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UCHealth ER Partner Files for Bankruptcy Protection

26 April 2017

On April 19, Lewisville, Texas-based Adeptus Health, Inc. filed for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy protection in Dallas.  Adeptus, the nation’s largest freestanding emergency room operator, sought protection while it negotiates a financial restructuring plan with New York-based hedge fund Deerfield Management Co.   Joint venture contracts that Adeptus holds, including its partnership with UCHealth, are not […]

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SCL’s St. Francis Health May Have A Future

26 April 2017

Late last week, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback received a letter from Ontario, Calif-based Prime Healthcare Foundation expressing an interesting in taking over the management of St. Francis Health in Topeka, Kansas.  Earlier in the month, the hospital received word from SCL Health that it would no longer be operating St. Francis Health as of July […]

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Former State Legislator to Head Susan G. Komen Colorado

26 April 2017

Former Colorado Legislator Dianne Premavera has accepted the position of chief executive officer at Susan G. Komen Colorado.  Primavera represented House District 33 in Broomfield for eight years.  During her tenure, she held terms on public health care, human services, and health insurance committees for the House. As a 28-year survivor of breast cancer, she […]

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Proposed Changes to HMO Rules from Division of Insurance

26 April 2017

The Colorado Division of Insurance is requesting comment on proposed revisions to: Colorado Insurance Regulation 4-7-01 – Health Maintenance Organizations.    According to the Division of Insurance: ” This regulation is being revised to add new requirements from recently enacted financial legislation and to update statutory cites.” Comments on the changes may be submitted to Matt Mortier at matt.mortier@state.co.us no […]

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Express Scripts and Anthem to Part Ways

26 April 2017

PBM, Express Scripts, announced earlier this week that its contract to provide pharmacy benefit management services to Anthem’s insureds will end at the close of the current contract, if not before.  A ten year contact was signed between the two parties in 2009 for Express Scripts to be the exclusive provider of PMB services for […]

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JAMA – VA Hospitals Score Higher than Non-VA on Patient Outcomes

26 April 2017

JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) has published a letter comparing medical outcomes at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals compared with non-VA hospitals.  Results indicate that VA hospitals outperformed Non-VA hospitals on several quality measures including outcomes, readmission rates, and mortality data.  Where the VA facilities fell short was on patient experience and satisfaction […]

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Leapfrog Report on Hospital Safety Released

25 April 2017

Washington D.C.-based The Leapfrog Group is out with its bi-annual ratings of hospital safety, the “Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Score”.   Leapfrog Group began its safety reporting scorecard in 2012.   The review analyzes hospital safety records from around the country and assigns a letter grade to more than 2,600 U.S. Hospitals.   The grade […]

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Dr. Mark A. Levine to Retire from CMS

19 April 2017

Chief Medical Officer for Region VIII of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Dr. Mark Levine, has announced his plans to retire at the end of April.   For thirteen years, he has served Region VIII which includes the five states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.    As CMO, Dr. […]

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Final Market Stabilization Rule for ACA Markets

19 April 2017

The Department of Health and Human Services issued it final rule for 2018 market stabilization for the Affordable Care Act’s federal and state exchange insurance markets.  Stabilizing individual markets is the key to the sustainability of the ACA.   The rule includes several changes that had been under consideration by the former administration including:  1. a […]

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Bill Aiding Rural Families with Health Insurance Premiums Passes House

19 April 2017

With a bipartisan vote of 42-22, the Colorado House of Representatives has passed and sent on to the Senate a bill that will provide subsidies for health insurance coverage for middle-income rural families.  The measure which is being identified as a temporary relief program would help rural families, residing in high premium sector of the […]

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