Health care resources

  • Reviews Save Money, Ensure Quality of Care

    AFMC has been doing utilization review for more than 45 years. AFMC’s review work helps providers meet quality of care standards and ensures that claims paid are medically necessary. Reviews help prevent fraud and abuse on behalf of both public and private health plans, as well as save health Read more →

  • Arkansas Works: What You Need to Know

    If you are on Arkansas Medicaid for your health coverage (also called Arkansas Works, formerly called the Private Option), you may have heard about some changes that will start June 1. The Arkansas Legislature has imposed a work requirement for some people on Arkansas Works. Unless you have an Read more →

  • Save the Date for Quality Conference

    You won’t want to miss the annual Governor’s Quality Award Healthcare Seminar, Tuesday, June 19 at Embassy Suites Hotel, Little Rock. This year’s theme is “Adapt and Overcome: Strategies for Agility in a Changing Industry.” The seminar is from 8:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read more →

  • Health Literacy Means Better Care

    Understanding a physician’s instructions is crucial for positive patient outcomes. How often do you ask your patients to repeat treatment directions to determine if they fully understand what they need to do? Observational studies report this occurs in less than 20 percent of patient Read more →

  • Do You Routinely Screen for Diabetes?

    Arkansas has one of the highest diabetes rates in the nation and many of these cases could be prevented. The number of Americans with type 2 diabetes has increased 217 percent in the past 10 years to about 30 million people. Diabetes causes 230,000 deaths every year and the death rate is Read more →

Helpful websites

Access Arkansas
Find out if you qualify for Arkansas human services, apply for new benefits, finish your in-process application, or check your application and program status.

ANGELS Guidelines
The Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System (ANGELS) allows providers to quickly access medical practice guidelines from any phone, tablet or computer. You can search by keywords and bookmark specific guidelines for easy reference.

Arkansas Department of Human Services
Apply for a vast array of services including ARKids First health insurance for children, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) and Medicaid.

Arkansas Medicaid
Helps pay for medically necessary medical services for needy and low-income persons.

Arkansas Medicaid Front Line Provider Portal
Information related to Arkansas Medicaid’s new MMIS and Healthcare Portal.

Arkansas Medicaid Provider Manuals
Access Medicaid manuals, transmittal letters, notices of rule making, official notices and RA messages for each provider type.

ARKids First
Provides two health insurance coverage options for low-income families that include a comprehensive package of benefits.

ConnectCare
Helps people who have Medicaid and ARKids First find a medical home by locating a primary care doctor (PCP) and dental care.

HealthCare
The Health Insurance Marketplace allows consumers to more easily search for the plan that best meets their budget and health needs.

Naloxone Protocol – Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy
The Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association worked together to prepare a Naloxone Protocol which can be used much like the protocols for administering immunizations with any prescriptions initialized being in the name of the prescriber on the protocol.

Medicare
Find and compare doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and other health professionals, facilities and services.

PreventionWorksAR
The PreventionWorksAR web pages house data and resources from a variety of sources for the Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS), Arkansas Department of Human Services.

UAMS Center for Health Literacy
Learn how to improve society and population health by making health information easier to understand and use.