Affordable Care Act Archives

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 →

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 →

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona partly leaves Obamacare

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona will no longer sell individual plans through the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace, which is sometimes referred to as Obamacare, in two of Arizona’s counties. Approximately 44,000 people are enrolled with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona in Pinal and Maricopa counties through the marketplace for 2016, according… Read More →

Paul Johnson moves from politics to healthcare innovator

Politics

Paul Johnson has always been a groundbreaker. In 1990, he became the youngest mayor of a major American city when he became mayor of Phoenix at age 30. Under his leadership, Phoenix was voted Best Run City in the World. Since leaving politics, Johnson has turned his attention to healthcare, founding Redirect Health, which helps… Read More →

Treating the body with mental healthcare

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Building upon the success of the integrated healthcare model, Bayless Healthcare Group has taken steps to increase its emphasis of treating physical care with mental health. The Arizona-based business launched its Adult Primary Care extension earlier this month and recently opened the doors to its Therapeutic Wellness Center across the street from its midtown Phoenix… Read More →

Abrazo helps Arizonans enroll in affordable health insurance

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Abrazo Community Health Network will be providing free assistance to Arizonans to help them enroll in affordable health insurance coverage. In Arizona, about 75 percent of consumers qualified for financial assistance and cost reductions for 2015 coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace, according to federal statistics. Through its Path to Health program,… Read More →

AzHHA CEO sees encouraging trends in Arizona healthcare

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When he arrived in Arizona in 2013, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association President and CEO Greg Vigdor brought more than 30 years of experience in the evolving and ever-changing healthcare industry. With two years in Arizona under his belt, Az Business magazine sat down with Vigdor to hear his thoughts on industry trends and challenges,… Read More →

New Health Insurance Kiosk Launches in Valley

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Local Enrollment Services, the first health insurance kiosk in Arizona, will open at Christown Spectrum Mall in conjunction with the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment for health insurance on November 15. Local Enrollment Services and its staff will provide self-service solutions for people to enroll in the healthcare marketplace and to educate Valley residents about… Read More →

Abrazo helps Arizonans with healthcare enrollment

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Abrazo Health on Nov. 20 is launching its Path to Health education series aimed at helping Arizonans get affordable insurance coverage. The new enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace, a one-stop shop to more affordable and accessible health care, is Nov. 15-Feb. 15. Abrazo Health will hold free Path to Health… Read More →

NAIOP Arizona announces opposition to Prop 480

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The NAIOP Arizona board of directors has unanimously opposed Prop 480, an item on the Nov. 4 general election ballot that asks Maricopa County voters to approve a $1.4 billion general obligation bond over 27 years for the Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS). If passed, Prop 480 would be the third largest bond issuance in… Read More →

Op-Ed: A healthy advantage

Ron Genovese, founder and designated broker of GPE.
by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Industry Insiders

The Affordable Care Act has upended the healthcare landscape, and along with it, the office footprint for many physician practices. Fast-changing technology and related healthcare reform requirements are also shaping tomorrow’s medical spaces. Meanwhile, demand for medical office buildings will increase up to 20 percent by the middle of this decade, estimates the Urban Land… Read More →

PCH Helps Families Understand ACA

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by in Events | Featured | Healthcare

Families considering their health care coverage options have a new resource from the experts in pediatric care. Phoenix Children’s Hospital has created a webinar to help parents understand how the Affordable Care Act impacts their health care coverage and what to look for in both private insurance as well as the new marketplace exchanges. Whether… Read More →

Healthy Side Effect: ACA's impact on CRE, sustainability

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There’s another trend growing out of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) emphasis on wellness. Mark Stapp, a professor of real estate practice and executive director of Arizona State University’s Master of Real Estate Development program at the W.P. Carey School of Business, says the trend can benefit Arizona’s economic development efforts. “You say sustainability, and… Read More →

Healthy Outlook: Affordable Care Act means new healthcare opportunities in CRE

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Phoenix.  Photo / Gregg Mastorakos

“Tastes great!” “Less filling!” The old beer adage flavors trends in healthcare commercial real estate entering the Age of Affordable Care Act (ACA). There are tasty opportunities for new types of healthcare real estate and a glut of less-filled medical office buildings (MOB) that may result from consolidations. Healthcare providers are looking for patient-luring, high… Read More →