Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out HOMEKPLC Gas Price TrackerHurricane CenterU.S. & World NewsNewsTop Video ClipsLegal CornerHometown HeroesSlideshowsConsider ThisWEATHERLatest river stages, forecastsHurricane CenterFirst Alert Allergen IndexMarine Forecast and Tide TimesFishing & Hunting ForecastNational Weather ServiceKPLC Personal ForecastProgramming a Midland Weather RadioBen's FacebookWade's FacebookTrafficSPORTSTouchdown LiveLSUMcNeese State SportsSaints and NFLHigh School SportsSports Person Of The WeekOutdoorsCrimeSkyCamsHEALTHTV ListingsContestsAbout UsRequest a copy of a news storyCW Memorial service hosted for longtime Texas legislator Delwin Jones 2018-07-25T20:23:04Z2018-07-28T22:57:03ZBy KCBD [email protected] Delwin Jones (Source: KCBD Video) LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Longtime Texas legislator Delwin Jones died Wednesday. He was 94.His memorial service will be held at Oakwood Methodist on 58th Street at 11 a.m. … [Read more...] about Memorial service hosted for longtime Texas legislator Delwin Jones
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AUGUSTA — Maine’s highest court will hear arguments Wednesday over the LePage administration’s refusal to begin offering Medicaid coverage to tens of thousands of additional adults. Meanwhile, lawmakers and a representative for Maine’s hospitals say they have yet to see a formal plan from Gov. Paul LePage’s office detailing his 3-week-old proposal he made last month to pay for Medicaid expansion by increasing taxes on hospitals. LePage wants Maine to follow the lead of eight other states that have used hospital taxes or provider fees to cover their share of Medicaid expansion costs with the expectation that hospitals will provide less uncompensated “charity care” if more people have health coverage.But it’s unclear how hard Maine’s Republican governor – a staunch opponent of Medicaid expansion who recently vetoed an initial funding bill – plans to push for the hospital tax, after getting a chilly initial reception from … [Read more...] about Lawmakers await details on LePage’s plan for hospital tax to fund Medicaid expansion
One step inside the South Philadelphia home of Jerry Silverman, and you know instantly that this is way out of the ordinary. It’s instant visual overload. There’s so much to take in, so much to learn about, and just so much fun about the place. Silverman is a serious collector of ephemera — yet one with a wry sense of humor. He’s been at his passion for as long as he can remember and has much to show for it. Going back to when Silverman was about 8 — 60 years ago — he saw possibilities in what others might dismiss as “stuff.” And he dragged it home to patient parents who recognized (and, yes, even encouraged) his curious streak. Take that, you adults who insist that the kids “clean the junk in their rooms.” By the time he was 14, Silverman had earned a U.S. patent for a magnetic train he had created. “I was lucky,” he says, as he looks around his home with a smile. “My whims and finds were … [Read more...] about In South Philly, a depository for a lifetime of collecting
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released proposed regulations Tuesday, which would require hospitals to post their prices for patients online.They could also be required to give patients better access to medical records and to stop billing for unknown services from out-of-network providers."This can support a patient's ability to share their information with another member of their care team or with a new doctor, which can reduce duplication and provide continuity of care", CMS saidin its announcement Tuesday, noting that it is requesting stakeholder feedback on the possibility of incorporating interoperability requirements into the Conditions of Participation. Officials hope the changes will influence others in the health care system. However, the Colorado law does not require hospitals to do this."We seek to ensure the healthcare system puts patients first", Verma noted."I also believe the new rule's encouragement of using the CCDA's shorter version referral note will … [Read more...] about CMS Calls for Hospital Price Transparency Mandates in Proposed Rule
By Lori Basheda | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: March 5, 2018 at 2:47 pm | UPDATED: March 5, 2018 at 2:50 pm Shahin Vosough jokes that if you called his parents right now and told them you were on your way to their Irvine home, there would be pastries and fresh fruit on the table by the time you arrived. And their first question would be: “What can I make you to eat?” “My parents are the people who taught me about hospitality,” he says. “It’s hereditary. It is in my blood.” Starting when he was a boy growing up in Tehran, he loved to help his parents, then headmaster and headmistress at a private school, entertain. So he can’t believe his luck that now he gets to play host for a living. And what’s more, his “guests” are many of Orange County’s movers and shakers. Vosough is the general manager of Center Club Orange County, the prestigious private social club founded by Henry T. Segerstrom and located in the … [Read more...] about Center Club’s Shahin Vosough was born for hospitality.