Update on Legislative Session / by Joe Furia

Greg Ensell, Vice President of Government Relations 

We are 39 days into legislative session and a major deadline in the legislative process is upon us. Tomorrow is the last day for bills to be heard in their respective committees. In practical terms, this means that many of the approximately 1200 bills introduced this session will die. Irrespective of the deadline, AzHHA has successfully championed proposals on several issues that will continue moving through the legislative process, including but not limited to: the timelines for insurers to credential physicians, addressing business practices of some insurers that have resulted in fraud, and providing additional funding for Critical Access Hospitals.