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Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree gets a new CEO

20 August 2014

Susan Hicks will take the reigns as the new president and CEO of HealthOne’s growing Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, the company announced Monday. Hicks will move up from her current role as chief operating officer at Sky Ridge and become CEO effective immediately. Read more in Denver Business Journal

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Drews Named Interim Health-Exchange Chief

20 August 2014

Gary Drews, whose resume includes work with nonprofit organizations, higher education and the entertainment industry, on Friday was named interim chief executive of Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s health-insurance exchange. The appointment, which takes effect Monday, Aug. 25, was made Friday morning by a unanimous vote of Connect for Health’s board of directors to […]

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WellPoint to Change Name to Anthem

20 August 2014

WellPoint, one of the largest investor-owned health insurers in the country, is looking to rebrand itself as Anthem, pending shareholder approval. Joe Swedish, WellPoint’s CEO, told Modern Healthcare the insurer was making the change to better connect with consumers in a “radically changing” healthcare environment. After surveying 55,000 people about their healthcare preferences, officials said […]

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SCL Health’s Margin Slips, but Medicaid Expansion Fuels Optimism

20 August 2014

SCL Health’s operating margin fell slightly in the first half of its fiscal year, but the Denver-based system believes new healthcare reform efforts such as Medicaid expansion will help it in the long run. SCL Health owns eight hospitals and manages another. Four are in Colorado, a state that agreed to expand Medicaid coverage under […]

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New Colorado Springs VA Clinic Opens

20 August 2014

Replacing two old, crammed buildings for one new one, the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday opened its long-awaited Colorado Springs health care clinic – framing it as a way to expand care and ease wait times for the region’s fast-growing veteran population. Read more in The Colorado Springs Gazette

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Hospitals Reassess Charity as ACA Options Become Available

20 August 2014

As more Americans gain insurance under the federal health law, hospitals are rethinking their charity programs, with some scaling back help for those who could have signed up for coverage but didn’t. The move is prompted by concerns that offering free or discounted care to low-income, uninsured patients might dissuade them from getting government-subsidized coverage. […]

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Kaiser Names Leaders

11 August 2014

Dr. Patrick Kusek was named market medical director for its northern Colorado operations. Aboard certified pediatrician, grew up in Longmont, joined Kaiser Permanente in 1998 and has been the primary care operations chief since 2011.         Dr. Diane Lanese was named physician director of contracting and provider relations. Board certified in internal […]

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AspenPointe CEO Elected to National Board

11 August 2014

AspenPointe’s president and CEO has been elected to the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Board of Directors.

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Where Shoppers Pay More for Exchange Plans

11 August 2014

Rural residents paid higher premiums and had fewer options on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2014 than their urban counterparts, according to new analysis.

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HSAs Reach Nearly $23 Billion

11 August 2014

Health savings accounts have grown to an estimated $22.8 billion in assets and roughly 11.8 million accounts as of the end of June, according to the latest figures from Devenir.

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A Great Event

The State-of-the-State Breakfast was a tremendous success. Local leaders met to discuss the future of health care in Colorado. Our presenter, pollster and political analyst Floyd Ciruli, shared his insights regarding how the coming elections are shaping up and what is on the minds of Coloradans generated a lively and wide-ranging conversation.
If your interest in political activity was piqued, you can stay in the know by reading the Colorado Statesman. A weekly newspaper, it is the best way to keep abreast of Colorado legislative and political news. To subscribe, call 303-837-8600 or visit www.coloradostatesman.com.
Let us know what topics you'd like to explore in future events. Drop us a comment to ahertel@hmo-info.com.

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