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Health Choice Integrated Care will serve N. Arizona


Health Choice, the managed care solutions division of IASIS Healthcare, has signed an agreement with the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (“NARBHA”) to form a joint venture called Health Choice Integrated Care to pursue new opportunities to deliver integrated behavioral and physical healthcare services in Northern Arizona. This collaboration between Health Choice and NARBHA… Read More →

Price Corridor's Continuum Park Lands Advanced Business Services Company


  Continuum Science & Technology Park in Chandler’s Price Corridor has landed its first major company — Nationstar Mortgage. Nationstar is one of the nation’s leading mortgage servicers and lenders. Nationstar will be placing 1,200 new jobs in 160,000 SF of space, with an option to expand. The company is currently occupying temporary space in… Read More →

Arizona Chamber Foundation issues Medicaid reports

medicaid program - new patient eligibility
by in Business News | Healthcare

The issue of Medicaid expansion continues to loom large in state policymaking circles, and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s research arm, the Arizona Chamber Foundation, has produced new reports on this important topic. The Foundation recently released a new Policy Brief titled The Business Case for AHCCCS Expansion. The brief outlines the impact… Read More →

Lawsuit Dropped To Prevent AHCCCS 5% Hospital Payment Cuts

Lawsuit Dropped To Prevent AHCCCS Hospital Payment Cuts
by in Healthcare | Legal

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) Board of Directors voted Tuesday to drop the lawsuit against the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) to prevent a five percent cut in hospital payment rates. After thoughtful consideration, the AzHHA Board of Directors decided it would be in the best interest of all the parties… Read More →

AzHHA Proposes Alternative To Medicaid Reform Plan, AHCCCS

AHCCCS Alternative - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

AzHHA and other health care organizations propose an alternative to Gov. Brewer’s Medicaid reform plan, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System ( AHCCCS ) The economic recession has had an impact on industries across the board and health care in Arizona is no exception. Arizona hospitals have lost more than $700 million in state… Read More →

Linda Hunt, CEO, St. Joseph’s Hospital And Medical Center

CEO Linda Hunt - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

CEO Series: Linda Hunt Title: President Company: CHW Arizona/St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center How is St. Joseph’s preparing itself to meet the changes being brought on by national health care reform and the state’s budget crisis? We’ve been on the ground from the very beginning. Catholic Healthcare West, our parent company, has really been… Read More →

Arizona’s Mental Health Braces for AHCCCS Heavy Cuts

Arizona Health Care Cuts, AHCCCS
by in Blogs | Healthcare

Sit back, close your eyes — after you have read this of course — and imagine your daughter, friend, brother or spouse suffering with no help in sight. A year ago you saw them excelling in life, overcoming their illness, stable with only happiness for the future when suddenly their standard medication was changed, their… Read More →

AzHHA’s New President And CEO Is Ready To Tackle The Industry’s Challenges

AzHHA’s New President And CEO Laurie Liles - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare

A familiar face has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA). Laurie Liles assumed her new role on Sept. 7, succeeding John Rivers, who will be available as a consultant until his retirement becomes official in January. Selected by the AzHHA board of directors on… Read More →

Massive Budget Cuts Have Arizona’s Hospitals And Health Care Industry Closing Ranks

Good Samaritan Hospital at sunset

As bad as 2009 was, the health care industry in Arizona is still bracing for the worst. So says John R. Rivers, president and chief executive officer of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA), whose organization, along with others, lobbied unsuccessfully against massive legislative reductions totaling $2.7 billion to the Arizona Health Care Cost… Read More →

Hidden Health Care Tax Hits Workers

Hidden Tax Revealed Chart

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) and the Arizona Chamber Foundation are joining forces to stop what we call a hidden health care tax on businesses and consumers. According to a study released by the Arizona Chamber Foundation, which is associated with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arizona employers and the state’s… Read More →