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Governor Ducey Proclaims April as Arizona’s Healthcare Decisions Month
Having the end-of-life discussion is not a one-day event, but a series of conversations. Read

2019 Annual Leadership Conference
Limited golfing spots and sponsorship opportunities available.  Read

AzHHA Legislative Update
Bill will improve healthcare access and help lower costs. Read

Security Metrics Strategy for Improved Risk Management
Do you know your company’s risk exposure to cybersecurity threats? Read

Arizona's Doctor Shortage Isn't Just Hurting Our Health
Economic case made for state GME funding in The Arizona Republic. Read

Point of Pride: Donor Network of Arizona
Creating awareness and sharing the importance of tissue and organ donation. Read

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AzHHA Legislative Update
Legislative Work Slows to a Crawl as Budget Deal Seems Distant. Read

National Healthcare Decisions Day is Fast Approaching
Inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. Read

MedPAC Recommends ED Visit Coding Guidelines
MedPAC asks for national guidelines on coding hospital emergency department visits. Read

Hospital Financial Results
Get a glimpse of the February 2019 data. Read

Arizona's Doctor Shortage Isn't Just Hurting Our Health
Economic case made for state GME funding in The Arizona Republic. Read

Point of Pride: Maricopa Integrated Health System
MIHS will be reopening Maryvale hospital this month. Read

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Legislative Update: Representative David Stringer’s Replacement is Announced
Former Senator Pierce to take Stringers place in the House. Read

Recent Legal Challenges in Healthcare
From ACA repeal to blocking association plans. Read

HRET HIIN Update
CMS offers yet another extension for HIIN work to continue. Read

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

Point of Pride: Terros Health 
Behavioral health professional receives National Recognition for her work. Read

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U.S. District Judge Strikes Medicaid Work Requirements 
Work Requirements similar to Arizona's are a no-go for Arkansas and Kentucky. Read

Democrats Unveil Legislative Package to Strengthen ACA as DOJ Announces ACA Should be Invalidated
Democrats push to keep the ACA while DOJ believes it should be struck down. Read

AHCCCS Holding Public Forums on Medicaid Waivers and RBHAs
Community forums to provide information to the public on current initiatives and receive public feedback. Read

Latest DataGen Reports
Hospital-specific reports support hospital operations, finance and enhance quality initiatives for AzHHA members. Read

Point of Pride: Kingman Regional Medical Center
Physician and PA duo recognized for their partnership. Read

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AzHHA Announces New President and CEO
Ann-Marie Alameddin succeeds Greg Vigdor who retires after six years. Read

Legislative Update: Calm Before the Committee Deadline Storm
Moving the needle and addressing issues affecting healthcare in our state. Read

MedPAC Recommendations: Medicaid DSH Cuts and Restructuring Allotments
MedPAC releases its March 2019 report to Congress. Read

Can Medicaid Work Requirements Weaken Hospital Finances?
New study says loss of coverage due to Section 1115 Medicaid waivers can potentially affect hospital finances. Read

January 2019 Hospital Finance Reports
Results show a steady increase in the childless adult population since June 2018. Read

Southwest Region Continuous Service Readiness (CSR) Workshop
Last call to register for a program that aims to improve quality and patient safety within facilities. Read

Point of Pride: Encompass Health Valley of the Sun
Annual Clinic helps amputees relearn the skills needed to safely start running again. Read

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Legislative Update: Calm Before the Committee Deadline Storm
Moving the needle in addressing issues affecting healthcare in our state. Read

Proposed Rule Seeking Providers to Disclose 'Secret' Prices
New HHS proposed rule might violate antitrust and contract laws. Read

A Cost-Effective and Efficient MSP Locums Program For AzHHA Members
Combines contingent and direct hire technology to fix chronic vacancies. Read

Updated Newsletter Means Readers Need to Take Action
Don’t miss the latest AzHHA news. Read

Medicare BFCC-QIO Webinar
Are you following compliance best practices? Read

Point of Pride: Donor Network of Arizona
Donor Network of AZ continues to break records … and break ground. Read

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AzHHA Priority Legislation Update and More
Telemedicine, Transfer of Registry, GME funding…Oh My! Read

AzHHA Welcomes New Board Member Julia Strange
But she’s not new to AzHHA. Read

Maricopa Health Matters
Maricopa County gives residents an opportunity to share their opinions and perceptions. Read

Latest DataGen Reports
Hospital-specific reports support hospital operations, finance and enhance quality initiatives for AzHHA members. Read

2019 Statewide Conference - Opioids: The Painful Truth
AzHHA is a proud partner in this day-long training on March 21st. Read

Point of Pride: Ryan House
More than 1,000 guests will attend The Ryan House Community Breakfast fundraiser. Read

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Hospital Group Releases Surprise Billing Principles
AzHHA will continue to support efforts to address surprise bills that arise from unexpected gaps in coverage. Read

Legislative Update: Addressing AZ’s Physician Shortages
Moving the needle on addressing healthcare accessibility in our state. Read

Arizonans for Better Healthcare Awarded a Reed Award
Arizona healthcare coalition awarded for their political campaign industry content. Read

3rd Annual Value Based Seminar
Combining technology, care management systems, and institutions to meet the quadruple aim. Read

CSS Exam Preparation Courses for HIM Professionals
Two sessions that are designed to improve, review, refresh, and renew your coding skills. Read

Point of Pride: Benson Hospital
Benson Hospital names new CEO. Read

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Legislative Update: Healthcare Directives Registry, Graduate Medical Education and DNR Orders
Find out which bills are keeping us up at night. Read

December Finance Reports
Operating income was slightly under 5 percent for the year. Read

Is your Organization Ready for a CISO?
Once a nice-to-have, security leadership is now a must-have for every organization. Read

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

6th Arizona Healthy Communities Conference
Early bird registration ending soon! Read

Point of Pride: Cornerstone Specialty Hospitals Southeast Arizona
AzHHA member receives designation as a Center of Excellence. Read

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Legislative Update: Budget, Electronic Prescribing, and Assignment of Benefit
AZ legislature is approaching an important deadline, meanwhile, some bills are moving through the legislative process. Read

House Committee Examines Threats to Preexisting Condition Protections
Hearing looks at potential impact of recent court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Read

Make the Most of the 2019 County Health Rankings
Here is the roadmap for using the data to make the biggest impact on your community. Read

To Share or Not to Share (My Data): That's Only (Part of) the Question
Learn about the clinical, ethical, policy, regulatory, and technological implications of data sharing. Read

Point of Pride: Maricopa Integrated Health System
Arizona leader recognized nationally for her exceptional leadership. Read

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Telemedicine Bill Unanimously Passes Legislative Committee
Legislators need to hear from healthcare professionals across the state. Read

AHCCCS Releases Proposed CYE 2020 DAP Metrics
Comments can be submitted until March 4th. Read

AHRQ: Hospital acquired-conditions decline by nearly 1 million
The decline has prevented an estimated 20,500 deaths and $7.7 billion in healthcare costs nationally. Read

2019 Statewide Conference - Opioids: The Painful Truth
AzHHA is a proud partner in this day-long training on March 21st. Read

ICD-10-CM Coding for Social Determinants of Health
A new resource is available for collecting data. Read

Point of Pride: AzHHA Rural Health Leaders Read

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MACPAC Proposes Phasing in Medicaid DSH Cuts, Restructuring Allotments
AzHHA will continue to urge our delegation to delay the ACA’s Medicaid DSH reductions. Read

AzHHA Legislative Update
Three weeks into legislative session with more than 900 bills introduced. Read

MSP Locums Program Offered at No Cost to AzHHA Members
Program assists with a more cost effective and efficient way to source and engage practitioners. Read

Professional and Community Training on Having the End of Life Conversation
Thoughtful Life Conversations continues to provide training across Arizona in 2019. Read

Equity of Care Award Applications Being Accepted
Deadline is February 19th. Read

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Governor’s Budget includes KidsCare, Maternity Telemedicine, and Hospital Assessment Increase
Governor Doug Ducey releases his $11.9 billion FY2020 state budget proposal. Read

HRET HIIN Update
Our work continues to show steady reductions in patient harm, increase in saved lives, and increase in cost savings. Read

Improving Healthcare Through Stable Housing
Hospitals play a role in addressing the needs of those with unstable housing situations. Read

November 2018 Hospital Finance Reports
Childless adult population is beginning to increase after a short period of decline. Read

Point of Pride: Kingman Regional Medical Center
An event the brings the community together to talk about health. Read

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Telemedicine Parity Legislation Introduced
Proposed legislation will improve healthcare access and help lower costs. Read

Arizona is Leading the Way in Improving End-of-Life Care
End-of-Life care data shows the there is still room for improvement. Read

Latest DataGen Reports
Hospital-specific reports support hospital operations, finance and enhance quality initiatives for AzHHA members. Read

The 2019 Arizona Hospital Directory Is Online
AzHHA members will be receiving their hard copies soon. Read

Point of Pride: Northwest Healthcare
Northwest Healthcare announces plans to open a new 7-bed hospital in Tucson. Read

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AHCCCS Solicits Comments on Proposed EPSDT Revisions
Comment period deadline is approaching, affecting maternal and child health. Read

Legislative Session: What Can We Expect
The Arizona state legislative session starts Monday. Read

Federal Judge Stops 340B-Related Payment Cuts
New ruling helps hospitals serve their vulnerable patients and communities. Read

Sierra Tucson is AzHHA’s Newest Member
AzHHA welcomes Sierra Tucson to the Association. Read

Point of Pride: Maricopa Integrated Health System
MIHS elects new chairman. Read