process designed to avoid duplication of health care services and control costs. The total capital expenditure for the project is ...

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Hospital to look for buyer with 'stalking horse' bid

NATCHEZ — Natchez Regional Medical Center will seek a “stalking horse” bid in which a potential buyer makes an initial offer to set the floor for an auction. Hospital officials tell The Natchez Democrat that three health care providers have agreed to participate. “We are hopeful that within a matter of weeks we will have identified a stalking horse,” said ...

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