Spring 2011

AFMC Contact Information

AFMC Sales Consultants   


Judi Hayer  
direct: 602-417-2813

[email protected]

Larry Dennis, RHU

direct: 602-417-2301

[email protected] 

326 E. Coronado Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85004


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Take Steps to Live a Longer, Healthier Life

The American Medical Association's Healthier Life Steps program provides background information and resources to support a physician-patient partnership that improves four key health behaviors: diet, physical activity, alcohol consumption, and tobacco use. If patients align themselves with doctors to improve their lifestyle behaviors, serious conditions can be effectively managed, or better yet, prevented.
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AFMC's Newest Product - SingleSource !

SingleSource is AFMC's new partially self-funded and fully-integrated health benefits product.


What makes SingleSource different?  


It is an alternative to fully insured and traditional self-funded plans providing affordability, flexibility and customization for employer group benefits.

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Arizona Foundation for Medical Care

E-newsletter for Brokers, Consultants and Agents

EMI Health Chooses AFMC as Provider Network In AZ

EMI Health, a Utah-based health insurance organization, has chosen Arizona Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) as its provider network in Arizona for its self-funded medical plans. EMI Health, which recently expanded into Arizona, selected AFMC in part because of its proven record and reputation as the state's largest, statewide independent healthcare network. The AFMC network includes more than 13,000 professionals in 30,000-plus facilities across the state, as well as access to more than 70 hospitals.


"EMI Health is happy to serve the Arizona market, expanding our services into another state in the West," said Steve Morrison, CEO of EMI Health. "By working with the Arizona Foundation for Medical Care, we are able to offer a robust network of providers to our members throughout the state."


In addition to the vast provider network, EMI Health members in Arizona will benefit from the foundation's cost-effective fee schedules, rigorous credentialing process for providers and commitment to customer service. EMI Health services both self-funded and fully-funded medical plans. Read full news release... 

Looking for a Health Insurance Plan for Clients that have a Pre-existing Medical Condition?   


There is a health insurance plan for these individuals - Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan or PCIP.  


About the PCIP

PCIP was created as part of the Affordable Care Act. The PCIP program provides a new health coverage option for individuals that have been uninsured for at least six months, have a pre-existing condition or have been denied health coverage because of a health condition, and are a U.S. citizen or are residing here legally. Persons currrently covered by a healthplan, including employer plans, Medicare, Medicaid and existing high-risk pool programs are not eligibile for PCIP. The plan covers doctor visits, hospitalizations, prescription drugs and preventative care services. PCIP is a transitional program until 2014.


Accessing AFMC's Network of Providers 

A long-term business partner of AFMC's - Government Employees Health Association (GEHA) - is administering the PCIP program in over 20 states, including Arizona. GEHA's Network of Choice in AZ? Arizona Foundation for Medical Care. Not only will you have a solution for potential clients who may currently be un-insured, you'll also have peace of mind knowing that they have access to the largest provider network in Arizona.


To learn more about healthcare options in all states, visit www.healthcare.gov.  


To learn more about PCIP adminstered by GEHA, visit

www.pciplan.com or call 800-220-7898.

Partnership for Patients to Improve Care and Lower Costs for Americans 

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and CMS Administrator Donald Berwick launched the Partnership for Patients.  The Partnership for Patients is a new public-private partnership that brings together leaders of major hospitals, employers, health plans, physicians, nurses, and patient advocates along with State and Federal governments in a shared effort to make hospital care safer, more reliable, and less costly.  Read more...

Healthgrades Names Top Cities for ED Care - Phoenix Ranks 2nd

Heart attack victims and other people in need of emergency care have a

better chance of surviving in Cincinnati hospitals, where risk-adjusted mortality rates for patients admitted through the emergency department are the lowest in the nation, according to a study from HealthGrades.   


HealthGrades Emergency Medicine in American Hospitals found large differences in mortality rates for patients admitted through the ED, both by hospital and by market area, based on an analysis of more than seven million Medicare patient records from 2007 to 2009. 

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Bulk of State's Largest Companies Added Jobs in 2010 

Finally, it appears that a majority of Arizona's largest businesses are growing again. Reversing the trend in last year's report, it appears that more big companies added to their staffs than reduced them over the past 12 months, according to The Arizona Republic's annual tally of the state's 100 largest employers. Companies have been adding workers to expand service lines, grab more market share or just to accommodate customer demand as the economy ramps up again after the recession. Read more... 

Explore New Options for Your Clients

For an easy to manage integrated, self-funded program look no further than VentureNet Healthcare. VentureNet simplifies the self-funded process by providing one access point for groups, eliminating the need to maintain separate network access in different states. VentureNet Healthcare provides the perfect balance between quality service and products for its members. Discover how VentureNet's depth and breadth of products and services can provide innovative solutions for employers. Get started.

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