Academic institutions and streamlined clinical facilities sometimes have different perspectives.
When entities like a large successful hospital system merges with two medical schools adjustments are necessary to smooth cultural...Arizona News
Adderall, a prescription stimulant often prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder but is often used as a recreation drug.
Dr. Kevin Michael McKeown is a 40-year-old doctor of osteopathic medicine facing 24 felony charges including fraudulent schemes, forgery, taking the identity of...Arizona News
This afternoon at the State Medicaid Advisory Committee’s (SMAC) quarterly meeting, AHCCCS Director Tom Betlach briefly announced the resignation of Beth Kohler, Deputy Director of Arizona's Medicaid program.
“I think you all know that unfortunately Beth is leaving us,” said Betlach, speaking solemnly of her departure....Arizona News
Sale is subject to regulatory approvals and closing conditions, but is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2017.
St. Louis based Express Scripts provides integrated pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and has acquired the privately-held eviCore healthcare, which manages medical benefits for 100 million patients....
Approximately 18,000 UHC-Community Plan (UHC-C) members are attributed to Equality Health Network (EHN) primary care providers (PCPs). The PCPs will continue to receive payment based on their existing UHC-C agreements. EHN and UHC-C have an accountable care model agreement that tracks quality measures and per member, per month...
The longtime managed care executive replaces Carolyn Pace, who recently retired; Hoffman was previously the VP of managed care and business development for Phoenix Children's Hospital
Both Carolyn Pace and Ethel Hoffman are Advisors to The Hertel Report.
Humana Medicare Advantage members in Arizona, Colorado and Washington have access to Iora's 18 primary care practices.
Dr. Rick Kratche, MD, Arizona Medical Director at Iora Primary Care, sees consumers recognizing value,
“When we asked older adults in the Sun City area — and beyond — what’s most important to them when...Arizona News
At issue is how dying people can get access to unapproved medicines.
The FDA permitted two people infected with the Ebola virus to be administered ZMapp, even though the drug had not been approved for human testing. The Goldwater Institute goes to court Tuesday, Oct. 10, trying to force the FDA to reveal details on how dying people...Arizona News
Management layers between its hospitals and corporate offices are expected to dissolve in hopes of cutting expenses for the hospital chain amidst the growing volume of investors calling for reorganization after Tenet reported a $56 million operating loss in its second quarter following declining hospital admissions.
As the nation's...Arizona News
The only seller of individual health insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act in 13 rural Arizona counties will decrease rates by about 1 percent across all its individual plans in 2018.
An average 7.2 percent increase was initially proposed in July. The reduction is possible because of improved profitability on current...
Steward Health Care System LLC (Steward) becomes sole operator of the newly merged company and will oversee 36 individual hospitals across 10 states along with managed care operations in Arizona, Utah, and Massachusetts.
Dr. Ralph de la Torre, chairman and CEO of Steward said,
This merger enables Steward to expand our successful,...
She brings a wealth of experience to the role.
Richard Boals retired in July after serving 45 years with the Phoenix-based insurer.
Kehaly spent the past 25 years with Anthem, holding various senior level positions through the years. Most recently, she oversaw 5,000 employees and 27 million members in individual, small group, large...Arizona News
Federal budget year expired September 30 without congressional action to continue funding the program.
CHIP is a partnership between the federal government and states that insures American children from low and moderate-income families.
CHIP was passed into law with bipartisan support under President Bill Clinton in...Arizona News
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) represents Arizona's 9th District, but by moving into the race for a U.S. House seat, Arizona Mayor Greg Stanton is expected to throw his hat into the Congressional race to win Sinema's former House seat.
Sinema announced her intentions to get into the 2018 race on YouTube
According to The...
The board selected construction manager, Oakland Construction for the center slated for Peoria and developed to address the health needs of Arizona's expanding West Valley; construction completed the last quarter of 2019.
Located at Grand Avenue and Cotton Crossing, the center will be designed by Hobbs+Black Architects and features an...
Plans are to spend $100 million and hire 800.
Called Rapid Recovery Centers, these facilities are designed to feel more like a hotel, specializing in rehabilitation and care immediately following a hospital stay — helping to reduce hospital readmissions in the process.
Ed Smith, Mainstreet Health’s vice president of operations...
Developments put the outcome of potential vote next week in doubt.
Five things to know about what the bill proposes:
It could lead to insurer rules being waived in some states.
It would change Medicaid funding dramatically.
It prohibits Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid payments for one year.
It does not contain...Arizona News
The health of a community can be measured by the availability of quality healthcare services that meet the changing needs of its population as it ages.
Glendale is unique. Economic development professionals call it a full-service community. It also boasts a healthy representation of all age groups. The "active adult" category...
Governor Doug Ducey and Senator John McCain are pivotal in the outcome.
With 50 'yes' votes required in the next few days, all eyes are on the three Republican senators that ended the last Repeal and Replace effort. McCain, fighting brain cancer, was the deciding vote against a GOP Affordable Care Act repeal this summer.
The Lois Grunow Memorial Clinic on East McDowell Road in the Coronado District was sold by PacVentures, which intends to re-tenant the two-story medical office building.
The center was built in 1931 in memory of Lois Grunow, a child who died from a ruptured appendix.
Its interior showcases memorial plaques honoring doctors who...