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Arizona State Legislature champions physician well-being

| May 13, 2022 | Arizona

Today, the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) celebrates the passage of HB2429, which passed the Arizona State Legislature with nearly unanimous support and was promptly signed by Governor Doug Ducey. This landmark legislation supports the wellbeing of our physicians and nurses by encouraging the timely seeking of mental health care. “Addressing...[ Read More ]

Gov. Doug Ducey signs bill requiring health coverage for biomarker testing for precision medicine

| May 11, 2022 | Arizona

Gov. Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2144 on Friday, a measure that will enhance statewide access to precision medicine.      The bill requires hospital and medical service corporations, health care service organizations, disability insurers, and group or blanket disability insurers to provide coverage for biomarker testing. It also directs...[ Read More ]

Single statewide crisis call line will promote accessibility and consistency, says Solari Crisis & Human Services CEO

| May 6, 2022 | Arizona

As part of the AHCCCS Complete Care (ACC) Competitive Contract expansion, the three AHCCCS Complete Care Regional Behavioral Health Authority (ACC-RBHA) contractors are moving from having separate crisis call lines for their respective regions to having a single statewide crisis call line. Mercy Care, Care1st, and Arizona Complete Health-Complete Care...[ Read More ]

Equality Health will use ACO REACH model to further its mission of addressing the social determinants

| May 6, 2022 | Arizona

Equality Health recently announced their participation in the federal Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (ACO REACH) value-based payment model. The program aims to promote health equity and address the social determinants of health for Medicare populations in underserved communities, said Beth Patak, Executive Director of the...[ Read More ]

Detailed Agenda for the 2022 Arizona State of Reform Health Policy Conference is now available!

| Apr 28, 2022 | Arizona

The Detailed Agenda for our 2022 Arizona State of Reform Health Policy Conference on May 26th is now available!     Through our extensive stakeholder engagement process, we have developed numerous exciting panels that will cover the most important topics in Arizona health policy. We are thrilled to have nearly 60 speakers slated for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Health bill update, Affordable housing & homelessness, Gender-affirming care ban

| Apr 26, 2022 | Arizona

The Arizona Legislature has passed its scheduled April 23rd end date and, as is often the case, voted to extend the legislative session further to finish work on bills and the budget. This newsletter includes our recent coverage of some of the health bills lawmakers have been developing in the...[ Read More ]