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Q&A with Senator Tony Navarrete

Emily Viles | Aug 15, 2019 | Arizona

What They’re Watching: Hass Rifaat, Vatica Health

Emily Viles | Jul 22, 2019 | Arizona

Hass Rifaat is the CEO of Vatica Health. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss simplifying legislation for physician adoption. "The major thing I am spending my time on is this transformation to value-based care. We serve small and medium size primary care physicians and...[ Read More ]

Arizona Releases RFP for Managed Foster Care ASO Serving Children Enrolled in CMDP

| Jul 19, 2019 | Arizona

On July 15, 2019, the Arizona Department of Child Safety released a request for proposals for an administrative service organization (ASO) to provide managed foster care services to children enrolled in the state’s Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program. The selected ASO will implement, manage, and provide integrated services, including network...[ Read More ]

Update on Hacienda HealthCare's Medicaid license

Emily Viles | Jul 15, 2019 | Arizona

We have been covering the ongoing investigations and proceedings at Arizona’s Hacienda HealthCare over the past several months. The facility has been in the news after a series of incidents occurred leading officials to question the efficacy of the care. Last month, Hacienda was set to lose their recently acquired...[ Read More ]

Arizona Releases Medicaid Statistical Snapshot

Emily Viles | Jul 11, 2019 | Arizona

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), the state’s Medicaid program, released a Medicaid snapshot, including data on enrollment, costs, claims, and utilization.  The snapshot showed trends that signal costs lower than the national average, and an increase in claims productivity over the past couple of months.    Total...[ Read More ]

Rep. Nancy Barto Participates in Panel Discussion in NYC on Arizona’s Progress Prioritizing Chronically Mentally Ill

| Jul 10, 2019 | Arizona

Representative Nancy Barto (R-15) spoke last week on a panel discussion in New York City hosted by the Greenburger Center that examined changes needed to the mental health system for individuals with a serious mental illness and how they could avoid the criminal justice system through alternative programs of care....[ Read More ]

Arizona Medicaid users can now utilize Lyft for transport

Emily Viles | Jun 26, 2019 | Arizona

Rideshare apps in Arizona are now able to register as non-emergency transport vehicles to provide transportation to medical care. Medicaid covers this service for some users in Arizona as well.  A policy change from AHCCCS that became effective May 1, 2019, added these rideshare companies to the list of non-emergency...[ Read More ]

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