New duties are added to the three Colorado hospitals she serves as CEO.
Karsten will continue to serve as CEO for North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, McKee Medical Center in Loveland and Banner Fort Collins Medical Center in Fort...
Plans are to spend $100 million and hire 800.
Called Rapid Recovery Centers, these facilities are designed to feel more like a hotel, specializing in rehabilitation and care immediately following a hospital stay — helping to reduce hospital readmissions in the process.
Ed Smith, Mainstreet Health’s vice president of operations...
More than 100 online pharmacies no longer have access to web domains like buyhydrocodoneonline.com and buyklonopin.com after the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) seized their sites for selling unapproved prescription drugs.
As part of a major global operation known as Operation Pangea X, an international effort by INTERPOL and the...
Lacking the political support necessary to pass, the Graham-Cassidy bill will not come before the U.S. Senate for a vote prior to September 30, the deadline for the fast-track reconciliation process.
With as many as 30 million Americans slated to lose coverage and a chorus of industry and citizen groups voicing their opposition to the...
Developments put the outcome of potential vote next week in doubt.
Five things to know about what the bill proposes:
It could lead to insurer rules being waived in some states.
It would change Medicaid funding dramatically.
It prohibits Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid payments for one year.
It does not contain...National News
It does not go well.
He wanted to compare prices for a procedure his daughter was to have. He began the price shopping process with several advantages: He lives in Massachusetts, which has price transparency laws; he's a physician; he has researched price transparency and consumerism; and he had a lot of time to shop around because...Arizona News
The health of a community can be measured by the availability of quality healthcare services that meet the changing needs of its population as it ages.
Glendale is unique. Economic development professionals call it a full-service community. It also boasts a healthy representation of all age groups. The "active adult" category...
Governor Doug Ducey and Senator John McCain are pivotal in the outcome.
With 50 'yes' votes required in the next few days, all eyes are on the three Republican senators that ended the last Repeal and Replace effort. McCain, fighting brain cancer, was the deciding vote against a GOP Affordable Care Act repeal this summer.
With just a few days left, the focus is on passing Cassidy-Graham.
President Trump and Vice President Pence have been making calls to senators and governors in a furious effort to gain support for a last-ditch Affordable Care Act repeal bill. Read about the efforts on The Hill.
Senate Republicans expressed growing hope Monday for...National News
Senate Health Committee chairman Alexander on Tuesday released a statement ending a bipartisan effort to find an Affordable Care Act fix.
"During the last month, we have worked hard and in good faith, but have not found the necessary consensus among Republicans and Democrats to put a bill in the Senate leaders’ hands that could be...National News
Get the skinny on the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and how to recognize the opportunities and threats it provides to future provider revenue.
After nine months into MACRA's first performance year, many physicians in the valley are being rated for quality (60%), advancing care information (25%) and improvement...Arizona News
The Lois Grunow Memorial Clinic on East McDowell Road in the Coronado District was sold by PacVentures, which intends to re-tenant the two-story medical office building.
The center was built in 1931 in memory of Lois Grunow, a child who died from a ruptured appendix.
Its interior showcases memorial plaques honoring doctors who...Arizona News
Transaction represents national consolidation in the radiology market as the largest Arizona radiology firm joins the largest national firm.
Southwest Diagnostic Imaging, Ltd. (SDI) began in 2004 with the merger of Scottsdale Medical Imaging and Valley Radiologists. In 2014, the physician owned and led practice expanded its market...Arizona News
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R-AZ) offered his support today.
This is important. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was a key "no" vote in the last unsuccessful Senate Repeal and Replace vote.
Sen. McCain has said that Ducey’s position would be an important factor in how he votes. Every vote is critical to reach the magic 50 needed to...Arizona News
Johns Hopkins study transported blood samples across 161 miles of Arizona desert.
"We expect that in many cases, drone transport will be the quickest, safest and most efficient option to deliver some biological samples to a laboratory from rural or urban settings," Timothy Amukele, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology at...National News
The monumental administrative task seeks to fight identity theft and fraud.
Until now, Medicare used people's Social Security numbers. But Congress in 2015 passed a law requiring the agency to change that as a way to protect seniors from identity theft. The new identifiers will be a randomly generated sequence of 11 numbers and...National News
5.9 hours of an 11.4 hour work day were consumed by work in the EHR.
The University of Wisconsin study was published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Almost half of their total EHR time per day (44%) was devoted to clerical tasks, and an additional 84 minutes per day (24%) was spent managing the inbox. They also found that...Arizona News
The partners have become joint owners in a surgery center in Glendale.
They will offer a variety of outpatient surgery services, specializing in orthopedic surgery, including knee replacement, sports medicine procedures, spine and pain management, foot and ankle surgery and other orthopedic surgical specialties. Core doctors will...National News
Here are five tips from the experts.
The deaths of residents in a Florida nursing home without air conditioning reminds us how critical facilities are for the vulnerable.
Do your homework.
Visit all homes you are considering - in the evening or on weekends.
Ask for the facility’s emergency management...News
Seven founding practices representing 51 providers will form new single Tax-ID multispecialty group and engage Summit Health Management for administrative support.
For 2018, providers will remain in the Optum Next Generation ACO. In 2019 and beyond more changes are likely. The current management team for Arizona Primary Care...National News
Graham says that without repeal and replacement of the ACA, Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) bid for a single payor system, "Medicare for All", is inevitable.
Dubbed federalism of healthcare, the 141 page plan includes block grants for states to create their own insurance markets. “We need people onboard now to stop what I believe is...National News
"Today is an historic day. Along with 14 co-sponsors, I was proud to introduce Medicare-for-all, single-payer health care legislation in the U.S. Senate."
Sanders has long been an advocate to the fundamental change in healthcare financing. Along the way, other Democratic senators have joined in. Here is a quote from his...National News
Nearly 90 percent of children in CHIP are in families with annual incomes below twice the poverty level (about $49,000 for a family of four).
The current appropriation runs out at the end of this month, and many states will exhaust their allotments of federal money later this year or early next year. The agreement that extends...
Navigator groups help educate and enroll consumers in the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges. Funding disappears and no contracts offered.
At the end of August, the CMS announced plans to slash funding for navigator groups by about 40%, but the agency did not indicate it would stop funding navigation services altogether. The CMS...
In Arizona, oversight is delegated to the state’s Department of Insurance (DOI).
Arizona’s DOI provides little regulatory oversight and relies heavily upon consumer complaints as a basis for investigation. Most consumers do not understand how to file a DOI complaint.
On November 22, 2015, the National Association of Insurance...