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August 17, 2017

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Webinar: Health Information / Coder Education and Training Programs
John Koeneke, Vice President of Business Development

AzHHA's newest Affiliated Partner, NJHA Business Solutions, will be hosting an introductory webinar. This FREE 45-minute webinar will be held August 30th. The webinar will provide highlights of (HIM) education programs, Coder mentoring and development classes, ICD-10 Helplines as well as software solutions including AUDIT Trax and HIPAA Trax that can help with RAC and HIPAA requirements. For more information, contact John Koeneke, or to register click here.

Arizona Telemedicine Program & Arizona Center for Rural Health make Rheumatology Accessible in Rural Arizona
Ann-Marie AlameddinVice President of Strategy and General Counsel

The Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) and the Center for Rural Health (AzCRH) are partnering to host a rheumatology teleECHO clinic beginning September 28th. Project ECHO programs provide access to specialty treatment in rural and underserved areas by increasing workforce capacity through sharing knowledge. This once monthly clinic will allow patients to receive rheumatologic care they need within their community from their primary care provider. For more information, click here.

Adda Alexander Patient Safety Conference
Sandy Severson, Vice President of Care Improvement

Join recognized industry experts, thought leaders and nurse executives from around the state in the 6th Annual Adda Alexander Conference on Patient Safety.  This one-day event will take place August 25th in Scottsdale. Don’t miss the chance to take away practical strategies and effective tools that will equip you to thrive as a leader and continue to provide the most cost-effective, safe and appropriate care to patients and families. To register, click here.

August DataGen Reports
Ann-Marie Alameddin, Vice President of Strategy and General Counsel

AzHHA has released the following reports to members for the month of August:

  • Home Health Proposed Rule CY 2018                  Sent 8/9/17
  • FY2018 SNF Final Rule Analysis                          Sent 8/10/17
  • Value-Based Purchasing Analysis                         Sent 8/15/17
  • FFY 2018 IPPS Final Rule                                     Sent 8/15/17

AzHHA members receive these reports free of charge and non-members may purchase a subscription with AzHHA. If you have any questions, contact AzHHA Analytics.

Point of Pride: Maricopa Integrated Health System

Each year the Phoenix Business Journal recognizes medical professionals who have improved health care, saved lives, and made a significant contribution to their communities. This year our member Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) is proud to have three finalists:

  • Susan Gerard - Lifetime Achievement finalist
  • Sydney Vail, MD and Trauma Team - Community Outreach finalists
  • Mamadou Souare - Volunteer finalist  

Congratulations to all three finalists!