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Donna Marshall Adds New Role

20 July 2016

Donna Marshall, executive director of Colorado Business Group on Health, has been elected secretary of the Executive Board of The Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC). In 1996, Marshall founded the Colorado Business Group on Health to be an educational partner and voice for a coalition of employers seeking more value for their […]

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New Member Added to the Board at Connect for Health Colorado

20 July 2016

Kyle Brown has been named to the board of directors of Connect for Health Colorado.  He replaces David Padrino and is one of the three nonvoting members appointed by legislative leaders of both parties and the governor. Brown currently serves as senior health care advisor to Governor Hickenlooper.  Prior to his current position, he worked […]

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New COO at Mental Health Center of Denver

20 July 2016

Kristi Mock has been promoted to vice president and chief operating officer at Mental Health Center of Denver, a newly created position. A Colorado native, Mock has dedicated her career to serving mental health concerns in metro-Denver.  She was integrally involved in the consolidation of four distinct mental health centers into the Mental Health Center […]

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UCHealth Acquires Integrity Urgent Care

20 July 2016

University of Colorado Health has acquired Colorado Springs-based Integrity Urgent Care.  The acquisition, completed last week, includes three clinics within the metro area.   Current Integrity health care providers will join Colorado Health Medical Group as part of the arrangement. Integrity Urgent Care will keep its name for the time being and its plans for […]

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TABOR Timeout – Not on November Ballot

20 July 2016

Colorado Priorities, the political action group attempting to pause the “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” (TABOR) for ten years, has abandoned its efforts to put the measure on the November ballot. Approved by a vote of the people in 1982, TABOR refunds to taxpayers any collected taxes exceeding projected limits which are determined based on factors […]

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Report Confirms Provider Costs in U.S. Dramatically Higher

19 July 2016

The International Federation of Health Plans (iFHP), has released its 2015 Comparative Price Report, an annual survey comparing medical costs from around the world.  The report compares pricing of medical tests, scans, procedures, and treatments including prescription drug treatments in seven industrialized countries.  Private sector prices have been compared for Australia, New Zealand, Spain, South […]

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Six Colorado Hospitals – “Most Wired”

19 July 2016

Six Colorado hospitals and hospital systems were recognized in the “18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired” survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Form earlier this month.    “Most Wired Hospitals” use telehealth to fill gaps in care, to provide access to specialists and to provide round-the-clock coverage for patients.  They also use monitoring […]

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Gift to Hospital as Thank You for Lifesaving care

19 July 2016

A former patient has left $1.6 million to Rock Springs, Wyo.-based Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in gratitude for the lifesaving care she received at the hospital three decades ago.  She gifted it to “go to whatever new miracle machine is wanted”. Following a near fatal car accident in 1984, the then 42 year old […]

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Delay In MACRA Implementation?

19 July 2016

Last week before the Senate Finance Committee, Acting CMS Administrator Any Slavitt suggested that the agency may delay implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) which was to go into effect on January 1, 2017.  The act replaces the much criticized sustainable growth-rate formula currently in use. Several national medical associations including […]

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SnapShot on Vacation.

12 July 2016

SnapShot Health News  is taking a week of vacation.  We’ll be back in your inbox bright and early next Thursday, July 21.  

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