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Turney Leaving Medical Group Management Association to Lead Marshfield Clinic

23 July 2014

MGMA President and CEO Dr. Susan Turney plans to resign Aug. 29 to take over as the first CEO of the Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System starting Sept. 1.

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Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death, Senators Told

23 July 2014

At a Senate subcommittee hearing, hospital quality experts urge lawmakers to establish measures to halt preventable medical errors in hospitals, which kill as many as 400,000 people each year.

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Biggest Insurer Drops Caution, Embraces Obamacare

23 July 2014

UnitedHealthcare, the insurance giant that largely sat out the health law’s online marketplaces’ first year, said Thursday it may sell policies through the exchanges in nearly half the states next year.

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Federal Appeals Courts Issue Contradictory Rulings on Health-law Subsidies

22 July 2014

The divergent rulings increase the likelihood that the question will be decided by the Supreme Court.

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To Prevent Surprise Bills, New Health Law Rules Could Widen Insurer Networks

22 July 2014

Consumers often chose health plans this year on the basis of price, without paying much attention to their provider networks. Even some careful, well-informed shoppers say they were misled.

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Addiction-treatment Center Plans $10M Building

22 July 2014

Harmony Addiction Treatment Center will build a $10 million health center in Estes Park as part of its Support and Renew Capital Campaign.

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Penrose Opens New Joint and Spine Center

22 July 2014

Penrose-St. Francis opened its new Total Joint and Spine Center at St. Francis Medical Center Tuesday. The new patient care area is located on the sixth floor of St. Francis Medical Center at 6001 E. Woodmen Rd. The Total Joint and Spine Center features 33 private rooms. It has service for hip, knee, shoulder replacement […]

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Changes at Southern Colorado Kaiser Permanente

22 July 2014

The location of the new, and second, medical office location in Colorado Springs has been identified, . The Parkside Medical Offices at 215 Parkside Drive will provide convenient access to primary care for adults and children, as well as pharmacy, and routine medical imaging services, all under one roof. Kaiser will begin seeing patients there next […]

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New Challenge for Obamacare: Enrollees Who Don’t Understand Their Insurance Plans

21 July 2014

Nine months after Americans began signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, a challenging new phase is emerging as confused enrollees clamor for help in understanding their coverage.

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Kaiser Leadership Changes in So CO

21 July 2014

 C. Rocky White, MD, is the new Market Medical Director for Kaiser Permanente Southern Colorado. Many of you already are familiar with Dr. White as he has supported the outpatient network services here since 2011. Rick Spurlock, MD, remains Medical Director on the Southern Colorado leadership team, and will focus on network relations and development. […]

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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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Tue
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7:15 am Colorado Managed Care Collaborative: “Home, Home on the Exchange” @ Children's Hospital Colorado
Colorado Managed Care Collaborat… @ Children's Hospital Colorado
Aug 12 @ 7:15 am – 9:30 am
The Colorado health insurance marketplace known as Connect for Health Colorado has been up and running for over 9 months now. Come hear an update [...]

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