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5 tips for staying healthy during summer vacation

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Summer is here, and for many in Arizona, that means trips to destinations domestic and abroad. An all-time record 231 million passengers are expected to fly U.S. airlines between June 1 and August 31, up from 210 million a year ago, according to Airlines for America. That includes 30.5 million travelers on international flights. However,… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare provides $20M for affordable housing

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UnitedHealthcare and Chicanos Por La Causa Inc. (CPLC), are partnering to help Phoenix-area low- and moderate-income individuals and families access quality, affordable housing. The partnership is part of a pilot program by UnitedHealthcare called myConnections, which was developed to provide low-income individuals and families with access to essential social, medical and behavioral services that can have a significant… Read More →

Arizona ranks 30th among U.S. states for health

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In the country’s annual health checkup, Arizona ranks 30th this year when compared with other states – according to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report. The report’s national data show that in 2015, Americans are making meaningful progress on key health metrics including smoking less and leading less sedentary lives, but rising rates… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare offers dermatology services via telehealth

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Arizonans enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid plan can now receive faster diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders using remote imaging and telemedicine technology. Primary care physicians will be able to deliver more timely diagnosis and treatment through a new service that connects them to dermatologists online through a secure telemedicine application. Using UnitedHealthcare’s new service, primary care… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare launches app to help Medicaid members

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UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, is introducing its mobile app Health4Me® to Medicaid beneficiaries in 17 states, enabling plan participants to access important health information anytime, anywhere. The app enables people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plans to more easily manage their health benefits and navigate the health system, including: Accessing personal coverage health… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare awards $1.2M in bonuses for quality care

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Approximately $1.2 million in bonus payments went from UnitedHealthcare to 30 Arizona care providers named winners of the PATH Excellence in Patient Service Awards.* The recipients achieved the highest adherence levels for key quality measures by successfully closing gaps in care when treating UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members. They are among more than 4,000 care providers… Read More →

United Health Foundation gives $1M to MCDPH

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Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) was awarded a$1 million grant by United Health Foundation to support the Preventive Health Collaborative (PHC), which helps to ensure that all children from birth to five years of age, and their families, are living healthier lives. The grant will enable PHC to continue its work serving young… Read More →

Az Business names Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists

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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 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists, who were chosen by a panel of industry experts and will be recognized at the Healthcare Leadership… Read More →

Super Bowl generates $2M for local nonprofits

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The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, in partnership with the National Football League (NFL) Foundation, has distributed more than $2 million to 27 Arizona non-profit organizations. The broad range of nonprofits was selected to receive funding based on their program’s significant impact on the education, health and wellness of local youth. An estimated 400,000 local… Read More →

Skartveit named Delta’s director of underwriting

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Delta Dental of Arizona announced the hiring of Eric Skartveit as the dental insurance company’s new director of underwriting. “We are excited to have Eric as a part of the Delta Dental team,” said Craig Livesay, Delta Dental of Arizona’s vice president of operations. “His expertise in dental product strategy, risk management and financial consulting… Read More →

Stat Doctors Hires 3 Executives to Support Expansion

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Stat Doctors™, a leading eHealth solution providing 24/7/365 access to affordable quality care, added three senior-level executives to its growing staff to keep pace with the demand for convenient, high-quality telemedicine. · Dyan Bymark joins as vice president of marketing. She is responsible for planning and executing marketing plans to achieve growth targets. A veteran… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare, Banner Health Collaborate

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Banner Health Network and UnitedHealthcare are launching an accountable care organization (ACO) initiative to provide improved care coordination and enhanced health services to nearly 50,000 UnitedHealthcare plan participants in the region. Banner Health Network’s (BHN) partnership with UnitedHealthcare will help shift Arizona’s health care system from one based on volume of care to one that… Read More →

Arizona ranks 23rd for senior health

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Arizona ranked 23rd for senior health this year, according to the second edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report. Nationwide, seniors are showing encouraging gains in key health measures and taking more steps to improve their own health. Notable gains for senior health include declines in physical inactivity, improvements in quality of… Read More →

Jeri Jones – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Jeri Jones – CEO, UnitedHealthcare Jones has been with UnitedHealthcare for more than a decade and currently oversees employer and individual markets for Arizona, Utah and Idaho. Prior to taking this role, Jones was chief of staff for the West Region of UnitedHealthcare, responsible for strategy and execution of the regional vision and business plan.… Read More →