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Resources by State: Arizona

Factors Affecting the Development of Medicaid Hospital Payment Policies: Findings from Structured Interviews in Five States
Study examining Medicaid hospital payment policies with a focus on factors affecting payment mix and structure, the impact of state policies and financing methods, how states target hospital services or types such as rural hospitals, barriers to and drivers of change to payment methods, and more. Focuses on five states that made or are making significant hospital policy changes: Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, and Virginia. Appendix B includes state profiles.
Author(s): Thomas Marks, Kathy Gifford, Steven Perlin, Melisa Byrd, Timothy Beger
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Services: Selected States' Program Structures and Challenges Providing Services
Examines the challenges states face in providing home- or community-based care instead of nursing home care under their state Medicaid programs, focusing on Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, Montana, and Oregon. Addresses program funding, workforce issues, eligibility and enrollment, populations targeted for the programs, use of managed care, and more. Includes rural considerations throughout.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Statistical Profiles - Primary Care Area Statistical Profiles
Provides information on demographics, healthcare facilities and services, the number of providers, hospitalization by age group, leading causes of infant mortality, and prenatal care and fertility data for Primary Care Areas in Arizona.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Arizona
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Tribal Nursing Home Best Practices: Cultural Sensitivity
Details several models for culturally competent tribal nursing homes and the measures the facilities implemented to provide appropriate care for American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Discusses some initiatives implemented, such as hiring a cultural liaison to coordinate traditional activities and providing person-centered care.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Evaluation of an Academic-Community Partnership to Implement MTM Services in Rural Communities to Improve Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes and/or Hypertension
Evaluates a pilot project in Arizona where community health center and independent retail pharmacies offered medication therapy management (MTM) services on site and by phone to rural, underserved Arizonans with diabetes or high blood pressure.
Author(s): Melissa Johnson, Rebecca Jastrzab, Jared Tate, et al.
Citation: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, 24(2), 132-141
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
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Arizona County Health Insurance Coverage Profiles
Details health insurance coverage data by county for Arizona, including Medicaid and marketplace health insurance enrollment, as well as the rate of uninsured.
Author(s): Bryna Koch
Date: 02/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Best Practices for States to Identify and Address Breast Cancer Disparities
Discusses best practices, lessons learned, and resources identified through a breast cancer disparities learning community to assist health departments in Arizona, Tennessee, and West Virginia identify and address unique state and local breast cancer screening disparities.
Author(s): Josh Berry
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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The University of Arizona Center for Rural Health Annual Report, FY 2017-18
Highlights the Center for Rural Health's accomplishments, and describes challenges and opportunities for improving the health of rural Arizonans in the upcoming year.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Tribal Nursing Home Best Practices: Emergency Preparedness
Describes emergency preparedness approaches of 5 tribal nursing homes in the states of Arizona, Washington, New Mexico, and Wyoming.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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