Mayo Clinic's quest for more than $500 million in public funding to support its $6 billion expansion plan took its first legislative steps on Thursday in what will likely be a long, winding journey. Sen. Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, and Assistant Majority Leader Kim Norton, DFL-Rochester, both introduced bills to advance the clinic's Destination Medical Center initiative.
President Obama on Thursday renominated Marilyn Tavenner to one of the top healthcare posts in the administration. It's the second time Obama has nominated Tavenner to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the agency that oversees Medicare, Medicaid and most of the implementation of President Obama's signature healthcare law.
According to a report from the Arizona Republic, "The Arizona Department of Corrections and Wexford Health Sources, Inc. have agreed to terminate the company’s medical-services contract that provides health care for inmates statewide.
Wednesday’s abrupt announcement of the split came in the wake of accusations last year that the company improperly dispensed medicine to inmates and wasted state resources.
Vidhya Kannan, MD, Joins Practice as Staff Physician
The Physician Group of Arizona is pleased to announce Endocrinology Associates of Arizona in Mesa, Ariz. is now accepting new patients. Board-certified staff physician, Vidhya Kannan, MD, offers a variety of services surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the endocrine system.
Family Doctors Office Walk-In-Center Welcomes Staff Physician Heeran Abawi, MD
Laveen Primary Care has been renamed to Family Doctors Office Walk-In Center effective immediately. In addition to the name change, the practice welcomes Heeran Abawi, MD, as a staff physician. Family Doctors Office Walk-In Center will offer a wide range of medical and preventive care services for youth, adults and seniors. New and walk-in patients are accepted.
A Congressional Budget Office analysis released this week lops $107 billion from the cost of eliminating the Sustainable Growth Rate funding formula, and that new estimate has resuscitated efforts by some in Congress and the physicians' lobby to repeal the reviled but unenforced mandate.
The current health care system in the United States is undergoing massive changes. Arizona State University is on the forefront of this transformation and has established a new School for the Science of Health Care Delivery.
The first of its kind in the nation, the school will foster research and prepare students from a variety of backgrounds to be leaders and innovators in the effort to improve health outcomes that are cost-effective for people and the community. The school will begin teaching students in fall 2013.