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Colorado Names New Chief Technology Officer

02 September 2014

The Governor’s Office of Information Technology has announced the appointment of David McCurdy has Colorado’s chief technology officer effective September 2. He previously served as associate vice president and chief enterprise architect at Englewood-based Catholic Health Initiatives. He is taking over for Suma Nallapati, who was promoted from Colorado’s CTO to CIO and secretary of […]

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The Colorado Rural Health Center Launches New Restructured Website

02 September 2014

Colorado’s nonprofit State Office of Rural Health and member-based association – today announced the launch of its new fully-featured website coruralhealth.org. The new site reflects CRHC’s commitment to providing resources and tools for rural healthcare providers and its role as the clearinghouse for rural health information. Other integral features include the cross-platform integration for mobile […]

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Coverage for End-of-Life Talks Gaining Ground

02 September 2014

DUNDEE, N.Y. — Five years after it exploded into a political conflagration over “death panels,” the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback, and such sessions may be covered for the 50 million Americans on Medicare as early as next year. Bypassing the political process, private insurers […]

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The Key Role Brokers Played in ACA Enrollments

02 September 2014

Brokers in four states led the way in healthcare enrollments by either working the front lines at sign-up centers, or behind the scenes coordinating enrollments with marketplace “assisters” to help people choose plans best suited to their needs. A new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation studied the role health insurance providers played in enrolling […]

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado Promotes Jeff Sepich to Regional Vice President of Sales

29 August 2014

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado today announced that Jeff Sepich has been named regional vice president of sales, a newly created role at the company. Sepich brings deep experience and market knowledge to his new position with more than 25 years in the health insurance industry. He previously served as Anthem’s director […]

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Not-For-Profit Hospitals’ Revenue Growth at ‘All-Time Low’

29 August 2014

Marking a second consecutive year of weak financial performance at not-for-profit hospitals, 2013 expenses outpaced revenue growth in the sector and similar results are expected this year, according to Moody’s Investors Service. In a median report released this week, Moody’s says “operating revenue growth dropped to an all-time low of 3.9 percent and was outpaced […]

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Health Law May Benefit More Small Businesses In The Fall

28 August 2014

Unhappy with the choices her insurance broker was offering, Denver publishing company owner Rebecca Askew went to Colorado’s small business health insurance exchange last fall. She found exactly what she’d been hoping for: affordable insurance options tailored to the diverse needs of her 12 employees. But Askew is in a tiny minority. Only 2 percent […]

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Rep. Amy Stephens to Advise Colorado Health Institute

27 August 2014

State Rep. Amy Stephens, a Republican who fought her own party over how to implement “Obamacare,” has joined the Colorado Health Institute as a policy adviser. In her advisory role, Stephens will ensure that the nonpartisan research institute is researching and analyzing health policy proposals from across the political spectrum, according to a news release […]

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Obama Plans More Measures to Improve Healthcare for Veterans

27 August 2014

President Obama on Tuesday promised several thousand military veterans that he would fulfill his “sacred trust” to those returning from America’s wars by overhauling a dysfunctional health care system, even as a new report documented “unacceptable and troubling lapses” in medical treatment. Addressing the American Legion’s national convention three months after a scandal rocked the […]

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HealthCare.gov Chooses Former Connecticut Exchange CEO Kevin Counihan to Lead

27 August 2014

CMS has selected Kevin Counihan to serve as Marketplace CEO, responsible for overseeing the federal online insurance exchange. Mr. Counihan is no stranger to the online exchanges, most recently serving as Connecticut’s health insurance exchange CEO. The state’s marketplace implementation was successful and exceeded enrollment expectations, becoming the first state to pass the enrollee goal […]

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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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3:00 pm Touching Artwork by Patients at Children’s Hospital @ University of Colorado Radiation Oncology
Touching Artwork by Patients at … @ University of Colorado Radiation Oncology
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