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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 →

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus earns cardiac designation

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has designated Abrazo Arrowhead Campus as a Blue Distinction Center in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical… Read More →

Best and brightest earn Healthcare Leadership Awards

Dr. Edward B. Diethrich earned the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Healthcare Leadership Awards.

Each year, Az Business magazine honors the most innovative healthcare leaders in the state at its Healthcare Leadership Awards. And in front of a full house Thursday night at The Camby in Phoenix, the most innovative healthcare leaders in Arizona were honored. “Healhchare Leadership Award winners and finalists represent all facets of healthcare in Arizona, from… Read More →

Meet the finalists for Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Each year, AZ Business magazine hosts the Healthcare Leadership Awards to honor the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare sector. Az Business is proud to announce the 2016 Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists, who were chosen by a panel of industry experts and will be recognized at the Healthcare Leadership… Read More →

VisionGate gets investment from Trinnovate Ventures

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Trinnovate Ventures today announced it will partner with Phoenix-based VisionGate to help accelerate clinical trial programs for both LuCED, a non-invasive diagnostic test targeting early stage lung cancer that responds best to therapy, and Iloprost, a chemoprevention drug for patients who have a pre-cancerous condition of the lungs called dysplasia.  Trinnovate Ventures, a subsidiary of… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead earns knee and hip designation

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona selected Abrazo Arrowhead Campus as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement for meeting national standards for quality and affordability. Abrazo Arrowhead Campus demonstrated that it delivers improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead earns national maternity designation

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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is among the first hospitals in the nation to be named a Blue Distinction Center for its maternity care program by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Nearly four million babies are born in the U.S. annually, making childbirth the most common cause of hospitalization. The new Blue Distinction Center program is… Read More →

BCBSAZ launches patch program with Girl Scouts

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), is working with Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus- Pine Council (GSACPC) to develop a special patch for girls that focuses on healthy living. The patch – available to all local Girl Scouts, from Daisies to Ambassadors – teaches the girls about several important aspects of wellness, including fitness, community, friendship,… Read More →

BCBSAZ launches kids’ healthy cooking contest

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is launching its 2016 kids cooking contest aimed at motivating Arizona kids to incorporate healthy options into their daily food choices. For the sixth year, the company is looking for original, great-tasting and kid-inspired side dish recipes for the Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge. Children ages 9–12, living anywhere in the… Read More →

As Obamacare enrollment opens, insurers tweak plans

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As open enrollment begins this weekend for the third year of Obamacare, insurance carriers in Arizona are “still trying to figure … out” which types of plans work best for them and for their customers. An estimated 100,000 Arizonans who could have received discounts on marketplace health coverage did not enroll this year. They were… Read More →

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona launches ‘Get In!’

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Do you know what deductible, network or formulary means? If not, then you may pick the wrong health plan for you and your family. So that doesn’t happen, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) today announced Get In!, a free online resource to help when buying insurance. It aims to make health insurance easier to understand so Arizonans Get… Read More →

Phoenix Chamber honors winners of 2015 IMPACT Awards

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) recognized eight outstanding Valley businesses at the 28th annual IMPACT Awards today, with Pinnacle Transplant Technologies and Goodwill of Central Arizona earning accolades as the 2015 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. The luncheon celebrated the remarkable contributions these companies and their employees make to the Greater Phoenix community.… Read More →

Bridges Center for Weight Management earns designation

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona named Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix as part of its Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care program. This healthcare facility has been designated as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for delivering quality care resulting in better overall outcomes for bariatric patients, while… Read More →

Az Business honors winners of Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Az Business magazine honored winners of the 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards Thursday in front of a packed house at the Arizona Grand Resort. “The Healthcare Leadership Awards honor the women, men and institutions whose passion and innovation are saving lives, extending lives, and improving the quality of our lives,” said Cheryl Green, publisher for AZ… Read More →