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Senate Tax Reform Bill Cuts ACA Individual Mandate

15 November 2017

In an effort to address two top domestic challenges, Senate Republican Leadership will add repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate to their tax reform bill.  The individual mandate requires most Americans to carry health insurance or face a significant financial penalty for non-compliance. The Senate calculates that the repeal would free up around […]

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Estes Park Medical Center has New Board of Directors

15 November 2017

The November 7 election brought with it a permanent Board of Directors for the Estes Park Medical Center.  All five members of the Board of Directors of the Park Hospital District that oversees Estes Park Medical Center submitted their resignations effective May 1, 2017 following a recall petition effort alleging a variety of transparency grievances.   […]

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Colorado Rural Hospitals – Nationally Recognized

15 November 2017

Today, November 16, is National Rural Health Day.  Several Colorado rural hospitals have been nationally recognized as providing excellent medical care to their communities in the areas of managing risk,  patient satisfaction, quality and outcomes.  Annually, the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) identifies hospitals in each state who are top performers.  […]

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New CFO at Mayo Clinic, A Banner Health Find

15 November 2017

Dennis Dahlen, senior vice president of finance and CFO for Phoenix-based Banner Health, will be the next CFO for Rochester-based Mayo Clinic.  He replaces Kedrick Adkins Jr. who is retiring from the CFO position. Dahlen has been with Banner Health since August 1983 and has served eleven years as senior vice president of finance and […]

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New Name for City Health Department

15 November 2017

The Denver Department of Environmental Health has a new name.  Earlier in the month, Denver voters approved a name change that coincides more closely with the state agency tasked with similar responsibilities, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The new name is Denver Department of Public Health and Environment, a name that emphasizes […]

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Drug with Digital Ingestion Tracking System Approved by FDA

15 November 2017

On November 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system.   The drug, Abilify MyCite is manufactured by Japanese pharma-giant Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.   It is an enhancement to the company’s Abilify  that has gone off patent protection. According to the FDA: “Abilify MyCite has […]

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Former Pharma Exec. Nominated for Top HHS Post

15 November 2017

President Trump has selected Alex Azar to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Azar retired the first of the year from Eli Lilly & Co where he was the CEO of Lilly’s U.S. operations.  He is familiar with the inner-workings of HHS having served for two years as HHS general counsel and […]

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Delta Dental Promotes Two to VP Positions

15 November 2017

Delta Dental of Colorado has filled two vice president positions by promoting from within the organization. Kathy Jacoby was promoted to VP of marketing and member experience.  She has been with Delta Dental since 2009, most recently serving as marketing director. Mark Thompson was promoted to VP of sales and client retention.   He has been […]

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Pinnacol Assurance to Cut 2018 Premiums

08 November 2017

The board of directors of Pinnacol Assurance has approved a premium reduction for 2018 in its workers’ compensation rates.  On average, the annual premiums should come in around 7.4 percent lower than 2017 rates and will go into effect on January 1, 2018.   Additionally the insurer intends to issue a general dividend to current policy […]

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Joseph Swedish to Step Down at Anthem

08 November 2017

Anthem has announced that Joseph Swedish will step down as CEO of Anthem.  Beginning in February 2013, he has lead the health insurer for more than four years.   As of November 20, Swedish will be replaced by Gail Boudreaux who most recently served as CEO of United Healthcare, a division of UnitedHealth Group. Swedish will […]

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