The CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association is holding a press briefing with Senate President Steve Pierce today about the lawsuit it filed against the state over cuts in reimbursements to health providers.Read More »
Undeterred by major setbacks last year, a freshman legislator is once again pushing immigration bills that could lead to another showdown over how best to confront the issue.
Sen. Steve Smith, a Maricopa Republican, is proposing laws that would require school districts to count the number of students who are in the country illegally and to require hospitals to report patients who cannot prove their lawful status.
Three big hospital groups in the state have severed their membership from the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.
Abrazo Health Care, Banner Health and Dignity Health, which runs St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, today informed the association that they are withdrawing.
The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association is suing the state and the federal health department over the decision to cut the reimbursement rate to hospitals and health care providers.Read More »
Three Arizona hospital systems are pooling their money to take advantage of a federal program that will cover nearly 20,000 more children under the KidsCare program while also providing millions of dollars to offset the cost of covering uninsured patients.Read More »
Federal health officials have approved an additional 5 percent cut in the rates Arizona pays hospitals and other health-care providers to treat Medicaid patients.Read More »
Arizona’s hospitals will renew their campaign for a bed-tax proposal to draw down federal money, which they say would salvage coverage for thousands of residents who are frozen out of the state’s Medicaid program.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Health Services is looking for a little more clarification from the federal government following a warning that the state’s medical marijuana program is not a shield from federal law, but Director Will Humble said the state has no plans to halt the implementation of the program.Read More »
University regents are asking Gov. Jan Brewer to reject a proposal that aims to wrestle away their direct authority over the University Medical Center in Tucson.Read More »
Restoring hospice care to Medicaid-covered services in Arizona would provide better and more cost-effective care for dying patients, a lawmaker said.Read More »