Organization Key Facts

Organization/Key Facts

The Arizona Foundation is committed to delivering the best value to our customers, while providing access to quality medical care. Take a look at these facts about our provider network:

Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

Structure:  There are essentially three corporate entities in the organization:

  • The Arizona Foundation was established in 1969 and is governed by an all physician Board of Trustees who are elected by the membership of the Arizona Foundation. VyStream, a subsidiary of Arizona Foundation, is a recognized leader as an EDI Clearinghouse, Claims Re-pricer and Document Management Solution in the healthcare arena. They specialize in providing full front-end services from scanning, optical character recognition (OCR), data and image archiving, to complete re-pricing service applications, including the loading of pricing, provider and member data. By receiving "clean claims" in HIPAA-compliant formats, VyStream clients achieve higher auto-adjudication rates, maintain peak-level processing capacity, and eliminate their backlog - all with guaranteed turnaround time and data accuracy.

All of the above corporations are organized under the laws of the State of Arizona as not-for-profit corporations and neither the Medical Society nor the Arizona Foundation pay taxes on the income they receive from their tax-exempt activities. The Medical Society Business Services and VyStream pay taxes on income from their activities the same as any regular corporation.

Network of Health Care Providers: More than 15,800 healthcare providers participate in our network including,

  • 4,516 Primary Care Physicians
  • 7,971 Specialist Physicians
  • 3,341 Other Professional Providers
  • 70,766 Physician/Provider Locations
  • 73 Participating Hospitals
  • 13,715 Specialty Facilities
  • 941 Other Facilities

as of 04/01/16

Products and Services available for businesses, individuals and families:

  • PPO: Traditional Provider Network
  • POS: Best Value Provider Network
  • Foundation SELECT Provider Network
  • Foundation COMP Provider Network

Medical Management

  • CHOICE – Utilization Review
  • Utilization Management
  • Case Management
  • Population Health Management Management
  • Maternity Management

Business Services

  • Claims Re-pricing
  • Document (Claim) Management Solutions
  • EDI Clearinghouse

Mission Statement:
To promote, develop and encourage the distribution of medical services by its members to the people of Maricopa, and any or all other counties in the State of Arizona at a cost reasonable to both patient and physician; to preserve unto its members, the medical profession at large - and the public - freedom of choice of both physician and patient; and to guard and preserve the physician-patient relationship, and its innumerable benefits.