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New CEO hired for University of Colorado Hospital

27 July 2015

University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) has announced that Will Cook will be its next president and chief executive officer of University of Colorado Hospital. He replaces John Harney who retired from the position last month. Cook comes to Colorado from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), an academic medical center with 21 hospitals. He […]

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Anthem to Acquire Cigna

27 July 2015

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s parent company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cigna Corporation, under which the parent company will acquire Cigna in a cash and stock transaction estimated at $54.2 billion. The deal combines the second and the fourth largest insurers in the country, based on membership. Negotiations […]

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Three Colorado Home Health Agencies Get 5-Star Rating

22 July 2015

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has established a star rating program to provide quality measures for consumers making home health care choices. The program, titled Home Health Compare (HHC), is designed to be an easy-to-access, convenient source of authoritative information on provider quality. Ratings are posted on the Medicare.gov website. Of the 12,261 […]

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Kelly Henry Takes New Position

22 July 2015

Kelly Henry has accepted a new position with University of Colorado Health as Senior Director, Payer Strategies & Value Based Contract Management. Kelly comes to the position with 16 years of healthcare experience, most recently she served as Director, Payment Innovation Programs at Anthem, Inc.

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CMS To Require Hip & Knee Bundling

22 July 2015

The CMS has plans to require hospitals in 75 geographic areas to participate in a bundled payment program for hip and knee replacements. In the state of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, and Fort Collins have been selected for participation. The move is in line with the HHS announcement earlier this year that it was […]

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Ten Colorado Hospitals Recognized by U.S. News

21 July 2015

Ten Colorado Hospitals have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the nation’s best. Hospitals recognized in the overall ranking by number of nationally ranked specialties include: No.1 – University of Colorado Hospital; No. 2 – Porter Adventist Hospital; No. 3 – Penrose-St. Francis Health Services; No. 4 – Sky Ridge Medical Center; […]

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Hospital Problem Solving at High Speed

20 July 2015

Washington, D.C.-based Sibley Memorial Hospital has launched a project to encourage employees to come up with innovative ideas to improve operations at the hospital. The unique aspect of this project known as the Sibley Innovation Hub is that the problem-solving is on-the-clock. Employees have 24 hours to come up with a viable solution. Read more […]

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Nathan Nidiffer Named to VA Position

20 July 2015

The Veteran’s Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System has named Nathan Nidiffer as the new Regional Manager of Southern Colorado VA clinics. He will oversee seven community clinics across southern and eastern Colorado who serve an estimated 35,000 veterans in Colorado and surrounding states. Nidiffer most recently served as Director of Business Analysis and Financial […]

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New MRI at UCH

20 July 2015

After six years of anticipation, the University of Colorado Hospital’s Department of Neurosurgery has installed and will soon be putting to use a top-of-the-line intraoperative MRI scanner. The MRI’s unique benefit is that it enables patient scanning during surgery. The $6 million investment is the first of its kind in Colorado and one of the […]

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CMS and AMA Agree to Details for ICD-10 Grace Period

20 July 2015

The American Medical Association and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) jointly announced on July 6, 2015, that agreement has been reached on important elements of a “grace period” for the Oct. 1, 2015 implementation of the ICD-10 diagnosis code set. The implementation date will not change again but accommodations on penalties and payment […]

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