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PPO deductibles increase 50% in 2016, survey shows

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The median in-network deductible on an employer-sponsored PPO health plan increased 50 percent, from $1,000 to $1,500 in 2016, yet employer costs remain steady, according to the newly released 2016 Health Plan Survey from United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s largest independent survey of employer-sponsored benefits. Despite these significant deductible increases, nearly half of all… Read More →

New hires bring new level of service to healthcare market

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With more than 40 years of combined experience in commercial real estate, brokerage and healthcare, Patti Gentry and Chelsea Maddox aim to take Keyser’s healthcare division to the next level with their senior leadership and selfless service mentality. Jonathan Keyser, founder of the company, calls both hires a “great cultural fit with extraordinary commitment to… Read More →

Redirect Health becomes go-to source for restaurants

Redirect Health

Challenged by slim profit margins and increased operating expenses, especially those caused by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), restaurants have started looking at smarter solutions to manage costs. Dozens of franchises and independently owned restaurants have turned to Redirect Health to improve the quality of healthcare, protect employees from rising costs and guard their revenues while maintaining… Read More →

Transwestern adds Debra Schooler to healthcare advisory team

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Debra Schooler joined the Transwestern’s Healthcare Advisory Services group as the vice president and national director of Healthcare Property Management on Monday. Based in Phoenix, Schooler will support business development efforts while focusing on national healthcare real estate best practices and training across property and facilities management, lease administration and real estate compliance. “As our… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus earns top safety score

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Abrazo Community Health Network’s Abrazo Arrowhead Campus received an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2016 Safety Score, demonstrating the hospitals’ commitment to deliver safe, high-quality patient care. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved… Read More →

Medical office demand on rise

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Colliers International in Greater Phoenix released its Medical Office Research and Forecast Report for first quarter 2016. Conditions were mixed in the Greater Phoenix medical office market in the first quarter. Vacancy ticked lower, but the rate rose in on-campus buildings. Across the market, rents dipped in the first quarter, but have inched higher over… Read More →

Risas Dental & Braces plans 7 new locations

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Risas Dental & Braces, a Phoenix-based healthcare company, is expanding its roots in Arizona and Colorado with its next Valley location confirmed to open next month at Westgate in Glendale. Led by Managing Director Jeff Adams, Risas has been able to make a difference for communities by making proper oral care and flexible treatment options… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus earns cardiac designation

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

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 →

Ryan House to host annual fundraiser with Luis Gonzalez

Ryan House

Ryan House, a nonprofit that provides respite care, therapy, pediatric palliative care and end-of-life care to children, is hosting its annual fundraiser on Friday, May 6th from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom at the Arizona Biltmore. Special guests at this year’s fundraiser include former Arizona Diamondbacks player Luis Gonzalez, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton along… Read More →

Cancer Society hosts Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

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American Cancer Society Chief Cancer Control Officer Dr. Richard Wender is set to keynote the first-ever Arizona Colorectal Cancer Roundtable on Monday, April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States for men and women… Read More →

IASIS Healthcare names Nate Malcolm as COO

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IASIS Healthcare has announced a new addition to its leadership team as Nathaniel Malcolm takes on the role of Chief Operating Officer for Mountain Vista Medical Center a full-service hospital in east Mesa. As COO of the medical center, Malcolm will oversee financial and operating performance of the 178-bed acute care hospital, its more than… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital among 1st to use new therapy

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Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is among the first in the United States to offer a new treatment to provide relief for patients suffering from the painful symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD) – a condition caused by a build-up of plaque that blocks blood flow in the arteries of legs or feet. The device, Avinger’s… Read More →

TGen pioneers RNA sequencing for patient care

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Uncovering the genetic makeup of patients using DNA sequencing has in recent years provided physicians and their patients with a greater understanding of how best to diagnose and treat the diseases that plague humanity. This is the essence of precision medicine. Now, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are showing how an even more detailed… Read More →

Ryan House seeks insurance reimbursement

Redirect Health

Ryan House, a nonprofit that provides respite care, therapy, pediatric palliative care and end-of-life care to children, partnered with ASU in a study to show its services are eligible for insurance reimbursement. Currently, Ryan House is completely funded by donations. The university is collecting data from Ryan House to prove it operates under a cost effective model in order… Read More →