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    • Dialysis Facility Compare Star Ratings Data Release: January 2015

      Posted Friday, November 14, 2014 10:24:00 AM

      The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized the methodology for its Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) Star Rating program and is releasing previews of ratings to individual Medicare-participating dialysis facilities. Facilities will have 15 days to review … Read Full Article

    • Friday, November 14, 2014 10:07:00 AM

    • Health Alert: First Confirmed Influenza Case of the 2014-2015 Season

      Posted Friday, November 14, 2014 10:07:00 AM

      The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Pima County Health Department have confirmed the first influenza case in Arizona for the 2014-2015 influenza season. A child with no recent travel was diagnosed with influenza A (H3) by PCR at the Arizona State Public … Read Full Article

    • Friday, November 14, 2014 9:57:00 AM

    • Your Practice's ICD-10 Transition is in Good Hands. Yours.

      Posted Friday, November 14, 2014 9:57:00 AM

      It’s official: October 1, 2015 is the new ICD-10 compliance date. To help your practice with this transition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the new Road to 10 Program at http://www.roadto10.org. 

      Developed in collaboration with … Read Full Article

    • Friday, November 14, 2014 9:40:39 AM

    • Ebola Preparedness in Arizona

      Posted Friday, November 14, 2014 9:40:39 AM

      The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) recently held their first Governor’s Council on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response meeting. The Council outlined two priorities: (1) identifying a hospital or hospitals in Arizona that would be responsible for … Read Full Article

    • Friday, November 14, 2014 9:24:48 AM

    • "Grins Galore" at Day for Special Smiles Event in Mesa

      Posted Friday, November 14, 2014 9:24:48 AM

      On Friday, Nov. 9, more than 50 individuals with special needs received free dental care during Day for Special Smiles, an Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health annual initiative, which serves individuals with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities. … Read Full Article

    • Friday, November 14, 2014 8:48:44 AM

    • UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Developing Innovative New Fellowship

      Posted Friday, November 14, 2014 8:48:44 AM

      The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is developing an accredited physician fellowship pursuing the effective use of biomedical data to improve health.

      The two-year Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program, sponsored by Banner Good Samaritan Medical … Read Full Article

    • Friday, November 14, 2014 8:23:00 AM

    • Vote to Amend MCMS Bylaws

      Posted Friday, November 14, 2014 8:23:00 AM

      As stated in the open letter to membership in the Oct. issue of Round-up Magazine, the Maricopa County Medical Society has operated under outdated bylaws that were last revised in 1992. The reason for the lack of more recent updates is the cumbersome nature of the process for … Read Full Article

    • Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:48:00 AM

    • Medicare Patients Pay More At Rural Hospitals

      Posted Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:48:00 AM

      Originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette. An electrocardiogram, used to monitor heartbeats, will cost a Medicare patient about $5 at the average hospital but nearly $33 at a rural, critical access hospital. ECGs and nine other frequently provided outpatient … Read Full Article

    • Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:45:00 AM

    • Basic Health Program Funding Methodology Proposed Notice

      Posted Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:45:00 AM

      The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed notice establishing the methodology for determining federal funding for the Basic Health Program in program year 2016. The Basic Health Program provides states with the option to establish a health benefits … Read Full Article