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AHCCCS suspends Medicaid work requirement

Emily Viles | Oct 31, 2019 | Arizona

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 ]

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 ]

Report finds that privatization of prison health care does not work

Emily Viles | Oct 8, 2019 | Arizona

A new federal court report suggests that Arizona prison health care should be public, not private. The report is based off of a 2011 law passed by the legislature that mandates the privatization of prison health care.  A 2018 lawsuit filed by a number of Arizona inmates against the state,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Insured rates, Swatee Surve, Interim committees

| Sep 27, 2019 | Arizona

While the legislative session is a few months away, important committee work takes place in the interim. Want to know about rate changes to MCO capitation rates? That was in committee yesterday. Data on opioid use is teed up today. Those items and a few others we think are worth...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Swatee Surve, Litesprite

Emily Viles | Sep 24, 2019 | Arizona

Swatee Surve is the Founder & CEO of Litesprite. She has developed a number of disruptive technology-based healthcare businesses for companies like Microsoft, Nike, and T-Mobile. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss video games as health treatment. As the founder and CEO of Litesbrite,...[ Read More ]

Nurses in Arizona and 3 other states strike for renewed contract

Emily Viles | Sep 24, 2019 | Arizona

Nurses in Arizona, and a number of other states, participated in a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals, demanding higher wages and better working conditions. Nurses have reportedly been working either under an expired contract or without a contract for nearly two years.  The strike occurred on Friday, according to...[ Read More ]