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STATE-OF-THE-STATE…Early Discount Ends Today!

15 April 2015

Colorado Managed Care Newsletter is celebrating 20 years of publishing healthcare news in Colorado with a look back at our healthcare history. REGISTER NOW and join us for breakfast at The Wellshire Inn on Thursday, May 7.  Amy Fletcher will moderate a discussion with Ruth Benton, Mark Carley, Bill Lindsay, Janet Pogar and Debbie Welle-Powell.  […]

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Senate Passes “doc fix” Medicare Bill

15 April 2015

On Tuesday, the Senate passed a bipartisan bill to prevent the anticipated 21% cut in payments for doctors who treat Medicare patients. The cut went into effect on April 1, 2015 but the two week delay in paying doctors for services by CMS gave the Senate 14 more days to pass the so-called “doc fix” […]

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Exchange Board Approves $5.1 Million IT Fix

14 April 2015

Colorado’s health exchange board voted unanimously on Monday to spend an additional $5.1 million to fix its unreliable IT system that is shared with the state Office of Information Technology and Medicaid. The problematic IT system has already cost Connect for Health Colorado around $6 million. Read more in Health News Colorado.

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Interim Director Appointed for VA Medical Center

14 April 2015

Carolyn Adams has been appointed by the Department of Veterans Affairs as interim director of the Denver VA Medical Center. She has most recently served in similar capacities at two Veteran Administration facilities in South Carolina, William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia and Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston. In […]

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“Charity Care” Drops by 40% at Valley View Hospital

14 April 2015

In its 2014 annual report, Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs reported that the hospital’s uncompensated patient care costs were $9.8 million in 2014 compared to $16.4 million in 2013, representing a 40% decrease.  The nonprofit hospital saw a 4.2 percent increase in Medicaid patients during 2014 and credits the “charity care” expense reduction to […]

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Healthcare Ranks High Among Top Workplaces

13 April 2015

Annually, the Denver Post and WorkplaceDynamics conduct a survey of employees to determine organizational health and employee engagement within local companies. Healthcare is well represented in this year’s survey. Workplaces are divided by size into large (more than 500 local employees), mid-size (150-499) and small (fewer than 150). The TOP Workplaces for large companies include: […]

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VA Finds Funds for Denver Hospital

13 April 2015

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs told Congress that it has found funds to complete the Denver VA Medical Center from an account established to improve health care within the department. The $5 billion account was established to hire more physicians, upgrade facilities, improve efficiency and provide other health care services to […]

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CSHP Opens Medical Facility In Monument

13 April 2015

Monument is home to a new Colorado Springs Health Partners’ medical facility that will serve the community with family practice, urgent care, walk-in lab, and x-ray services. The new facility on Jackson Creek Parkway will host a ribbon-cutting and Open House on Tuesday, April 28th from 5:30 TO 7pm. Read CSHP Press Release

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1 in 5 Patients Report Age Discrimination in Healthcare Settings

10 April 2015

Ageism is common in healthcare, and when older adults experience it frequently, they’re more likely to develop new or worsened disability, according to a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers analyzed data from 6,017 Americans older than 50 who took part in the 2008, 2010, and 2012 nationally representative Health and Retirement […]

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Front Range Orthopaedics Has New Partner

10 April 2015

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and Front Range Orthopaedics have signed a Professional Services Agreement that includes the purchase of Front Range Orthopaedics (FRO) assets by Penrose parent company Centura Health. Under the agreement, Penrose-St. Francis will employ the staff and run the practice. While the physician group previously serving FRO will provide the professional physician […]

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Thank You For Your Loyalty.

HCCA, publishers of the Colorado Managed Care Newsletter, began reporting on the financing of healthcare in Colorado in December of 1983. As we begin our 31st year, we are grateful for the opportunity to be one of your sources of information in this ever-changing, healthcare market.

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