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In Memoriam – David A. Marshall

27 July 2016

David A. Marshal, founder and former president of David A. Marshall and Associates, passed away earlier this month.  An entrepreneurial spirit in the truest sense, Marshall was not only an insurance broker but also a photographer, jazz musician / booking agent, volunteer firefighter and family man.  He came to Colorado following the sale of his […]

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Governor Announces Board and Commission Appointments

26 July 2016

On Tuesday, Governor Hickenlooper announced his appointments for seven Boards and Commissions serving the State.  Appointments were filled for the Colorado Health Facilities Authority Board of Directors.   This Board enables health institutions in the state to refund or refinance outstanding indebtedness and to provide additional facilities and structures which are needed to promote the […]

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United To Acquire Rocky

26 July 2016

Colorado’s independent provider of health insurance, Grand Junction-based Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) has inked a deal to be acquired my UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest insurer.  Financial terms of the sale were not released.   RMHP will continue to operate as its own brand, maintain current contracts, and retain its existing management team. A not-for-profit insurer, […]

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CFO at Colorado Visiting Nurse Association

26 July 2016

Earlier this year, Paul Tosetti joined Colorado Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) as its new CFO.  Prior to joining Visiting Nurse Association, Tosetti was CFO at Nurse-Family Partnership, the Denver-based national early intervention program that provides serves to low-income, first-time moms and their babies in 43 states. VNA is the largest home health care organization in Colorado […]

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DOJ & State Attorneys General Sue to Block Mega-Mergers

26 July 2016

Late last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in conjunction with several State Attorneys General filed two suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to halt the planned mergers of four of the nation’s five largest health plans.  The suits allege that the mergers would increase concentration and significantly diminish […]

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Key Centura Executive Moves On

26 July 2016

Jeff Brickman of Centura Health has been selected to lead the Central Main Healthcare system, encompassing three hospital, a heart and vascular institute and a primary and specialty care practice organization. Brickman currently serves as group president of Centura Health’s Mountains and North Denver Operating Group and also serves as president and CEO of St. […]

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DORA Requests Comment on Network Access Plan Requirements

26 July 2016

The following link is the draft of new Colorado Insurance Regulations on “Network Access Plan Standards and Reporting Requirements for Health Benefit Plans”.   This regulation codifies the network access plan standards and reporting requirements currently found in Colorado Insurance Bulletin B-4.91. The Division is requesting comment on this new draft regulation to be made […]

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DoD Announces Tricare Contracts

25 July 2016

Late last week, the Department of Defense announced its decision on Tricare contracts for the upcoming contract period.  UnitedHealthcare will no longer be the provider for the West Region which includes Colorado and 17 other western states.  It has held that contract since 2012.   The contract for this region will now be serviced by […]

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Colorado One of Three States with High Marks for Price Transparency

25 July 2016

Colorado, Maine, and New Hampshire were the only states to receive an “A’ rating for their efforts to provide detailed healthcare pricing information to consumers.  In this year’s analysis, “Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws”, 43 states received a failing grade for their efforts.  Other States not failing included: Oregon with a “B”, Vermont […]

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Delta Dental Adds Hygienists to Medical Clinics

25 July 2016

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation is partnering with 16 medical clinics around the state to provide dental services to medical clinic patients at the same time of their visit to the physician. The sixteen facilities participating include 14 non-profit and two for-profit clinics.  The goal is to provide easy access to total health care in […]

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