New tenants will include The CORE Institute and Sonora Quest.
The four-story, 64,000-square-foot space is slated to open December of 2018 and is specifically designed for its future tenant's focus on health and wellness.
Plaza Companies recently...
The Senate bill, the Access to Independent Health Insurance Advisors Act, argues that including agent and broker commissions as part of a health plan's administrative costs has negatively impacted consumers as well as new and small insurers.
Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Chris Coons (D-DE) are lead sponsors of the bill backed by...
Amazon is taking applications for a HIPAA Compliance Lead, according to a job listing on its website and reported by CNBC.
Becker's Hospital Review reports Amazon is seeking an "experienced HIPAA professional who will own and operate the security and compliance elements of a new initiative." The HIPAA Compliance Lead will work with...News
Forward is a concierge medical service that dresses up the annual exam with artificial intelligence and a sleek Silicon Valley sheen.
Founded by former employees of Google and Uber. Like a gym or Netflix, or competing primary-care providers like One Medical, Forward charges a flat monthly fee of a hundred and forty-nine dollars, no...
L.E.K. Consultants release white paper after in-depth analysis.
L.E.K. Consulting’s proprietary county-level projection model shows Medicare Advantage enrollment rising from roughly 20 million, or 35% penetration, at the end of 2017 to approximately 38 million, or 50% penetration, by the end of 2025. Nor will it stop there....
Centene is an insurer that offers individual health insurance under its Ambetter brand in 15 states.
The lawsuit outlines a number of instances where Ambetter enrollees have had difficulty finding a doctor, have had to travel for health care, have been denied care that they thought was covered and in-network, or have relied on...News
UnitedHealth Group reported fourth quarter and full year 2017 results reflecting continued broad-based growth and strengthened operating performance across the enterprise.
NASDAQ reports higher revenues, strength in both its segments, UnitedHealthcare and Optum, and membership growth led to the performance.
David S. Wichmann,...
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted 14-2 to in favor of killing the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and replacing it with an alternative model of reimbursement.
MedPAC Chairman Francis "Jay" Crosson of Palo Alto, California, said he wished the commission had made its recommendation sooner, but it had...
Trump administration to permit requirement to work if states seek it.
The Arizona Daily Star reports Arizona is one of 10 states that have submitted applications to add work requirements for the government health insurance program for low-income people.
The state’s Medicaid program, called the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment...News
BPCI Advanced will qualify as an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) under the Quality Payment Program.
BPCI Advanced will operate under a total-cost-of-care concept, in which the total Medicare fee for services (FFS) spending on all items and services furnished to a BPCI Advanced Beneficiary during the Clinical Episode,...News
Narrow networks are already the norm in Medicare Advantage and ACA exchange plans.
Narrow networks are open only to providers and hospitals that agree to meet specific quality requirements and likely accept lower reimbursements. The theory is to offer higher value care at a lower cost.
Payers and employers using narrow networks...News
The new rules could make it easier for small businesses to band together and create health insurance plans that would be exempt from many of the consumer protections mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
The move permits "association health plans". The Labor Department said:
By joining together employers may reduce administrative...News
Alarming number of overdose deaths in Arizona creates call for action.
The Arizona Republic reports at least 716 people in Arizona are believed to have died of opioid-related overdoses during a six-month stretch of 2017, far exceeding previous death statistics that span an entire calendar year, according to the state health...News
Rosebud, Flandreau and Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux tribes allege they sold addictive drugs without warning of their dangers.
The tribes have targeted drug makers Purdue Pharma, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Allergen PLC and distributors McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp.
The tribes' allegations align with those...News
The new estimate was included in a letter the budget office sent Friday to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-UT.
An Associated Press story in The Star Tribune reports the CBO now says a Senate bill adding five years of financing to the program would cost $800 million. Previously, the analysts estimated it would cost $8.2 billion.
The lower cost...News
Requests filed with Arizona Department of Insurance range from 12 to 19 percent increases.
The Phoenix Business Journal reports the carriers' requests are for their health plans that are not part of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace.
Effective April 1, All Savers Insurance Co. is requesting a 12.6 percent...News
The joint venture will operate physical therapy centers and acute inpatient hospitals in Arizona.
Banner Health will be the majority owner; Select Medical will serve as managing partner.
In the agreement, the combined outpatient rehabilitation services will include 26 Select Physical Therapy centers currently operating in the...News
In an increasingly common business arrangement, owners of nursing homes outsource a wide variety of goods and services to companies in which they have a financial interest or that they control.
According to an analysis of nursing home financial records by Kaiser Health News, nearly three-quarters of nursing homes in the United States...News
Published in Health Affairs this week, authors test a theory that Medicaid expansion prevents hospital closures.
Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act were about six times less likely to close than hospitals in non-expansion states. In AHA Today, we learn Medicaid expansion was associated with...News
A major shift in the 50-year-old program, the guidelines will set the conditions for allowing states to add work requirements to their Medicaid programs, bringing a conservative twist to the health insurance program for the poor.
The Hill reports the changes represent the vision of Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for...