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State-of-the-State…Register Now

30 March 2015

Colorado Managed Care Newsletter is celebrating 20 years of publishing healthcare news in Colorado with a look back at our healthcare history. REGISTER NOW and join us for breakfast at The Wellshire Inn on Thursday, May 7.  Amy Fletcher will moderate a discussion with Ruth Benton, Mark Carley, Bill Lindsay, Janet Pogar and Debbie Welle-Powell […]

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Morre Dean Takes New Position at Centura Health

30 March 2015

Centura Health has named Morre Dean the new president of the South Denver Group, and CEO of Porter Adventist Hospital. Dean most recently served as president and CEO of Parker Adventist Hospital, a position he’s held since August 2011. In addition to his CEO responsibilities, Dean will oversee the development of ambulatory, acute and post-acute […]

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UPDATE: SGR Bill Passes House Overwhelmingly

26 March 2015

The U.S. House voted today by a favorable 392-37 vote to permanently fix the Sustainable Growth Rate(SGR) issue that has received only short term fixes for eighteen years. The bill will now head to the Senate for a vote. President Obama has indicated that he will sign the measure, if it reaches his desk. The […]

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COPIC Promotes Gerry Lewis-Jenkins

24 March 2015

Gerry Lewis-Jenkins has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at COPIC.  She has been with the organization since 1991 and prior to her new promotion, served as Executive Vice President.  Before joining COPIC, she was the Executive Director of Humana Health Plans of Colorado. Ms. Lewis-Jenkins will continue to focus on market growth and expansion, […]

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Andrew Romanoff Tapped for New Position

24 March 2015

Mental Health America of Colorado, the state’s leading advocate for mental health, has named Andrew Romanoff as its new president and CEO.   He replaces Donald J. Mares, who left the position to become Denver’s first Executive Director of Behavioral Health Strategies.  He will begin his new position on April 1. Romanoff served in the […]

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Commission on Affordable Health Care Revs Up

24 March 2015

The Commission on Affordable Health Care, tasked with examining health care costs in Colorado, will be holding public hearings in each congressional district in late summer and early fall. The bipartisan commission, established last year with Senate Bill 187, has three years to analyze the current fiscal state of health care delivery & insurance cost, […]

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Medicaid Expansion Reduces Unpaid Hospital Bills

23 March 2015

Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid to their poorest residents faced about $5 billion less in unpaid bills last year — about twice the reduction as those that did not expand this health care coverage, according to a new federal report. The Department of Health and Human Services released the report at a Virginia event […]

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Humana to Sell Concentra

23 March 2015

Humana has announced its intention to sell its occupational medicine and wellness division, Concentra, for more than $1.05 billion to Select Medical Holdings Corp. and private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stow. The transaction is scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2015. Humana bought Concentra in 2010. Concentra operates medical clinics […]

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New State Office to Integrate Physical, and Behavioral Health Care Formed

23 March 2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday announced the creation of a state office that will lead the effort to coordinate primary care and behavioral health care throughout Colorado. Read more in The Denver Business Journal.

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“Think Twice, Stick Once” Campaign

23 March 2015

The practice of testing patients’ blood on  average more than twice daily has evolved into routine hospital practice over decades, regardless of the patients’ condition or fragility.  Today, there is  general consensus that some of those blood draws are unnecessary.  The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center has initiated a campaign to reduce […]

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Thank You For Your Loyalty.

HCCA, publishers of the Colorado Managed Care Newsletter, began reporting on the financing of healthcare in Colorado in December of 1983. As we begin our 31st year, we are grateful for the opportunity to be one of your sources of information in this ever-changing, healthcare market.

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