Legislative authorization would allow dental therapists to perform basic dental work, such as filling cavities.
The Arizona Dental Association opposed the idea this year and last year. Recently the Arizona Legislature's Health Committee of...Arizona News
Commercial real estate developers, construction industry and financing institutions all have a stake in the outcome.
When the Affordable Care Act was initially enacted many Arizonans who had not had health insurance received access to care through insurance outside of emergency rooms for the first time in their lives.
Due to...Arizona News
Attend a free public preview of Banner — University Medicine North.
The Arizona Daily Star reports the three-floor Banner – University Medicine North occupies 13 acres at 3838 N. Campbell Ave., just east of the cancer center. The clinic, which officially opens Dec. 28, was designed to replace a multitude of cramped and aging...Arizona News
New hospital in Ireland may confuse patients, jeopardizing health.
Under construction in Dublin, "Phoenix Children's Hospital Ireland," was named after the mythical bird symbolizing renewal, hope and optimism. It will combine three medical centers into one national children's hospital when it opens in 2022.
After unsuccessfully...Arizona News
Snyder brings 20 years of public and private sector health care experience to her new role.
She has been serving as the Medicaid director for the state of Texas in the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, overseeing a $29 billion program serving 4.7 million people. At AHCCCS she will oversee daily administrative and program...Arizona News
The AHCCCS insurer manages the care for 156,000 Medicaid patients and expects the agreement will expand its provider network, enhance services and better meet the care needs of its culturally diverse members.
Using Equality Health's proprietary CareEmpower platform to manage patient health information and a network of doctors trained...Arizona News
Health Current, Arizona's health information exchange, has awarded its 2017 "Health IT Awards".
The Health IT Awards recognize an individual and an organization that has demonstrated leadership in advancing health IT and made a significant, positive impact on their local communities.
The Health Current 2017 Health IT Awards...
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Join THR Publisher and healthcare consultant Jim Hammond for our January breakfast meetings in Phoenix and Tucson. The conference includes our curated collection of the top stories impacting the Arizona healthcare industry, local market updates and...
Governor Doug Ducey's proposal, to be submitted later this month, will be scaled back from the one federal officials rejected last year.
The governor is offering new exceptions and a limit on how much time someone needs to spend on a job or in training each week to keep receiving benefits.
Something else is different: The people...
Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy offers the sixth annual dental event Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9
At Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, organizers hope to help about 2,000 people — both adults and children. The help is free — first come, first served — and no identification or other documentation is...
Congress failed to authorize funding for 24,000 children of Arizona’s working poor by October 1.
Arizona Medicaid officials are preparing to implement a contingency plan. Use other cash Arizona gets from the federal government for its separate traditional Medicaid plan to pay the premiums for children in the KidsCare...
Free family fun festival to make it easy to enroll in health insurance before December deadlines.
The deadline for enrolling in 2018 marketplace coverage created by the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) is at midnight Dec. 15. The Arizona Daily Star reports enrollment assisters at Saturday’s event can help you learn...Arizona News
Opioid deaths double and border seizures of smuggled fentanyl up 600 percent over last year.
Nearly 140 pounds of the synthetic opioid were seized this year at Arizona’s ports, enough deadly doses for almost 32 million adults, and enough to make traffickers up to $1.3 billion.
More than half, 550 pounds, of the 950 pounds total...Arizona News
In bondholder documents, Banner Health reports revenues of $5.84 billion for first nine months of 2017, up 2.7% from same period last year.Also reported were increased expenses of $5.65 billion, up 2.4%. Operating income was up 12.1% at $191.2 million, versus $170.5 from the same period in 2016. Net income went from $182.5 to $500.5...Arizona News
Kapoor is the founder and former CEO of Chandler-based Insys Therapeutics.
The Arizona Republic reports Kapoor was arrested in Phoenix last month and indicted in federal court in Boston. He is charged with racketeering, mail fraud and wire fraud. Federal prosecutors allege company officials conspired with doctors and other medical...Arizona News
$1 million donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Dental Clinic will support preventive and emergency oral health care for underserved children and adults for the next 10 years.
The Phoenix Business Journal reports that the foundation's mission is to improve oral health for underserved and uninsured groups and communities. Since 2006,...Arizona News
The City Council voted 8-0 Wednesday to take legal action against drug manufacturers and distributors to recoup some of the money the city has spent fighting the opioid epidemic.
More than 500 Arizonans have died of suspected opioid-related death since June 15, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
In June, Gov....
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Currently, only people younger than 21 on AHCCCS are covered for chiropractic care.
Wayne Bennett, a Prescott chiropractor, said one of the most frustrating parts of his job is encountering AHCCCS patients with chronic pain who can't access chiropractic care because they can't afford it.
The Arizona Capitol Times reports that...
Arizona Care Network (ACN) manages 105,000 Mercy Care Plan (MCP) and Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care (MMIC) beneficiaries using a "high touch" model to produce savings and improved outcomes.
Personalized care begins with with data.
From the wonky; Arizona Medicaid beneficiaries with reported behavioral health needs or a serious...