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CareSource Expands Services To Arkansas

The CareSource building on the Dayton riverfront at night.
The CareSource building on the Dayton riverfront at night.

Dayton-based CareSource has been licensed to expand their services in Arkansas. They'll be working on a Medicaid program that serves people with complex behavioral, developmental and intellectual disabilities.

The insurance company will now be serving patients in the Provider-Led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity or (PASSE) Program. PASSE is designed to track, monitor and improve the healthcare outcomes of complex low-income patients.

CareSource says they will be opening a new office in Little Rock, in order to make their services more accessible. They currently serve about 2 million people across five states, and the company employs about 4,500 people.

Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.