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2015 MSSP and Pioneer ACO Results Are In

26 August 2016

Arizona Medicare ACOs: Arizona Connected Care, Banner Health Network, Commonwealth Primary Care ACO, Revere Health and Scottsdale Health Partners earned shared savings

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Changes in Health Plan Contractors Coming For Military and Veterans

24 August 2016

Smooth transitions promised as contracts are reorganized

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One Third of Health Insurance Exchange Rating Regions Will Have No Competitive Plans in 2017

24 August 2016

That is the estimate reported in a study by consulting firm Avalere

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Mylan Touched a Nerve With EpiPen Pricing

24 August 2016

Prices for the sole source of epinephrine injectors, used in emergency treatment of anaphylactic shock, has skyrocketed over the past 9 years. CEO, who made $18 million in 2015, is U.S. Senator’s daughter.

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Turmoil Continues at University of Arizona Health Sciences Department

24 August 2016

Fundamental questions about stewardship and operations were raised at Arizona Board of Regents’ meeting

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Arizona Health Collaborative Meets Needs, Saves Money

24 August 2016

A lot of money. $4.5 million since 2014

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HonorHealth Buys Out Scottsdale Physician Organization and Launches New ACO

24 August 2016

Innovation Care Partners will provide management services for Scottsdale Health Partners and JCL ACO

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The New Dually Eligible: Medicaid and Subsidized Marketplace Coverage

24 August 2016

Participants in the federal health insurance marketplace are receiving letters warning “People in your household may lose financial help for their marketplace coverage.”

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From Premiums to Co-payments to Eyeglasses, What Will Health Care Cost Retirees ?

24 August 2016

Today’s 65 year olds will spend more than you think

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MACRA Impact on Small Providers Could be Significant

24 August 2016

Some fear small practices will die, stranding rural communities

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Sometimes Unexpected Events Occur in the Course of Medical Care: What Next ?

24 August 2016

Should providers “deny and defend” or “disclose and resolve” ?

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More Background on Aetna’s ACA Marketplace Exit

23 August 2016

Aetna representatives framed its pullout from the exchange as a response to unsustainable losses. A letter to the Department of Justice reveals another issue.

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Banner Health Buys 32 Urgent Care Sites

19 August 2016

Banner is adding urgent care to its lines of business

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Administration Puts Positive Spin on Condition of ACA Marketplace

17 August 2016

Report from CMS’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight was encouraging even though insurers have announced double-digit rate increases for 2017 and others have pulled back in some states to curtail financial losses

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Aetna and Affordable Care Act: Impacts and Implications

17 August 2016

There is no denying it: major insurers are losing big money participating in the ACA marketplace

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New Cardiac Bundled Payments May Harm Some Hospitals

17 August 2016

Medicare’s proposed bundled payments of cardiac care may prove difficult for hospitals serving sicker populations

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Arizona Board of Regents Asked to Investigate Health Sciences Administration for Misuse of funds

17 August 2016

University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart called on the Arizona Board of Regents to hire a law firm to conduct an independent investigation

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HealthNet Fined for Attempting to Silence Whistleblowers

17 August 2016

Financial awards are integral to encouraging reporting of illegal activities

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What if Health Insurers Behaved Like Walmart?

17 August 2016

If huge health insurance companies could use market dominance to drive down prices charged by doctors and hospitals, would that be a good thing?

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AHCCCS Population Statistics Update – August 2016

17 August 2016

AHCCCS reports a total population increase of 15,621 members

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