Connection Newsletter by Joe Furia

340B Program Update
Senate HELP Committee reviews 350B drug program once more. Read

Medication Assisted Treatment Training for Opioid Use Disorders
A training focused on improving patient outcomes. Read

AzHHA Releases Hospital Financial Reports for March 2018
Uncompensated care continues to drop while operating margins increase. Read

Summer State of the State – Tucson and Phoenix
Register for the Hertel Report’s Summer State of the State offered in two dates. Read

Point of Pride: West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation
Integrating laughter in order to improve mental health. Read

Connection Newsletter by Joe Furia

CMS Releases Strategy to Promote High-Quality Healthcare for Rural Communities
CMS works on addressing the unique economics of providing rural healthcare. Read

Register For the 5th Annual HAI/HAC Prevention Summit
Two-day conference filled with quality improvement resources for hospitals and long-term care facilities. Read

White House Proposes to Rescind Certain CHIP, CMMI Funding
Proposed $15.4 billion cut in prior appropriations to federal programs. Read

Workplace Violence Prevention Training
An interactive program designed for all staff in healthcare. Read

AzHHA Members Working Towards Healthiest State Vision
Meetings taking place this month to advance priority initiatives. Read

Point of Pride: Phoenix Indian Medical Center
This week we are celebrating the hard work and commitment of nurses. Read

Connection Newsletter by Joe Furia

Budget Passes and Includes First Reimbursement Rate Increase in More Than a Decade
The midnight oil burned bright at the State Capitol last night as the legislature passed the FY2018/2019 budget. Read

CMS Issues 2019 Payment Rules
CMS issues a series of proposed rules for 2019. Read

Workplace Violence Prevention Training
An interactive program designed for all staff in healthcare. Read

PAHPA Reauthorization Discussion Draft has Been Released
Possible reauthorization of Hospital Preparedness Program and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program through 2023. Read

Register Today for the 22nd Annual Western Regional Trustee Symposium
Registration deadline is approaching. Read

Another 340B Bill Introduced
A new bill is introduced that does little to address the high drug costs.Read

Point of Pride: Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
AzHHA member makes it to the Top10 Percent for the 11th  year. Read

Connection Newsletter by Joe Furia

Governor Signs Opioid Trailer Bill
Governor signs bill that clarifies provisions in opioid special session bill. Read

Uniform Accounting Report Filings
Deadline for Uniform Accounting Reports is approaching. Read

Save the Date for AzHHA’s Annual Leadership Conference
Mark your calendars, the AzHHA Annual Leadership Conference dates have been announced! Read

50 Women Can Change The World in Healthcare Leadership Program
A program designed to specifically meet the unique opportunities and challenges women experience in the healthcare industry. Read

Point of Pride: Maricopa Integrated Health System
Mental health center in Avondale gets young man back to pursuing his passion. Read

Connection Newsletter by Joe Furia

Governor Announces 20% Teacher Raise, Negotiates with Legislature
Governor Ducey announced an ambitious plan to increase teacher salaries 20% by 2020 and is now hard at work negotiating a budget that will fund it. Read

Recent Rulings from the Arizona Court of Appeals
Arizona Court of Appeals rules on provider liens and county court hotline. Read

AzHHA Partners with Alagen
AzHHA’s newest affiliated partner Alagen, a Phoenix-based provider of cybersecurity services. Read

HRET HIIN Update
AzHHA HIIN hospitals continue to show steady reductions in harms, more lives saved, and costs avoided. Read

Healthcare – Innovations for Business and Their People Luncheon
Bringing local talent together for the most comprehensive symposium on the subject of business and healthcare. Read

Point of Pride: Life Point Health
Life Point Health recognized for their efforts in quality and patient safety. Read

Connection Newsletter by Joe Furia

Legislature Slows To A Crawl as AzHHA Gears Up for PAC Fundraising Campaign
AzHHA asks for your help backing elected officials and candidates who support improving healthcare in Arizona. Read

CMS Issues Final 2019 Marketplace Rule
Setting standards for health plans sold through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace. Read

AzHHA Releases Hospital Financial Reports for February
Inpatient services rise. Hospital operating margins increase. Read

Register For The 5th Annual HAI/HAC Prevention Summit
Two-day conference filled with quality improvement resources for hospitals and long-term care facilities. Read

Nonprofit Hospitals Offered Free Community Benefit Tools
Registration is open for a free webinar offered to all Arizona hospitals and community organizations to make strategic plans. Read

Point of Pride: Arizona Healthcare Decisions Month
Governor proclaims April as Arizona Healthcare Decisions Month.  Read

Connection Newsletter by Joe Furia

Governor Releases School Safety Proposal
Budget work continues as Governor’s office releases school safety proposal. Read

Senate Approves Opioid “Trailer Bill”
Opioid bill moves to House for final approval. Read

AzHHA Welcomes New Healthcare Member: Hospice of the Valley
AzHHA welcomes Arizona’s leading provider of end-of-life care to its membership. Read

Resources for HIM Professionals
This month’s resources for HIM professionals. Read

Point of Pride: Steward Healthcare
Health system presents national chairman's award and long-term service awards to Arizona employees. Read

Connection Newsletter by Joe Furia

West Valley Special Election Heating Up
Special election for West Valley residents is right around the corner. Read

Arizona Healthcare Decision Month: An Act of Love
Give the people you care about the gift of advance care planning. Read

Special Pathogens Symposium
Regional preparedness efforts were key in the wake of the recent 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic. Read

DataGen Reports
Hospital-specific Medicare analytics that support hospital operations, finance and quality initiatives. Read

Point of Pride: HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital
Rehabilitation hospital encourages amputees to get moving with 2nd Annual HealthSouth Amputee Running Clinic. Read

Connection Newsletter by Joe Furia

Legislature Tackles School Safety and Education Funding as Budget Work Continues
Work on the state budget has taken a backseat to two high profile issues: enhancing school safety and extending Proposition 301’s education sales tax. Read

AHCCCS Released Draft CYE 2019 Differential Payment Adjustments
Participating hospitals will qualify for 0.5% rate increase as proposed by AHCCCS. Read

New Tool Helps Patients Get the Right Care at the Right Time
AzHHA Post-Acute Care group develop a tool to find the right level of care for patients. Read

AzHHA Releases Hospital Financial Reports for January 2018
Inpatient services rise. Hospital operating margins increase. Read

Point of Pride: Aurora Behavioral Health System
Behavioral Health Hospital ranked number one in Arizona. Read