National Rehab Week

This week, we celebrate the extraordinary work rehabilitation hospitals do to help improve the lives of patients every day. Of course, we cannot celebrate the success and contributions of our hospitals without recognizing the women and men who make them great. Below you will find a heartfelt letter of appreciation for our rehabilitation member Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson. At the heart of this … Continue reading National Rehab Week

National Recovery Month

Today’s blog comes to us from our friends at Community Bridges, Inc. (CBI), a non-profit integrated behavioral healthcare agency offering a variety of programs and services for Arizonans to become the best possible version of themselves. With September being National Recovery Month, we in Arizona are fortunate to have access to the largest recovery month celebration and expo on Saturday, Sept. 22. Read more about … Continue reading National Recovery Month

Regulatory Overload

Most would agree that some federal regulations in the health care world, particularly those that make sure patients receive safe, high-quality care – is both necessary and in the best interest of the patient. But, did you know, recently wrote: “Hospitals and post-acute care providers face 629 discrete regulatory requirements, including 341 hospital-related requirements and 288 PAC related requirements.” From the American Hospital Association: … Continue reading Regulatory Overload

Pain Awareness Month

The kids are back in school, the Diamondbacks are fighting for a playoff spot, and temperatures are starting to occasionally drop below triple digits! Yes, September is here in Arizona…which also means it is a very special time of year…..Pain Awareness Month. There’s been a lot of talk about opioids and opioid misuse over the past few years, so Pain Awareness Month is a chance … Continue reading Pain Awareness Month

Suicide Prevention Month

Today’s blog comes to us from our friends at St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center. The focus is on September being National Suicide Prevention Month and how, here in our state, we are seeing a rise in teen suicide rates. Once you’ve had a chance to look it over, we’d love to hear your feedback. Driving important discussions around the health issues making headlines is another way … Continue reading Suicide Prevention Month

Hospital Leadership Support Critical for 340B Compliance

Today’s blog comes to us from James Jorgenson, RPH, MS FASHP, Chief Executive Officer, Visante Inc. The focus is on what it takes to make the 340B drug pricing program successful. Once you’ve had a chance to look it over, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Generating meaningful conversations around the health issues affecting he people of our state is another way we are working toward … Continue reading Hospital Leadership Support Critical for 340B Compliance

Hospital Finance Report

Results for June 2018 show a marked increase in overall operating income year to date. At the same time, the uncompensated care is continuing to run well below the levels encountered when the enrollment was frozen. The graph below illustrates that uncompensated care rose when the number of childless adults covered by the AHCCCS program declined, and then decreased when coverage was restored and expanded to … Continue reading Hospital Finance Report