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Legislative Report

Governor Ducey signed an executive order calling on 27 state boards and commissions, including the AMB and AOB, to submit reports listing what professional licensing requirements are on the books.  The order requires boards to justify the existence of those…

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Sombrero Archives

To access past issues of  Sombrero magazine, click on the month below to view PDF. December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 Aug-Sept 2016 June-July 2016 May 2016 April 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 Aug-Sept…

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PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Let's face it, it's not easy to be a physician anymore. Outside forces have doctors looking for ways to manage practice overhead, hoping to improving the bottom line. We understand your situation and have taken steps to assist you in your…

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Final Medicare Fee Schedule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made considerable changes to policies in its proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) with the release of its final rule. Learn more at AMA Wire.

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MACRA Final Rule Release

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final version https://qpp.cms.gov/education of its physician Quality Payment Program under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). MACRA replaced SGR and moves physicians to a value-base payment…

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Are The Promises of ACOs Panning Out?

Vitalyst Health Foundation, in their new report titled The Progress and Promise of Accountable Care Organizations, offers a look at the standing and role of ACOs in Arizona. Lead author, Palmer Evans, MD interviewed ACO leaders throughout the state for…

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CMS Issues New Physician Fee Schedule

In early July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that updates payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2017.…

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