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Dr. Cecilia Rosales: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Dr. Cecilia Rosales

Dr. Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, assistant dean and associate professor, University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health – Phoenix Rosales was appointed to the Academic Technical Council of the Binational Border Health Network, which is comprised of experts from 10 border states to improve response to the challenges posed by public health conditions… Read More →

Pam Nenaber: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Pam Nenaber

Pam Nenaber, CEO, Banner Health Pharmacy Services Prior to her current role, Nenaber was CEO for Banner Gateway Medical Center and COO for Banner Medical Group, which has more than 1,100 providers in 197 locations across six states. Advice: “Always be willing to try something new. You never know how new experiences may change your perspective and push… Read More →

Banner Health buys 32 Urgent Care Extra facilities in Arizona

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In a drive to meet consumer demands for affordability and quick and convenient access, Banner Health has announced the purchase of Urgent Care Extra’s 32 facilities in Arizona. These urgent care centers will become part of Banner on Oct. 1, 2016. New signs will re-brand these centers as Banner Urgent Care. By the end of… Read More →

Dr. Janice Johnston: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Dr. Janice Johnston

Dr. Janice Johnston, MD, co-founder and medical director, Redirect Health Dr. Johnston oversees medical operations and the patient experience, spearheading efforts to enhance quality care while improving administrative efficiencies. Advice: “Don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo in your industry. ‘Because that’s how we’ve always done it’ is not a good reason to continue down an… Read More →

Do you know your Medicare rights?

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As a person with Medicare, you have important rights. One of them is the right to appeal. An appeal is the action you can take if you disagree with a coverage or payment decision by Medicare or your Medicare health plan. For example, you can appeal if Medicare or your plan denies:  ■ A request for… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Redirect Health outperforms CDC benchmarks

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Member utilization of Redirect Health over the past 18 months makes it clear the company’s healthcare delivery model is working: the Arizona-based business, which helps employers nationwide build affordable healthcare plans through a partial self-insurance model, dramatically outperformed Centers for Disease Control benchmarks from Jan. 2015 through June 2016.  CDC collects utilization data from health… Read More →

Sharon Grambow: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Sharon Grambow

Sharon Grambow, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Sun Health Grambow is responsible for Sun Health’s organizational strategy for senior living, as well as the overall management of Sun Health Senior Living’s three Life Care communities — Grandview Terrace, La Loma Village and The Colonnade, and its nearly 600 employees. Advice: “Don’t create self-limiting barriers to… Read More →

Dr. Parul Goel: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Dr. Parul Goel

Dr. Parul Goel,  MD, interventional pain management specialist, Barrow Brain and Spine Dr. Goel employs a comprehensive approach to treat the pain conditions of her patients, which includes X-ray guided injection therapy, physical therapy and medication management. Advice: “Do what you are passionate about.  Speak up and trust your instincts.  Surround yourself with a team… Read More →

Sandy Gibson: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Sandy Gibson

Sandy Gibson, chief operating officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Gibson’s job is to keep BCBSAZ running smoothly. At BCBSAZ, Gibson leads by example with a daily focus on the company’s products, technology, financial performance and customer experience. Advice: “It is important to understand the big picture. Everyone should give themselves the chance to get… Read More →

UA aims to help asthma sufferers reduce attacks

Asthma is a big cause of school absences and can cause parents to miss work, too.

About 25 million people in the United States — 7 million of them children—suffer from asthma. A five-year, $7 million National Institutes of Health grant awarded recently to Monica Kraft, MD, an internationally renowned physician-scientist who specializes in translational asthma research at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and the UA Health… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Accolade raises more than $70M

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Accolade, Inc., an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems, announced it has raised more than $70 million in new Series E funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and with participation from Madrona Venture Group and others. Accolade will use the capital to expand its technology platform, R&D, and sales and marketing initiatives… Read More →

Fountain Hills-based Launch Financial offers free teledoc benefit

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At a time when the insurance industry is seeing a wider variety of plan availability, types and packages, Launch Financial has announced the release of its Outlook Gap Plan powered by Pivot Health — the ultimate insurance supplement. A one-stop-shop for complementary deductible coverage, this gap plan is the first of its kind. It embeds death… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare awards nearly $7M for quality care

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UnitedHealthcare recently recognized nearly 80 care providers in Arizona with the 2015 UnitedHealthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Service Awards for their commitment to improving health outcomes for people enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans. These care providers earned nearly $7 million in quality of care bonus payments for achieving performance metrics in the UnitedHealthcare PATH… Read More →

Arizona’s Obamacare consumers face higher costs this fall

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Insurance companies have one more day to let Arizona regulators know if they will drop or limit coverage under Obamacare, but this much is already certain: Coverage will still be available, but it will cost more. Five insurance companies that had offered coverage in the Affordable Care Act marketplace have told state regulators that they… Read More →