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Banner Health implements three telemedicine programs, plans for more

Banner Health in Phoenix has one more site left--in Fairbanks, Alaska--before its telemedicine program is available systemwide.

Aetna, Banner score $5M in federal Shared Savings program

Leaders at Aetna and Banner Health Network report they have received some $5 million in Medicare Shared Savings funding for their successful accountable care collaboration in 2013, according to  Heraldonline.com.

AHA, hospital groups sue over two-midnight rule

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and several individual healthcare delivery systems and hospital groups have filed two lawsuits challenging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' two-midnight rule and associated Medicare payment cuts, Health Data Management reports.

Empathy plays a greater role in healthcare

With the Affordable Care Act tying patient satisfaction to hospitals' incentive payments, patient experience efforts have been moving up the priority list.

States mandate flu vaccinations for health workers

The Rhode Island Department of Health on Friday adopted regulations that require all health workers in the state to receive flu vaccinations, while Colorado requires 60 percent hospital employees get flu shots.

Arizona Blues, Banner Health create Medicare Advantage plan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is hoping to take advantage of the lucrative Medicare market by joining forces with one of the state's largest healthcare networks to create a new Medicare Advantage health plan.

Banner Health to pay $255K in discrimination settlement

Banner Health will pay more than a quarter of a million dollars to settle claims that the Phoenix-based health system discriminated against an employee with an intellectual disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said this week.

Hospitals accelerate cost-cutting efforts

With a push from private insurers, employers and government officials, the industry is seeing hospitals and health systems step up efforts to control escalating healthcare costs.

Banner, Dignity, Abrazo systems withdraw from hospital association

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) is getting the cold shoulder from three of the largest hospital systems in the state--Banner Health, Dignity Health (formerly Catholic

CMS poised to select first Pioneer ACOs

UPDATED: 11/4/11 5:31pm--One of the largest health systems in Arizona is poised to become the first accountable care organization (ACO) under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS)