The Phoenix medical school was put on accreditation warning status in 2015.
At the time the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) expressed concerns that Dr. Stuart Flynn, the founding dean of the Phoenix medical school, wasn't being...News
The center opened a new facility Wednesday on Phoenix Children's Hospital's main campus.
The number of patients treated at Phoenix Children's Hospital's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has more than doubled over the past decade, according to hospital officials.
In 2007 there were 8,900 patients treated, compared with 22,420...News
3.5 million Americans have lost their health insurance since January and the uninsured rate is now the highest it's been since 2012, according to a Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index survey released Friday.
Those hardest hit by the increase, according to the survey, are Hispanics, the middle-aged and low-income workers -- and unless...News
While tensions mount across the country about the funding of CSRs, Arizona insurers Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona and Health Net of Arizona (Centene) stand firm.
Arizona's two players in the Health Insurance Marketplace will not adjust local premiums that many had feared would rise with the uncertainty surrounding the...News
The Next Generation model broke into the competition last year and the Pioneer ACO model sunsets; see Arizona's 2016 winners and losers in these two categories.
According to reports from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), the majority (11) of its Next Generation accountable care organizations (ACOs) generated...News
“This bill creates a true public option, which I believe we should have passed with the Affordable Care Act,” says Senator Michael Bennett (R-CO).
U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado and Tim Kaine of Virginia, both Democrats, on Tuesday introduced legislation to create a government-run health insurance plan that would eventually...News
The Drug Enforcement Administration is charged with policing drug distribution.
A recently published Washington Post / 60 Minutes investigation reveals how the DEA was effectively stripped by Congress of its most potent weapon against large drug companies suspected of spilling prescription narcotics onto the nation’s streets.
Hargan will fill the spot vacated by former secretary Tom Price who resigned after less than eight months amid questions about his official travel practices.
Hargan, a Chicago attorney, had served from 2003-2005 as Deputy General Counsel of HHS under President George W.Bush, later served as Acting Deputy Secretary. Hargan was a member...News
Abrazo Community Health Network operates six Tenet-owned acute care hospitals in the Phoenix area.
There just wasn't enough demand for services at the 232-bed hospital owned by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. said Frank Molinaro, market CEO of Abrazo Community Health Network.
Within a 6-mile area of the hospital at 51st Avenue...News
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 integration.
Banner Health's move into Tucson in 2015 marked the first time the company tried to operate...News
Markets and Marketplaces sure to shudder.
Thursday the Trump administration moved a wide-ranging executive order with the stated purpose of expanding lower-cost insurance options, allowing employers to give workers money to buy their own coverage and slowing consolidation in the insurance and hospital industries.
Critics said that,...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...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....News
Medicare Advantage plans launched their marketing blitz October 1 to Medicare beneficiaries shopping for coverage beginning October 15 for coverage beginning January 1, 2018; last year nearly a half million Medicare eligible beneficiaries in the state opted for a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan instead of Original Medicare.
What can be seen is the Trump Administration placing hurdles to success.
Advocates say the Health and Human Services Department has done more to suppress the number of people signing up than to boost it. HHS has slashed grants to groups that help consumers get insurance coverage, for example. It also has cut the enrollment period in...
A refresher may be in order of what the acronyms mean and their purposes.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is an independent US federal body. MedPAC was established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-33). The Commission's 17 members bring diverse expertise in the financing and delivery of health care...
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...