March 2014: Around the State

Read business news from around Nevada for March 2014.

Las Vegas Metro Chamber Joins the Board of the USTA The Las Vegas Metro Chamber has become the first metropolitan chamber of commerce in the nation to join the board of the United States Travel Association (USTA). The move signals the increased involvement of the chamber in travel and tourism. The USTA engages in a range… [More...]

Las Vegas High Rise Enjoys Record-Breaking Year

Las Vegas high rise One Queensridge Place saw a year-over-year increase in residential transactions of more than 300 percent. Queensridge Properties, LLC recently announced the sales figures at the two luxury towers, which are located near the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley. The company was involved in 55 transactions exceeding $100 million in… [More...]

February 2014: Around the State

Read business new from around Nevada for February 2014.

Sunrise Health Hospitals and H2U Partner to Open Health Centers for Employees Sunrise Health Hospitals and Health to You (H2U) have partnered to open three H2U health centers for hospital employee and dependents, approximately 8,855 individuals. MountainView and Southern Hills centers opened in January with the final clinic at the Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s Hospital… [More...]

Medical Marvels

The 2013 Medical Marvels list wherein all of Nevada’s communities were encouraged to nominate their doctors for the exceptional work they do.

The healthcare industry has seen a vast amount of changes in a short time period leaving doctors working double time to catch up. This has only helped solidify the drive and passion of many of Nevada’s excellent healthcare providers. The following list highlights these doctors as ranked by the community and their peers. The 2013… [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...]

High-Income Households Face Uncertain Impacts from Healthcare Changes

Wealthy Nevadans are not exempt from healthcare uncertainty in the face of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This is according to the 11th installment of the “High Net Worth Report” released by The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank. One major impact will be a 0.9 percent increase in payroll taxes for those making $200,000 or… [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 Heroes 2013

View the Nevada Healthcare Heroes 2013 honorees and sponsors. Over 160 Healthcare Heroes have been honored and thousands donated to Nevada schools.

The Healthcare Heroes Legacy Now in its eighth year, Healthcare Heroes began with the dual goal of honoring individuals that excel in healthcare and helping fund scholorships for Nevada’s future healthcare educators. After realizing there wasn’t a program in place to honor individuals that have done amazing things to propel healthcare in the Silver State,… [More...]

Nevada Health CO-OP Receives Certification to Sell Insurance in Nevada, Commits to National Accountability Standards for Quality Care

Nevada Health CO-OP announced it has reached several major milestones to provide access to quality health care and affordable insurance plans.

LAS VEGAS – Nevada Health CO-OP, a Nevada-based not-for-profit health insurance alternative created under the Affordable Care Act, announced today the organization has reached several major milestones in its efforts to provide access to quality health care and affordable insurance plans in the Silver State. The Nevada Health CO-OP is now positioned to begin selling health insurance plans… [More...]

What is your greatest concern regarding the Affordable Care Act?

Six Nevada decision makers share their greatest concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act.

“My main concern is insurance rates.  The goal of ObamaCare was to get more people covered at affordable costs. However, with mandates, rating changes, etc going into effect next year it does not appear insurance rates will be going down anytime soon – especially for the younger, healthy population who we need in the risk… [More...]

The New Business of Medical Marijuana in Nevada

The new medical marijuana industry will present both opportunities and risks for the serious-minded entrepreneur.

Medical Marijuana Establishments Medical Marijuana occupied substantial time and energy during the 77th Legislature in the form of Senate Bill 374. Governor Brian Sandoval signed SB 374 on June 12, 2013, and with the stroke of a pen created the framework for some new and unique business establishments in Nevada. Beginning New Years Day 2014,… [More...]

Children’s Medical Grants Now Available In Nevada From the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

Medical grants help Nevada families pay for children’s medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully… [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...]

Industry Focus: Healthcare

An industry that remains in the throes of transition and reform, healthcare has been in the spotlight for the past several years. Between healthcare reform and changing practices, healthcare professionals have had to learn to jump with the times. Executives representing healthcare in Nevada recently met at the law offices of Holland & Hart in… [More...]

How Healthy is Nevada?

When it comes to overall health, Nevada has some opportunities for improvement. That’s according to the 22nd annual America’s Health Rankings from United Health Foundation. The report, the longest running of its kind in the country, placed Nevada No. 42 among all 50 states for overall heath, up five spots from last year. Here’s a… [More...]

The Evolution of Healthcare: A Changing Industry

In many ways it seems that while healthcare technology may change, healthcare itself – the providing of health services to patients – would remain fairly stable through the years. Not true. Healthcare has been changing, in the way it’s delivered to consumers, the way consumers access and use it and the way healthcare service providers… [More...]

November 2011: Around the State

Nevada Receives Federal Grant to Support Small Business Exports The State of Nevada has received a $239,318 Small Business Administration (SBA) grant through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Pilot Grant Initiative.  The grant is expected to stimulate and strengthen Nevada’s global trade and will be administered by Nevada’s Office of Economic Development with… [More...]