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New Leadership Role for Ben Price

19 May 2015

Ben Price, Executive Director of the Colorado Association of Health Plans (CAHP), has accepted the CEO position with the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Price has been with CAHP for close to seven years. Prior to CAHP, he has served in several positions that dealt with surgical technologies. The NBSTSA was […]

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New CEO At Colorado Health Foundation

19 May 2015

The Colorado Health Foundation has announced the selection of Karen McNeil-Miller as president and CEO. McNeil-Miller currently services as president of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem, South Carolina. She has been an advocate for rural health care and the health of disadvantaged children in North Carolina while leading the Reynolds Trust. She […]

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Congress Needs To Act On VA Hospital Funding

18 May 2015

Congress has not yet acted on a recommendation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to raise the project spending cap on construction of the Denver VA Medical Center. According to VA Secretary Robert McDonald, funding to complete the project can be found from a variety of accounts within the VA budget. A $5 billion […]

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B.J. Scott Endowment Receives $1Million Gift

18 May 2015

Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation has received a $1 million gift from Margot Lane, Colorado Springs philanthropist, to endow Peak Vista’s BJ Scott Endowment Fund. The fund is named for the former chief executive of the Peak Vista Community Health Centers who served the non-profit for 18 years, 10 years of which as president […]

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The Colorado Trust Names Assistant Director of Communications

18 May 2015

The Colorado Trust has named Kristin Jones as Assistant Director of Communications. She comes well equipped for the position having served as media outlet’s health report for Rocky Mountain PBS, a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, and writer at the Center for Public Integrity.

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Denver Health Medical Plan Receives National Award

17 May 2015

Denver Health Medical Plan is the first recipient of a national award that recognized the highest improvement in Part D Star Ratings of all Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans nationwide. The award is given by the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), a nonprofit association of health plans devoted to improving quality of medication management in different […]

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“U.S. TRENDS IN HIGH-COST MEDICATION USE” – Facts Worth Knowing

16 May 2015

Express Scripts, the largest pharmacy-benefit management services company in the U.S. and 20th in the 2013 Fortune 100 index, has release a report: “Super Spending: U.S. Trends in High-Cost Medication Use”.   Findings include: More than a half-million patients had medication costs in excess of $50,000 in 2014, an increase of 63 percent from the prior […]

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Centura Continues Expansion Along Front Range

16 May 2015

According to a Centura spokesperson, after the acquisition of Longmont United Hospital is completed in June, Centura has plans to open at least one additional health center in Boulder County. With fifteen hospitals in Colorado and western Kansas, Centura has prioritized the establishment of neighborhood health centers in adjacent catchment areas. It has added health […]

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To Sustain Exchange, Budget Needs to Double

16 May 2015

Exchange leadership originally predicted that Connect for Health Colorado would need $26 million annually to sustain itself. It is now predicted that the number is closer to $50 million at a minimum. The health exchange board has voted to request “broad market assessments” and doubling of user fees to help offset the new budget increases. […]

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STATE-OF-THE-STATE…a celebration!

14 May 2015

THANK YOU to all who were able to join us at the Spring State-of-the-State! The “Little Gray Newsletter” has been reporting on Colorado healthcare news for 20 years and we celebrated with a room filled with many of the news-makers who’d given us something to write about. SPECIAL THANKS to our panelists: Ruth Benton of […]

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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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