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Nevel Joins LiveWell Colorado

01 August 2014

Shepard Nevel has been named President and CEO of LiveWell Colorado. He will take the post August 11, 2014. LiveWell Colorado, a non-profit organization, has the mission of leading efforts to prevent obesity in Colorado by promoting healthy eating and active living.   An attorney, Nevel has several years experience in a variety of settings. formulating, […]

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Jim Hertel Memorial Golf Tournament

30 July 2014

The fifth annual Jim Hertel Memorial Golf Tournament was held in Vail, the weekend of July 18. Pictured is the Memorial headstone commemorating the event located at the tee box of the 17th hole at Eagle Vail Golf Course.  A toast is shared each year honoring the Grand Master and our company founder, Jim Hertel, who […]

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More Than 250 Providers in Northern Colorado Join the Health Information Exchange

30 July 2014

Patients in Fort Collins/Greeley and surrounding areas to benefit from better coordinated care when Banner Medical Group physicians access expanded medical information through the Community Health Record.

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Would Reference Pricing Hold Down Health Costs?

30 July 2014

As defined by the World Health Organization, reference pricing “is not a form of price regulation; it is a means of limiting expenditure” by looking at market equivalent pricing “and setting a reimbursement tariff (called reference price).”

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Reducing Cesarean Deliveries Could Save Colorado $6.5 Million Annually and Improve the Health of Mothers and Babies

30 July 2014

According to a Center for Improving Value in Health Care analysis of data released from the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD), a 10 percent reduction in cesarean births could lower health care spending in Colorado by $6.5 million per year with $1.65 million in savings directly to the Medicaid program. One of the […]

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Parkview is Pueblo’s Largest Employer

30 July 2014

Parkview Medical Center is now the largest employer in the Pueblo area, with 2,600 employees and their salaries contributing $135 million a year to the local economy, hospital officials said Wednesday.

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Health Care Ballot Measure Divides South Dakota Republicans

30 July 2014

Could AWP come to Colorado as a ballot issue ?

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Almost No One Wants the ACA Employer Mandate Now: Here’s Why

30 July 2014

Over time, the mandate has drawn increasing criticism, even from the law's supporters.

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Gale Named to UM Post

30 July 2014

Leslie Gale has been named the Director, Utilization Management at Denver Health Medical Center. Her duties include clinical and administrative leadership for utilization management. Develop and coordinate concurrent utilization review, retro reviews and care coordination for patients. Perform in-depth review of UM patterns and practices to identify new strategies.

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Survey Finds 1 In 5 Uninsured Don’t Want Coverage

30 July 2014

Though millions of people gained health coverage this year as a result of the Affordable Care Act, millions more remain unaware of their options or have no interest in getting insured, a new survey has found.

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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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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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