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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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Healthcare Providers Targeting Self-Insured Populations

27 August 2014

Healthcare providers are discovering strategic opportunities with large employers that are self-insured, but they need to be willing to partner more directly with payers and employers. Delivering value is paramount to any healthcare executive who is fighting for his or her organization’s place in the industry going forward. But the devil is in the details, […]

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Thornton Planning for Healthcare District Around Hospital Expansion

25 August 2014

Thornton is working to create a health care district around existing clusters of medical providers along Interstate 25, between 88th Avenue and Thornton Parkway. Mark Heller, redevelopment administer in Thornton, said the plan is opportune, considering the imminent remodel of the North Suburban Medical Center emergency room at 9191 Grant St. “We know that the […]

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Some Insurers Refuse To Cover Contraceptives, Despite Health Law Requirement

22 August 2014

How much leeway do employers and insurers have in deciding whether they’ll cover contraceptives without charge and in determining which methods make the cut? Not much, as it turns out, but that hasn’t stopped some from trying. Kaiser Health News readers still write in regularly describing battles they’re waging to get the birth control coverage […]

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Colorado Says 2,100 Health Plans Were Canceled in Last Two Months

22 August 2014

The Colorado Division of Insurance has reported that there were about 2,100 health-plan cancellations in the state over the past two months, bringing this year’s total to more than 6,150. The division reported the figures for June 15-Aug. 15 to Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman last week. Senate Republicans have requested monthly on the numbers. […]

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Moody’s affirms Parkview Medical Center’s ‘A3′ rating, outlook stable

22 August 2014

Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed Pueblo, Colo.-based Parkview Medical Center’s “A3′ rating on $117 million of outstanding revenue bonds and the medical center’s stable outlook. The affirmation of the rating was based on Parkview’s strong balance sheet, good market position, conservative asset liability management policies and good debt measures. Read more in Becker’s Hospital Review

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Glenn Smith Joins Physician Health Partners

22 August 2014

Glenn Smith has been hired as Director of Technical Program Management. He will deliver and oversee implementation of IT programs for PHP.

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Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree gets a new CEO

20 August 2014

Susan Hicks will take the reigns as the new president and CEO of HealthOne’s growing Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, the company announced Monday. Hicks will move up from her current role as chief operating officer at Sky Ridge and become CEO effective immediately. Read more in Denver Business Journal

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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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