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Medicaid Services study shows pharmacy carve-out from managed care would save Kentucky millions

The Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) has completed an analysis that shows moving outpatient pharmacy services from Medicaid managed care to the Medicaid fee-for-service program would save the state millions of dollars. The study examined figures from 2017 and 2018. The two-year study conducted by Myers and Stauffer shows a Medicaid pharmacy carve-out would generate $237.5 million in...

Kentucky Retail Federation names 2019 board of directors; Kevin Cranley selected KRF chairman

The Kentucky Retail Federation has named Alicia Dawson (McDowell Professional Pharmacy), Robert Allen Adcock (Walmart Stores), Michael Cox (Pieratt’s Furniture and Appliance) and Adam Hinton (Hinton Mills) to the Federation’s 2019 board of directors. Kevin Cranley, president of Willis Music Company, was named the chairman of the board. He has served on the board since 2016 and brings 40 years...

Ethics Reporter: First month of session sees one-month record of $1.9 million for lobbyists

Special to KyForward   In the first month of the 2014 General Assembly, lobbyists and their employers spent over $2.1 million on lobbying, including a one-month record of $1.9 million on compensating 598 lobbyists.   However, the total spending is less than was spent in the comparable month two years ago, when the total was inflated by a $182,000 expenditure by a single employer of lobbyists.   Of...