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Ben Price’s Replacement At CAHP Announced

29 July 2015

The Colorado Association of Health Plans (CAHP), the trade association of health insurance carriers, has announced its new executive director. The board of directors has selected Charles Sheffield, a veteran at the Colorado Capitol at promoting legislative matters for industry and trade associations. For the past seven years, he served as director of government affairs […]

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New CEO hired for University of Colorado Hospital

29 July 2015

University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) has announced that Will Cook will be its next president and chief executive officer of University of Colorado Hospital. He replaces John Harney who retired from the position last month. Cook comes to Colorado from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), an academic medical center with 21 hospitals. He […]

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Colorado Springs Team Reduces Mental Health 911 Calls

28 July 2015

In December of 2014, the Colorado Springs Police Department established a crisis intervention group known as the Community Response Team (CRT), to deal with chronic super users of the 911 call system. These super users frequently exhibited mental health issues. Rather than take callers to an emergency room for observation or to jail, the team’s […]

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5.5 Percent Growth In Health Spending In 2014

28 July 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of the Actuary has projected that total health care spending went up by 5.5 percent in 2014 to a total of $3.1 trillion. Between 2008 and 2013, health care spending reached record annual lows at around 4 percent. The Office of the Actuary anticipates that over the […]

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Improvements To Health Care Quality For Seniors Pays Off

28 July 2015

A Yale University School of Medicine study has found that over the past fifteen years, the annual rates of deaths and hospitalizations for Americans in traditional fee-for-service Medicare programs has steadily fallen. The research also found that inpatient care spending for the focus group has similarly declined. Finds are published in the July 28, 2015 […]

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The Changing Role Of The Broker In An ACA World

28 July 2015

The role of the broker has changed with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act but they still play an important, albeit, different role in the current market. Employers are now turning to brokers to help with everything from navigating the ACA, to exploring technology capabilities, to administering group plans, and more. Read more of […]

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Colorado Docs Receive $3.7 M In Bonuses From United

27 July 2015

UnitedHealthcare awarded approximately $3.7 million in bonuses to more than 30 Colorado care providers named winners of the PATH Excellence in Patient Service Awards. The 30 care providers were among 4,000 nationwide who were awarded more than $54 million from UnitedHealthcare. They were recognized for achieving the highest levels in the health plan’s scale of […]

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Two Historic, Legislative Acts Celebrate Anniversaries

27 July 2015

On this date fifty years ago, July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that established the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Since their establishment, these two programs have provided health care support and economic security to millions of Americans. Medicaid alone now covers 25 percent of the population and 40 percent of […]

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Iora Health and Humana Expand Into Colorado

27 July 2015

The Accountable Care and population health management partnership establishing in late 2014 between Iora Health, Practice Administrators, and Humana will now open three primary care practices in metro-Denver. The practices are designed exclusively for Humana’s Medicare Advantage members and will be located in Arvada, Lakewood, and Denver. It is anticipated that the clinics will open […]

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Anthem to Acquire Cigna

27 July 2015

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s parent company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cigna Corporation, under which the parent company will acquire Cigna in a cash and stock transaction estimated at $54.2 billion. The deal combines the second and the fourth largest insurers in the country, based on membership. Negotiations […]

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