Nevada’s Employment Landscape: Drawing on New Opportunities

At its peak, in October 2010, the state’s unemployment rate hit 13.8 percent, and activity in numerous sectors dropped drastically.

It’s been a while now since the start of the nation’s recession that so harshly impacted Nevada. At its peak, in October 2010, the state’s unemployment rate hit 13.8 percent, and activity in numerous sectors dropped drastically. About two years ago, Governor Sandoval called for the creation of 50,000 Nevada jobs by the end of… [More...]

Preparing for the Affordable Care Act

In preparing for the Affordable Care Act, businesses should start their compliance efforts by taking the following steps.

No issue in last five years has been as polarizing as health care reform. Baring a repeal of the law, however, ACA will forever change the way Americans obtain health insurance coverage, access health care services and view the health care system. For businesses, understanding and complying with ACA will soon become a reality of… [More...]

The Coming Tsunami: Healthcare Reform in Nevada

As healthcare reform moves forward, business leaders across Nevada are adopting a wait-and-see attitude. There is little else they can do.

Amidst dire predictions of monstrous cost increases, and in the wake of President Barack Obama’s recent unilateral (some insist unconstitutional) decision to delay enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate until after the 2014 elections, business leaders across Nevada are adopting a wait-and-see attitude. There is little else they can do. Across the… [More...]

Healthcare in Nevada: Prognosis Encouraging

Nevada healthcare is under an unprecedented combination of pressures but is also holding its own.

Nevada’s 2013 healthcare checkup reveals an industry under an unprecedented combination of pressures – little surprise there – but also one that is holding its own, moving quickly to adapt, gearing up to provide the best patient care possible, and looking confidently to the future. “Nevada’s healthcare industry is in a state of flux as… [More...]

Getting It Done: The 2013 Legislative Session

Getting It Done: The 2013 Legislative Session

The 77th regular legislative session starts in Carson City on February 4, 2013. What major issues will be coming down the pipeline in 2013? How will issues discussed and laws passed in the upcoming session affect Nevada in the future? What part will a freshman Legislature play and what challenges will lawmakers face? The Budget… [More...]

Medical Community United on Medicaid Expansion

Nov-13

WHAT: Following a lunch and panel discussion on disaster preparedness, members of the Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition, representing hospitals, physicians and health care organizations throughout Nevada, will urge Governor Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature to adopt Medicaid expansion and accept federal funds to provide health care for thousands of Nevadans. With the constitutional issues… [More...]

Healthcare Check-Up: Meeting the New Challenges

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There’s no shortage of uncertainty swirling around Nevada’s healthcare industry: from the challenges of the local and national economies to insurance regulations and the implications – even the contours and very existence — of Obamacare. The outlook, however, is decidedly optimistic. And with good reason. “One of the advantages of healthcare is that it’s been… [More...]

The Business and Practices of Medicine Post the Affordable Care Act: What Challenges Lie Ahead for Nevada

Patricia Daehnke

By: Patricia Egan Daehnke & Kristin Marker The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), enacted by Congress in 2010, has been the subject of heated political debate since it was passed. Determined to be constitutional in 2012 by the U.S. Supreme Court, states are now faced with the challenge of incorporating the federal health… [More...]

Power Poll 2012

For the past several years, Nevadans have seen a multitude of changes in the state’s economic landscape.  Unfortunately, many of those changes have been negative.  Despite that, in this year’s tenth annual Power Poll, many executives maintain an optimism that was illustrated in last year’s poll and show hopes for the future of the Silver… [More...]

“Baseless” Case Merits Five and a Half Hours Before U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to review the case brought by 26 states challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  Some legal commentators believe that this is the most significant case to come before the Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade.  Underscoring the importance of the constit Tutional questions posed… [More...]

A New Approach to Healthcare

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is designed to ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable healthcare; and, hopes to create the transformation within the healthcare system necessary to contain costs. One key part of the act outlines a change in the payment structure between insurance companies and physician groups. … [More...]

ObamaCare will Squeeze Education, Other Needs: Nevada Medicaid commitments on track to crowd out alternative priorities

Often lost in the debate over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) — the sweeping health care “reform” legislation popularly known as ObamaCare — is the impact it will have on education, public safety and other public services as health insurance subsidies begin to consume a greater share of state spending. Congressional Democrats… [More...]