Eyles, the current AHIP COO, has challenges ahead.
The insurance industry's dominant lobbying group is faced with a rapidly changing market with players consolidating and some leaving the trade association.
Eyles has a varied background:...National News
As an alternative to the fee-for-service model, direct primary care practices are on the rise - actually a rebirth of sorts; in the early 20th century prepaid doctor groups were already providing and integrating care for a monthly fee.
The number of physicians who contract directly with employees and employers to provide care without...National News
The bipartisan plan is co-sponsored by four Republicans, Lamar Alexander and Susan Collins in the Senate and Greg Walden and Ryan Costello in the House.
It hopes to stabilize the ACA , includes three years of funding for reinsurance and cost-sharing reduction payment as well as authorization for new "catastrophic" copper...National News
In one study, AI could produce 91% accuracy rate in clinical findings.
A group of researchers has just published a study in the journal Radiology that examined the best ways for computer software to be "taught" the difference between normal and abnormal X-ray, CT scan, or MRI findings. Such a building block is needed to eventually...Arizona News
Of the 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer's dementia, 140,000 are Arizona residents. By 2025, that number is expected to increase by 42.9 percent, up to 200,000 people in Arizona.
The cost of caring for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias will surpass $277 billion nationwide, according to a new report released by the...Arizona News
Outpatient clinics opening soon, as two key payers added.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, based in Goodyear, Ariz., is expanding its Valley network with the opening of two Outpatient Care Centers this month, with a third Valley location planned later this year.
Raj Garg, MD, JD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cancer...National News
In April, the government will start sending out new Medicare cards, a yearlong effort to change how 59 million people enrolled in the federal program are identified.
In the past, Medicare ID cards have been stamped with the Social Security numbers of enrollees, about 50 million seniors and 9 million people with serious disabilities....National News
Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a study suggests that Americans are using health care at similar rates to other rich countries, and the real difference is the prices of procedures and treatments.
The United States spends more than any other country and gets much less, at least as measured by life...Arizona News
Theranos, a blood-testing start-up that promised to revolutionize consumers' access to their medical information, was a Silicon Valley darling once valued at $9 billion.
Holmes had a Cinderella angle: a college dropout-turned-chief executive who had assembled a company board filled with powerful ex-government and military leaders and...Arizona News
Female physicians earn 20 percent less than their male counterparts, according to a new study released today by Doximity, a social network for physicians and advanced practice clinicians.
Though physicians overall made 4 percent more across the board in 2017 than in 2016, more than half of the 50 metropolitan statistical areas...Arizona News
Medical respite care for the homeless not only saves money but helps to keep this fragile population off the street.
Circle the City, a Phoenix nonprofit that provides medical respite care for the homeless, was one of five demonstration sites nationwide selected for the study by the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council and...National News
Oregon Health & Science University trains the first medical students in the U.S. required to pass a tough new test in compassionate communication.
By graduation this spring, fourth year students must be able to show that, in addition to clinical skills, they know how to admit a medical mistake, deliver a death notice and...Arizona News
The study utilizes 62 health indicators to rank the health and well-being of women, infants and children, state by state.
United Health Foundation produces the annual report.
America’s Health Rankings® was built upon the World Health Organization definition of health:
Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social...Arizona News
Mainstreet plans to close the Surprise facility, laying off 70 workers.
The Rapid Recovery Center concept is to create buildings with a luxurious feel and to staff them with high-level clinicians, including physicians on site daily. The goal is to be a post-acute provider of choice for managed care systems, by achieving better...National News
Nurses are a foundation of care in hospitals, and harder to find and retain.
Hospitals across the country are suffering financially as the nursing shortage worsens, according to a new report from Moody’s Investor Service.
As the population gets older and chronic conditions become more prevalent, hospitals are stretched to meet...News
Absorbing Express Scripts, the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager, could further reshape the roiling health care landscape.
The deal would mark the end of the last major independent pharmacy benefit manager, one that has focused on striking deals with drug companies to lower costs for insurers and employers. Express Scripts...Arizona News
As Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, he will be part of the Senior Leadership Team, reporting to President & CEO Peter S. Fine.
Nordlund's role will be to plan, direct and evaluate the organization’s strategic activities and goals to ensure they meet customer expectations for high quality outcomes and superior service.
Those who said they were willing to sell the data would do so for as little as between $500 and $1,000.
Accenture surveyed 912 qualified employees of health providers (601) and payer organizations (311) from the United States and Canada. All the respondents had access to digital health data, including personally identifiable...National News
Forty-five states, including Arizona, and the Department of Justice claim that generic drug prices are fixed, and the alleged collusion may have cost U.S. business and consumers more than $1 billion.
In their filing, prosecutors say that when pharmacies asked drug makers for their lowest price, the manufacturers would rig the bidding...News
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has spent $35 billion since 2009 on health information technology. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) analyzed data from the CMS Electronic Health Record Incentive Program (Medicare EHR Program) and found that while patients described access to health information as beneficial,...Arizona News
The recently released study notes results by Arizona Care Network.
The data in this report is based on the 110,000 physicians and 1,100 hospitals engaged in a value-based relationship with UnitedHealthcare, and the 15 million UnitedHealthcare members who sought care from those providers in 2017.
Among findings, ACOs...
CMS Administrator Verma announced on Tuesday several new initiatives for interoperability.
For data to flow freely, she said there would an overhaul of meaningful use, and the full ballroom at the HIMSS18 global conference in Las Vegas broke into applause.
HealthcareIT News reports Verma said in a...
This award is an important step to reduce fragmentation for the state's Medicaid program, called the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, said Tom Betlach, director of AHCCCS.
As reported in The Phoenix Business Journal, the new contracts, called AHCCCS Complete Care, will begin Oct. 1, which is when AHCCCS will transition...
Azar outlined a number of reforms his administration plans to take to lower healthcare costs during a March 5 speech at the Federation of American Hospitals convention in Washington, D.C.
Azar said he plans to implement changes that will increase price transparency, make it easier for patients to access their health records and loosen...Arizona News
She assumes the duties of Chief Operating Officer.
Mizell will oversee operations of the organization and support the execution of the strategic goals set out by Banner|Aetna’s board of directors and chief executive officer.
She will implement the organization’s mission of helping employers improve the health and well-being of...