health care system Archives

Business And Community Leaders Are Trying To Figure Out What Health Care Reform Will Mean In Arizona

Health Care Reform in Arizona - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

For government and business, providers and patients, the U.S. health care reform legislation promises a new world of costs and care. Most individuals without insurance will be able to get it. Those who have insurance already probably will have to pay more for it. Hospitals, doctors and others in the front lines of health care… Read More →

Valley Doctors Balance Offices With House Calls

House Call

Sitting impatiently in a packed waiting room past your appointment time just hoping to be called next, seems like a far cry from the comfort of the old country doctor that made house calls. A few Valley doctors are resurrecting this relationship-oriented style of medicine through a hybrid concierge model; some even make house calls… Read More →

The State’s Health Care Industry Is Strong, But The Recession Is Taking A Toll

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Although I have only been in Arizona 11 years, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center has been providing high-quality care to Valley residents since 1895. And for the past century, St. Joseph’s has been known for two primary missions: Service to the poor and underserved; and outstanding care, particularly in the neurosciences, driven by groundbreaking… Read More →

CEO Series: Richard L. Boals

Richard L. Boals President and CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Richard L. Boals President and CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona What are some of the major trends in the health insurance industry? In health, I think there is a shift toward an increased responsibility toward the individual. We’re asking people to take accountability for themselves. We’re giving them information that they can use… Read More →

Arizona’s Health Care Industry Must Adapt To New Compliance Procedures In 2009

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The current economic downturn and the prospect of dramatic changes to the nation’s health care system under a new administration are making 2009 one of the most challenging years ever for Arizona’s medical industry. If that weren’t enough, however, our state’s hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic and out-patient centers — and the physicians who serve them… Read More →