Iserson featured in 20/20 segment Sept. 13

Ken Iserson, MD, Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona and PCMS member, is featured in an upcoming ABC 20/20 segment on improvised medical practices used to save lives. Iserson is in one of four segments on…

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CMS takes steps to end bundled payment initiatives

CMS has proposed canceling the cardiac and expanded joint replacement bundled payment models. The rule, which was sent to the Office of Management and Budget last week, would cancel the mandatory bundled payment programs for heart attacks and bypass surgeries…

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Be prepared for PMP!

After the Arizona Board of Pharmacy announced that the Arizona Controlled Substance Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is now integrated with Health Current, the statewide health information exchange, the monitoring program will take effect October 16. Authorities say PMP is an important…

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UA adds five primary care physicians to staff

Banner University Medical Group welcomed five new physicians to the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UA College of Medicine. All of the new staff members will be primary care physicians.   Anthony Arnold, MD Dr.…

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Banner University Medical Center Ranked Among Top Hospitals

Banner University Medical Center Tucson has been ranked among the best hospitals in the nation for cancer, geriatrics, gynecology and pulmonary care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Hospitals’ ratings, and as “high performing” in four other medical specialties. The publication also rated Banner University…

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People and Programs on the Move at UA Health Sciences

UA’s Dr. Monica Kraft Elected Fellow of European Respiratory Society Monica Kraft, MD, chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious European Respiratory Society. She is one of only 17 people…

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Controlled substance prescribers face new state requirements

Effective October 1 or 60 days after the data has been integrated in the statewide health information exchange, prescribers are required to obtain a “patient utilization” report from the Arizona Controlled Substance Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (CSPMP) before prescribing opioid,…

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PCHD releases latest Epidemiology Enhanced Surveillance Report

Providers are our eyes and ears in the community.  Please report immediately unusual numbers of patients presenting with similar symptoms, unusual symptoms, or unexplained infectious diseases in healthy individuals.  Do not wait until laboratory results become available. This report includes:…

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