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DaVita to Pay $350 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegations

23 October 2014

DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc., one of the leading providers of dialysis services in the United States, has agreed to pay $350 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce the referral of patients to its dialysis clinics, the Justice Department announced today. DaVita is headquartered in Denver, […]

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DaVita HealthCare Partners to Purchase Colorado Springs Health Partners

22 October 2014

Torrance, Calif.-based HealthCare Partners, a division of the dialysis and population health giant DaVita HealthCare Partners, will acquire Colorado Springs (Colo.) Health Partners, the company announced Wednesday. HealthCare Partners operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Nevada, Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. The purchase of Colorado Springs Health Partners expands HealthCare Partners […]

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Edie Sonn Leaves CIVHC for Pinnacol Assurance

21 October 2014

Edie Sonn will leave her VP of strategic initiatives position with the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) to become vice president of communications and public affairs for Pinnacol Assurance. She had been serving as the interim CEO for CIVHC while a national search was conducted. The search resulted in the appointment of […]

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Colorado Springs Call Center Won’t Close, After All

21 October 2014

In a dramatic about-face, Firstsource Solutions Ltd. announced Monday that it will keep its Colorado Springs call center open and add 100 employees over the next 18 months after receiving a contract from a major health care plan to enroll new members. The India-based company said in March that it would close the center at […]

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Employers and Insurers Adopt “Reference Pricing”

21 October 2014

Aiming to contain health care costs, a growing number of employers and insurers are adopting a strategy that limits how much they’ll pay for certain medical services such as knee replacements, lab tests and complex imaging. A recent study found that savings from such moves may be modest, however, and some experts question whether “reference […]

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Hospitals’ Struggles To Beat Back Familiar Infections Began Before Ebola Arrived

21 October 2014

While Ebola stokes public anxiety, more than one in six hospitals — including some top medical centers — are having trouble stamping out less exotic but sometimes deadly infections, federal records show. Nationally, about one in every 25 hospitalized patients gets an infection, and 75,000 people die each year from them—more than from car crashes […]

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New Doctors Site Rates for Experience, Quality

20 October 2014

The first comprehensive physician rating and comparison database launches Monday in time for open enrollment on federal and state health exchanges, as well as for many employer-provided plans. The new version of the website Healthgrades.com uses about 500 million claims from federal and private sources and patient reviews to rate and rank doctors based on […]

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UC Hospital Named to “100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Program”

17 October 2014

Becker’s Hospital Review has named the following hospitals and health systems to its list, “100 hospitals with great neurosurgery and spine programs.” Hospitals and systems on the list offer remarkable spine and neurosurgical care as based on clinical accolades and recognition from various healthcare groups and agencies. These hospitals have been recognized for excellence in […]

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Insurance Cancellations Fuel Campaign Rhetoric

17 October 2014

More than 22,000 Coloradans were informed in the past month that their health coverage will be canceled at the end of the year, state insurance authorities disclosed this week, a spike in cancellations already roiling the state’s fierce campaigns for the Senate and governor’s seat. Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, who’s running to unseat Democratic Sen. […]

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First Choice Plans Colorado Springs Hospital

15 October 2014

Adding to its four free standing emergency facilities in the Colorado Springs area, First Choice Emergency Room has submitted plans to the City’s Planning Department for a new 24-hour hospital along the North Nevada Avenue corridor. The hospital will initially have a 24 bed capacity with an expansion potential of up to 52 beds. The […]

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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.
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