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Division of Insurance Approves 2015 Health Insurance Rates

22 September 2014

Division of Insurance Approves 2015 Health Insurance Rates 20 carriers to offer 1,072 plans in 2015. Read more in DORA Press Release.

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Public Employees’ Retirement Association Appear Close to Announcing Settlement

22 September 2014

Colorado Springs and the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) apparently have settled their multi-year dispute concerning the withdrawal of Memorial Health System from PERA. Wednesday afternoon, the Colorado Springs City Council met behind closed doors in executive session in a “special meeting” prior to a regularly scheduled meeting as the Utility Board. In attendance: […]

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Medical-liability Carriers See 2013 Premium Income Drop as Providers Consolidate

20 September 2014

The nation’s largest medical-liability carriers are selling less insurance, and collecting less premium income, thanks to consolidation among healthcare providers, more self-insurance, a highly competitive market and a decline in claims frequency, experts said. Modern Healthcare recently ranked the top 25 carriers based on direct premiums written for medical professional liability in 2013 and, collectively, […]

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Anthem Blue Cross, California Hospitals to form Joint Venture

18 September 2014

Health insurer Anthem Blue Cross and seven California hospital groups plan to enter into a joint venture with the goal of providing high-quality, coordinated and efficient care throughout the state, according to a report from The New York Times. The insurer and health systems are expected to announce the groundbreaking partnership today, according to the […]

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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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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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