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.
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Arizona state legislators are still racing to the finish line, wrangling bills through the political process; physicians are getting closer to an improved credentialing timeline as Democrats and pro-choice advocates push back on a new abortion bill passed by the Senate and House.
The credentialing legislation, HB 2322, is designed...Arizona News
Formerly of Anthem, Beth Ginzinger will oversee the insurer's strategic planning process and lead the development of corporate and subsidiary strategies. BCBSAZ CEO and President Pam Kehaly stated:
Beth brings a level of expertise that will help expand the meaningful work we do on behalf of our members, and find more opportunities...
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Deputy Director Jami Snyder presents major AHCCCS program changes including new complete care awards and the latest on the agency's proposed CYE 2019 Differential Payment Adjustments, effective...
According to a 127-page study conducted by the American MedSpa Association (AmSpa), medical spas are an approximately $4 billion industry with a revenue growth trajectory of eight percent annually.
Banner Health Center, Arizona’s largest healthcare network, announced the opening of its first onsite medical spa this week at...
The 232 bed Abrazo Maryvale hospital in Phoenix was formerly owned by Dallas-based Tenet and shut its doors in December 2016.
Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) acquired Maryvale hospital and will reopen the hospital's emergency department as well as remake the facility as a behavioral health hospital with up to 203 beds to...
The program provides financial incentives for providers who increase physical and behavioral healthcare integration and coordination for AHCCCS members with behavioral health needs.
The program began October 1, 2017 and ends September 30, 2021.
More than 515 locations were accepted from six specialty categories - click the links...Arizona News
Family physician Patrick Rankin, M.D. first joined BMG in November 2017 as a physician executive for Arizona West and replaces Mystie Johnson-Foote M.D., who retired from the role in February.
Previously, Dr. Rankin was a chief physician executive of Kalispell Regional Healthcare in Montana, where he focused on...Arizona News
House Bill 2322, sponsored by Rep. Heather Carter, puts pressure on Arizona insurers to accelerate the process and approve or deny credentials within 90 days and load providers into their billing systems within 10 days of approval.
Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) advocates for the bill's passage,...Arizona News
The 2019 budget requests hits insurer and payer hot spots including ACA Medicare risk corridor payments and cost-sharing reductions, uncompensated care payments, Medicare post-acute care costs and even graduate medical education.
Trump’s proposal outlines his administration’s priorities – Congress makes the decisions.
AHCCCS Complete Care will integrate physical and behavioral health care contracts for the majority of the 1.9 million AHCCCS members.
Seven managed care organizations (MCOs) submitted their proposals to serve AHCCCS members across all three geographic services areas in Arizona.
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The two national market leaders in DME will form a single brand to meet the clinical, financial and operational needs of customers across 50 states.
The new brand will operate a national network of more than 1,300 DME provider locations and 21 company-owned distribution centers serving more than 100,000 patients each day. The...Arizona News
Marjorie Bessel, MD, replaces John Hensing, MD, as chief clinical officer, who announced his retirement last year.
Bessel has been with the top health system in the valley for more than a decade and has served in a variety of physician leadership positions including her role as CMO for several Banner hospitals in the Phoenix metro...Arizona News
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 broke ground on the building located on the Banner Estrella Medical Campus, located at 9201...Arizona News
Dr. Woodrow Myers, Jr. assumes the role that was held by Dr. Vishu Jhaveri, who retired at the end of 2017. Myers was formerly the executive vice president and chief medical officer at Anthem, formerly WellPoint.
An alumnus of Harvard Medical School and Stanford University, Myers is nationally recognized for his involvement...
Arizona Public Radio turned up the heat in an investigative report and later a federal judge called for a hearing for February 9 to investigate the report's allegations.
During a status hearing of Parsons v. Ryan last week (December 20) Magistrate Judge David Duncan referred to the KJZZ report which cited a former prison doctor who...
Nationally, renewing customers outpace new consumers 3 to 1 in the final week of enrollment December 10-15, 2017.
The surge of consumers during the seventh and final week of enrollment brought Arizona's open enrollment numbers totals to 166,961; about 85 percent of last year's enrollment total.
It was a rush of numbers welcomed by...Arizona News
The institute will be led by Dr. Kris Vijay, whose career includes work as a non-invasive cardiologist, a clinical lipidologist and heart failure specialist.
The Institute for Congestive Heart Failure is one of six specialty cardiac and vascular institutes in the works by Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital. The new institute includes...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...
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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...