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Denver Health Regains Financial Footing

17 September 2014

Denver Health is back in the black after a tough year in 2013. The return to financial health is a result of a boost in payments from the City of Denver to the safety net health system, reforms under the Affordable Care Act and aggressive job cuts last year — some of which have been […]

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Envision and Ascension Health Enter into Joint Venture

17 September 2014

Ascension Health is launching a post-acute-care joint venture with the Colorado-based ambulatory-care subsidiary, Envision Healthcare, a publicly traded outsourcing company for physician services and medical transportation. The joint venture would pair St. Louis-based Ascension Health, one of the largest U.S. hospital and long-term-care operators, with Evolution Health, the subsidiary launched by Greenwood Village, Colo. Envision […]

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Wes Skiles Named Kaiser Permanente Director of Government Relations

16 September 2014

Kaiser Permanente today announced Wes Skiles will become the organization’s new director of Government Relations. Skiles has served as Kaiser Permanente’s Government Relations legislative liaison since 2010. In this new role, Skiles will lead Kaiser Permanente’s Government Relations team, helping to develop strategy and positions on key health care legislation and regulation in Colorado. He […]

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Pinnacol Hires New VP of Medical Operations and Healthcare Strategy

16 September 2014

Pinnacol has named Karyn Gonzales to the new position of vice president of medical operations and healthcare strategy. In addition to overseeing the delivery of all medical operations, including our experienced network of medical providers, Gonzales will also play a key role in developing population health management strategies and capabilities. Prior to joining Pinnacol, Gonzales […]

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Sepsis Education Campaign Launches in Colorado

15 September 2014

This week at the University of Colorado Hospital, the national non-profit Sepsis Alliance kicked off a campaign called Suspect Sepsis. Save Lives., a Colorado-focused public awareness movement to educate the public and health care providers about this deadly condition. Every two minutes, someone in the United States dies from sepsis,” said Tom Heymann, executive director […]

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TriZetto Changing Hands in $2.7 Billion Cash Deal

15 September 2014

TriZetto Corp., a Douglas County-based health care information technology company, is being acquired by Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. for $2.7 billion in cash. Read more in Denver Business Journal.

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Colorado Community Health Centers Receive $4.7M

12 September 2014

U.S. Health and Human Services said it has awarded $4.7 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 16 community health centers in Colorado to expand primary care services, including at clinics in Northern Colorado and the Boulder Valley. The funding will allow the facilities to hire an estimated 86 new staff, stay open for longer […]

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Anthem Partners Exclusively with Centura Health, Vail Valley Medical Center to Offer New Affordable Mountain Health Plan

11 September 2014

In an effort to address high health insurance premiums in Colorado’s mountain communities, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado and HMO Colorado (Anthem) is proud to announce a new plan created in partnership with a local hospital and the region’s leading health care provider that is aimed to lower individual premiums in four […]

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Colorado Suspends License for SeeChange Health Insurance

11 September 2014

The Colorado Division of Insurance on Thursday suspended the license of SeeChange Health Insurance, requiring employers who have purchased policies through the California company to find new insurance by the end of this year. The action follows the state of California issuing a cease-and-desist order to the company over questions regarding its financial solvency. Based […]

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Anne Warhover to Leave Colorado Health Foundation

10 September 2014

After 10 years as CEO of the Colorado Health Foundation, Anne Warhover has decided to leave at the end of the year. Rahn Porter, CFO for the foundation, will serve as interim CEO until a replace is found. During her tenure, Warhover is credited with growing the foundation’s grantmaking portfolio from $3 million to $100 […]

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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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