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Colorado Insurance Commissioner Named Leader of 2015 NAIC Committee

28 January 2015

Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar was recently named the 2015 Chair of the Consumer Liaison Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). The NAIC is the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization created and governed by the chief insurance regulators from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. NAIC […]

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Bev Sloan Retires from Denver Hospice

27 January 2015

The Denver Hospice Board of Directors announced the retirement of Bev Sloan as Chief Executive Officer. Bev will end her 15 years as CEO of The Denver Hospice on March 1. She has been working with the Board and the organization over the past year to ensure a smooth transition. Janelle McCallum was promoted to […]

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HCA Added to S&P 500

27 January 2015

HCA Holdings Inc. replaced Safeway Inc. in the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Monday, January 26. A group led by Cerberus Capital Management L.P. is acquiring Safeway in a transaction expected to be completed soon. Read more at MarketWatch.com

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McKee Medical Center Has a New COO

27 January 2015

McKee Medical Center has named Julie Klein its new COO. She will replace Michelle Joy who is leaving to take a position in Carson City, Nev. Klein has been with Banner Health for close to fifteen years. She served as associate administrator at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley for twelve years and most recently […]

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Two Colorado Rural Hospital CEOs Recognized

26 January 2015

Becker’s Hospital Review has named John Ayoub, Administrator and CEO of Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke, and John Rossfeld, CEO of The Memorial Hospital in Craig, to the 2015 edition of its list of “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know.” Mr. Ayoub has lead the hospital since 2007. In that time, he has overseen the […]

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Legislature Looks to Increase Oversight on Health Exchange

26 January 2015

Colorado’s health insurance exchange is facing more scrutiny from the Legislature. The state Senate gave initial approval Monday to two bills to increase oversight of the quasi-public exchange, Connect For Health Colorado. One of the bills authorizes state auditors to take a closer look at how the exchange operates. The measure is a priority for […]

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HHS Outlines Goals and a Timeline for Medicare Reimbursement Shift

26 January 2015

On Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced measurable goals and a timeline to move Medicare, and the health care system in general, toward paying providers based on quality measures, rather than quantity of care measures. HHS has set a goal of tying 30 percent of traditional, or fee-for-service, Medicare payments to […]

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Rob Rush Joins United

23 January 2015

Rob Rush was named vice president of network management for UnitedHealthcare. He previously served as director of business, community, and government affairs for Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. Rush had been with Memorial for close to eighteen years.

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Tax Preparers To Be Messengers Of ACA Bad News

23 January 2015

With 2014 tax filing season upon us, comes the first year of implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) penalties for no insurance or inadequate insurance. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen declared this tax season one of the most complicated ever for preparers and tax payers alike. Read more at Kaiser Health News.

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CORRECTION: Dr. Lisa Latts Joins Board of Directors at DHMP

22 January 2015

Last week’s email of top stories reported that Denver Health Medical Plan had a new director. We were mistaken and wish to apologize for disseminating this error. LeAnn Donovan continues as CEO of Denver Health Medical Plan, a position that she has held since 2007. Rather than as director, Dr. Lisa Latts has joined the […]

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