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29 Oct
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Mainline Health Systems, Inc.

Mainline Health Systems, Inc.

Allan Nichols, Chief Executive Officer 

Mainline Health Systems, a non-profit organization, has provided affordable medical and dental care for the residents of Southeast Arkansas since 1978. From our first office in Portland all those years ago, Mainline Health Systems has grown to 16 locations serving Arkansas residents in Ashley, Chicot, Drew, and Lincoln counties.

Every year, our healthcare professionals treat thousands of patients who either have no insurance or not enough insurance to cover essential health services. We will never deny care to those in need. Our mission is to provide compassionate, quality care for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Our financial assistance programs ensure that everyone in our communities who require medical or dental care can receive it.

Mainline Health Systems has six convenient locations to serve the public in Dermott, Portland, Eudora, Monticello, Wilmot, and Star City, Arkansas. We also have clinics located in five public school districts in Hamburg, Dermott, Lakeside, and Drew Central and Star City.

 

www.mainlinehealth.net

Dermott Location

Address:
300 South School Street

Dermott, AR 71638

Medical Appointments: (870) 538-3355
Dental Appointments: (870) 538-9720

Eudora Location

Address:
579 East Beouff Street

Eudora, AR 71640

Medical Appointments: (870) 355-2512

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 7 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm

Monticello Location

Address:
535 Jordan Drive

Monticello, AR 71655

Medical Appointments: (870) 367-MAIN (6246)

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 5:30 pm

Friday: 8 am - 12 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 12 pm

Portland Location

Address:
233 North Main Street

Portland, AR 71663

Medical Appointments: (870) 737-2221

Hours of Operation: 
Monday - Thursday: 7 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 12 pm

Star City Location

Address:
110 North Drew Street

Star City, AR 71667

Medical Appointments: (870) 628-5110

Hours of Operation: 
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 12 pm

Wilmott Location

Address:
203 McComb Street
Wilmot, AR 71676

Medical Appointments: (870) 473-2274

Medical Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 12 pm

Dental Appointments: (870) 473-2311

Dental Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm

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29 Oct
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JCCSI

JEFFERSON COMPREHENSIVE CARE SYSTEMS, INC.

Sandra Brown, Chief Executive Officer

 

Jefferson Comprehensive Care System, Inc. (JCCSI) was incorporated in 1972 as nonprofit corporation dedicated to the provision of comprehensive health care services. In 1973, the corporation established its first clinic in Pine Bluff, AR. Throughout its existence, JCCSI has increased access to health services in both rural and urban areas by developing additional clinics in Altheimer, College Station, Little Rock, Redfield and Rison, AR.

 

JCCSI is a FTCA Deemed, organization that is governed by a volunteer board of directors. At least 51% of the board must be consumers of our services. The board members reside in the communities we serve.

 

www.jccsi.org

Pine Bluff Medical & Dental

1100 Tennessee St.
Phone:
 870-543-2380

Hours of Operation:
M-T-W-T: 8 – 7 p.m.
Fri: 8 – 5 p.m.
Sat: 8 – 12 noon

Altheimer

309 S. Edine
Phone:
 870-766-8411

Hours of Operation:
M-T-W-F: 8 – 5 p.m.
Thurs: 8 – 7 p.m.

Redfield

823 River Road
Phone:
 501-397-2261

Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri: 8 – 5 p.m.

Rison

505 Sycamore
Phone:
 870-325-6255

Hours of Operation:
M-T-W-F: 8 – 5 p.m.
Thurs: 8 – 7 p.m.

Open Hands (Healthcare for the Homeless)

1225 Martin Luther King Drive
Phone:
 501-244-2121

Hours of Operation:
M: 8 – 7 p.m.
T-W-T-F: 8 – 5 p.m.

College Station

4206 Frazier Pike
Phone:
 501-490-2440

Hours of Operation:
M-T-W-T-F: 8 – 5 p.m.
Thurs: 8 – 12 noon

North Little Rock

2525 North Willow Street, Suite 1
Phone:
 501-812-0225

Hours of Operation:
M-F 8 – 5 p.m.

Little Rock

1100 N. University, Suite 125
Phone:
 501-663-0055

Hours of Operation:
M-T-W-T-F: 8 – 5 p.m.

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29 Oct
0

Healthy Connections

HEALTHY CONNECTIONS, INC.

Tony Calandro, Chief Executive Officer

In 2007, Healthy Connections, Inc. (HCI) received a new grant to open another community health center in Mt. Ida-the Montgomery County Community Clinic. M.C.C.C. opened in December of 2007 and is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing primary and preventative medical services. The Clinic also provides diabetic services, BH, and dental services. In 2012, Healthy Connections partnered with Ouachita River school district to open the Ouachita River Health Center-Acorn Campus, which is a school based health clinic. In May of 2014, we reopened our Mena Street location with Dr. Fox as our provider. In September 2015, HCI was privileged to open another clinic facility located in Hot Springs through a NAP grant. We opened our second school-based health clinic, located on the Malvern High School Campus, in a partnership with the Malvern School District in April 2016.

HCI clinical locations are Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA) deemed facilities. Since its enactment in 1946, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) has been the legal mechanism for compensating people who have suffered personal injury by the negligent or wrongful action of employees of the U.S. Government. Under Section 224 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act of 1992 and 1995, employees of eligible health centers, such as Healthy Connections, Inc., may be deemed to be federal employees qualified for protection under the FTCA. With HCI’s deemed status, the center is not liable for any settlements or judgments that are made under the FTCA. The Federal government assumes responsibility for these costs. Deemed health center program grantees are immune from medical malpractice lawsuits resulting from the performance of medical, surgical, dental, or related functions within the approved scope of project. Deemed health centers such as HCI must go through a vigorous application process annually to remain in this status. This process ensures the center is credentialing quality providers while maintaining high quality measures allowing for affordable superior care for its patients.

www.healthy-connections.org/

 

Healthy Connections has 9 locations, see more below!

MENA LOCATION

 

136 Health Park Drive
P.O. Box 1848
Mena, Arkansas 71953
Phone: 479-437-3449
Fax: 479-243-0285
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Medical Care; General Dentistry; Behavioral Health
Providers: Lonnie Sessler, MD; Sherilyn Webb, MD; Vito Calandro, MD; Terri Barrada, APRN; Joan Manzella, APRN; Julie Oglesby, LAC LAMFT.

MENA ST. LOCATION

 

1201 Mena Street
Mena, Arkansas 71953
Phone: 479-437-3300
Fax: 479-437-3470
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Medical Care
Providers: Patrick Fox, MD; Eric Webb, PA; Carolin Hockersmith, APRN; Kristen Mack, APRN;

HOT SPRINGS LOCATION

 

102 Chippewa Court
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
Phone: 501-620-4600
Fax: 501-620-4610
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Medical Care; General Dentistry; Behavioral Health; Outreach Services
Providers: Sarah Sullivan, MD; Mindy Gallegos, DNP APRN; Laura Pumphrey, APRN; Lauren David, DDS

HEALTHY CONNECTIONS, INC. OUACHITA RIVER HEALTH CENTER

 

139 School Lane
Mena, Arkansas 71953
Phone: 479-394-2932
Fax: 479-394-2935
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Medical Care; Behavioral Health
Providers: Tracy Kennedy; LAC

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY CLINIC

 

534 Luzerne Street
Mount Ida, Arkansas 71957
Phone: 870-867-4244
Fax: 870-867-4254
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Health Care; Behavioral Health
Providers: Jimmy Barrow, DO; Amy Stvartak, APRN;  Schasta Hibbs, APRN; Stephanie Matthews, LCSW;

HOT SPRINGS

 

3604 Central Ave
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913
Pediatrics Phone: 501-463-4233
Other Specialties Phone: 501-463-4074
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Medical Care; Pediatrics; Cardiology; Joint Injections; Behavioral Health
Providers: Jeremy Porter, MDAnne Murphy, DOFred Heinemann, MD; Chris Gillenwater, APRN; Melanie Newman, APRN; Trisha Willis, LCSW

ARKADELPHIA

 

3034 A Pine Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Phone: 870-230-1280
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Health Care
Providers: Veronica Cannon, APRN; Tisha Jenkins, LCSW

MALVERN SCHOOL DISTRICT WELLNESS CENTER

 

1517 South Main Street
Malvern, Arkansas 72104
Phone: 501-332-7525
Fax: 501-229-1525
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 AM – 6 PM
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Health Care; Pediatrics; Behavioral Health
Providers: Larry Brashears, MD: Rachel Scrimshire, APRN; Tisha Jenkins, LCSW

DEQUEEN

 

1357 W. Collin Raye Drive
DeQueen, AR 71832
Phone: 870-642-4364
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM – 5 PM (closed for lunch from 12 – 1 PM)
Specialties: Primary and Preventative Health Care; Pediatrics
Providers: Terri Devlin, MD

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30 Aug
0

U.S. asks for new judge in Arkansas Medicaid work-rule suit

The lawsuit over a work requirement for Arkansas’ Medicaid program shouldn’t be decided by the same judge who stopped a similar requirement from taking effect in Kentucky, attorneys for President Donald Trump’s administration contend.

In a filing on Tuesday, the attorneys asked U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, who decided the Kentucky case, to reject his assignment as the judge over the Arkansas case. They want the case randomly assigned to a judge per usual procedure.

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14 Aug
0

Primary care docs easier to find in ACA plans than Medicaid, study finds

Dive Brief:

  • Primary care physicians accept Affordable Care Act exchange plans more often than Medicaid, but not as much as employer-sponsored health insurance, according to a Health Affairs study.
  • The analysis found that PCP in-network participation was 91% in the ACA marketplace. That’s compared to 75% in Medicaid and 100% for employer-sponsored plans.
  • The researchers also discovered that one-third of in-network physicians don’t have appointments available for new Medicaid patients.

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14 Aug
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How providers are working to stem missed appointments

Patient no-shows are a costly, intractable headache for healthcare providers. Millions of patients cancel, skip or reschedule appointments with their clinicians every year, creating vacant schedules and expenses that can cost the industry by one estimate $150 billion annually.

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14 Aug
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Telling doctors about their patients’ opioid deaths curbed prescriptions

Dive Brief:

A study published in Science found that telling doctors in San Diego County of a patient’s overdose death led to that physician prescribing fewer opioids.

The county’s medical examiner sent a letter to physicians whose patients died within a year of an opioid prescription. The notification included information about safe prescribing.

The letter led to lower high-intensity prescribing, fewer opioid prescriptions and overall lower opioid intake, according to the repot. The study found “modest prescribing reductions,” suggesting clinicians used more caution rather than completely stopping opioid prescriptions.

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26 Jul
0

Social determinants tech field wide open for health industry

Few healthcare organizations are investing in social determinants of health technology, and while an uptick is expected, the market will remain relatively weak until providers find the best way to use the data, according to a new analysis from Patchwise Labs.

The report found that fewer than 4% of health systems and managed care organizations have invested in SDoH technology. The consultancy puts the market currently at $88 million to $92 million.

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26 Jul
0

Higher Medicaid rates improved behavioral health, study finds

Dive Brief:

  • Higher primary care Medicaid reimbursement rates improve behavioral health outcomes among enrollees, according to a new report by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • The report analyzed spillover effects of the largest federally-mandated increase in Medicaid primary care reimbursement rates (between 2013 and 2014 through the Affordable Care Act) on behavioral health outcomes such as mental illness, substance use disorders (SUDs) and tobacco use over the time period 2010 to 2016.
  • The improvement in outcomes came without beneficiaries seeking more behavioral health services outside of primary care, suggesting that primary care providers are efficient in improving behavioral health among the Medicaid population.

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26 Jul
0

CMS rule proposes site neutral payments, extends 340B cuts

Dive Brief:

  • CMS issued a proposed rule for the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) for 2019 that would institute site neutral payments and extend 340B payment cuts to previously exempt off-campus providers.
  • The proposal would also remove a number of reporting requirements for OPPS and ASCs. CMS also issued a request for information (RFI) soliciting suggestions on how it can improve price transparency.
  • The American Hospital Association and other industry groups pushed back swiftly on the plan for site neutral payments as well as further cuts to payments under the 340B program. The AHA accused CMS of showing “a lack of understanding about the reality in which hospitals and health systems operate daily to serve the needs of their communities.”

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