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AHCCCS suspends Medicaid work requirement

Emily Viles | Oct 31, 2019 | Arizona

5 Things Arizona: Swapna Reddy, SMAC meeting, rate setting

| Oct 24, 2019 | Arizona

If you're new to this newsletter, each month we try to highlight five things that we think are worth senior health care executives' and health policy leaders' mindshare. These are five things that we think are worth keeping an eye on, and perhaps knowing more about. So, we tee them...[ Read More ]

Lyft is providing rides for eligible Medicaid patients in six states, increasing access to care for potentially nine million

| Oct 24, 2019 | Arizona

Transportation continues to be a significant barrier to care for millions of people every year — especially those in underserved populations, who disproportionately lack access to reliable rides. That’s why earlier this year, we were excited to announce our approval as an enrolled Medicaid provider in Arizona, making Lyft the...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Swapna Reddy, ASU College of Health Solutions

Emily Viles | Oct 16, 2019 | Arizona

Swapna Reddy is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions. She is also part of the faculty at Arizona State University’s Barrett, the Honors College, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Health Care Administration at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, AZ.  In this...[ Read More ]

State Selects Suicide Prevention Training Resources for Educators

| Oct 15, 2019 | Arizona

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), in coordination with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), announce their selections for school suicide prevention training options, as mandated in Senate Bill 1468. Known as the Mitch Warnock Act, named after a Tempe teenager who died by suicide, the statute states...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Gretchen Jacobs, Arizona Governmental Affairs

Emily Viles | Oct 15, 2019 | Arizona

Gretchen Jacobs is the CEO of Arizona Governmental Affairs. Gretchen has a degree in political science from USC and a law degree from Santa Clara and spent the first part of her career in civil courtrooms. Gretchen entered the political arena in 1998, and has been lobbying ever since. She...[ Read More ]

State uninsured rate varies by partisanship, Medicaid expansion, age, race, income

Emily Viles | Oct 10, 2019 | Alaska, Arizona, Texas

A new WalletHub report analyzes the rate of uninsured in each state following the implementation of the ACA nearly a decade ago. The report also breaks down the analysis by city, race and income level. Experts who compiled the report used 2018 US Census Bureau data.  WalletHub’s findings also compare...[ Read More ]

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