Arizona hospitals are reporting a 35% net increase in operating profits in 2020 according to a report released last Friday by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), an increase higher than any year-over-year over the past decade. But a new study from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Kaufman Hall warns that...
The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) announced that 33 hospitals have joined in a statewide collaborative to protect moms before, during and after labor and delivery. The goal of the collaborative is to reduce severe maternal morbidity related to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by 20% within 18 months. The Alliance...
Tuesday's ruling from the U.S. District Court takes effect January 2021 and requires hospitals to publicize the rates they negotiate with individual insurers for all services, including drugs, supplies, facility fees and care by doctors who work for the facility.
A President Trump appointee, Judge Carl Nichols, delivered the...Arizona News
The state's Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that hospitals accepting Medicaid payments are not allowed to collect more payments by going after the money owed to a patient if the amount paid by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is less than the final bill. A three-judge panel decided to void a section of Arizona law...Arizona News
Differential Adjusted Payment (DAP) rates will be effective with dates of service beginning October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019.
The AHCCCS Administration is implementing these DAP rates to assure that payments are consistent with efficiency, economy, and quality of care and are sufficient to enlist enough providers so that...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 rather than in emergency rooms for the first time in their lives.
Plaintiff Goldwater Institute said the money the legislature used to fund the expanded Medicaid program was actually a tax and should have received a two-thirds vote that the state constitution requires of all revenue-raising measures.
The Phoenix Business Journal quotes Greg Vigdor, president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and...