Growing criticism from GOP governors may be enough to convince some Republicans to kill the Senate’s ACA repeal legislation.
Worried about state budget impacts from loss of Medicaid funding and the reduction of citizens receiving Medicaid...Arizona News
The picture is developing of what the impacts are likely to be.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce predicted in a letter to U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake that the Senate bill would harm the state's economy and "blow a hole" in the state budget.
Hospital and health leaders are particularly worried about the proposed reductions...Arizona News
The insurer, which launched an MAPD product in Colorado last year, is led by former UnitedHealth executive Bob Sheehy.
The new start-up insurance company Bright Health is entering the Arizona marketplace in 2018 in partnership with Arizona Care Network (ACN), according to two sources familiar with the deal. Marketing of MA plans...Arizona News
Based in Chandler, the company's former CEO Michael Babich, its regional sales directors and four more former employees allegedly paid pain doctors to ramp up their prescribing habits for Subsys, a spray form of Fentanyl, which is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine.
Federal prosecutors arrested several...Arizona News
Reaction was swift to the text unveiled Thursday.
The 142-page “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” would cut deeply into Medicaid funding and do away with the current mandate for coverage, but would also preserve some subsidies to help taxpayers afford health insurance.
Reactions from Arizona legislators were restrained or...Arizona News
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the national accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to M.D. degrees in the United States and Canada.
All new medical schools undergo a rigorous process designed to standardize and optimize the quality of medical education across the U.S. and Canada. The first...Arizona News
The question is whether the levy funding expanded Medicaid program is a "tax" or an "assessment".
Governor Ducey's administration is asking the high court to reject arguments brought by the Goldwater Institute asserting that taxes can be enacted only with a two-thirds vote of both the House and Senate, which did not happen in this...Arizona News
Dignity in "final stages " of merger talks with Catholic Health Initiatives.
The two non-profit agencies have combined revenue of $28 billion and employ 162,000 people.While both CHI and Dignity Health were founded by Roman Catholic Church-affiliated organizations, they also include non-Catholic hospitals. Both are known for their...Arizona News
Chronic disease prevention programs attract investors
Currently located in 4,900 square feet in Phoenix, the integrated health network employs 67 people, with plans to employ 80 by the end of the year. The addition will require more space. Downtown Phoenix will supply the need with 19,000 square feet on the third floor of the 111 W....Arizona News
After recent changes in both organization's executive teams, we reached out to Banner Health and Banner Health Network for their most recent leadership organizational charts to help make it easy for readers to connect with Arizona's largest health...Arizona News
Positive trends seen after Medicaid Expansion.
The short story is that Uncompensated Care Costs have declined as Total Number of Childless Couples covered by AHCCCS has increased with Medicaid expansion.
For more detail read the AzHHA release ...Arizona News
Six insurers exited last year causing fear of no participating health plans.
Arizona Department of Insurance required carriers to file rate and health plan information by the first of June for analysis by the department .
Ambetter will be offered in Maricopa and Pima counties and Blue Cross Blue Shield in 13 rural counties,...Arizona News
Effective October 1, adults enrolled in Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System may receive benefits.
$1.5 million to cover emergency dental services for adults enrolled in Medicaid was added to benefit design in the state budget signed May 12.
The benefit, deleted in 2010 and restored now, means any adult who is covered by...Arizona News
“As the number of opioid overdoses and deaths increase at an alarming rate, we must take action," said Ducey.
Data from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows in 2016, 790 Arizonans died from opioid overdoses - an average of more than two people per day. The trend shows an alarming increase of 74 percent over the past four...Arizona News
The jointly owned health plan company will offer employer-based insurance in Arizona's Maricopa and Pinal Counties
Banner Health Network's 14 hospitals and more than 900 primary care physicians will network with Aetna. In addition, Aetna's member site will link to Banner's patient portal, allowing policyholders to search plan...Arizona News
Information is from billing data for Newborn Screening Program
ADHS compiles the data and mails it to a third party billing company in Illinois. Last month a parcel containing protected health information was mailed to the billing company but has not yet been received.
ADHS advises those affected to be vigilant for fraud...Arizona News
The four Arizona facilities will become part of the largest private for-profit operator in the nation
Steward will operate 36 hospitals in 10 states with projected revenue of nearly $8 billion in 2018. The deal is expected to close during the third quarter this year.
Iasis Healthcare operates 17 hospitals and one behavioral...Arizona News
Centene's Health Net of Arizona no longer contracts with Dignity Health facilities and providers in Arizona as of midnight May 20, 2017
After months of negotiations, Dignity Health and Health Net did not reach agreement on contracts covering commercial HMO, commercial PPO, Medicare Advantage and AHCCCS products. Patients who have...Arizona News
Phoenix ranks in bottom 5 markets in which to practice
Burnout rates for all physicians has been trending up: 40 percent in 2013 to 51 percent in 2017.
Rankings were determined by 12 categories. Medical board actions, malpractice litigation, employer-based insureds, physician density, crime and divorce rates and more.
The 2017 Arizona Top Tech Awards recognize outstanding executives in the field
David Higginson, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, has traveled an interesting path. Beginning with an old hand-me-down Commodore computer. Educated as an accountant in Liverpool,England, he became...