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CMS Pulls Back on Bundled Payment Initiatives

On August 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid issued a proposed rule change that would cancel mandatory bundled payment initiatives for heart attacks, bypass surgery, and hip and femur fractures.   It also proposes canceling the cardiac rehabilitation payment model.  Not abandoning the initiatives completely, the directive eliminates the mandatory requirement of most of the […]

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Longmont United Hospital President Acts on Exit Plan

Longmont United Hospital President & CEO Mitchell Carson will be resigning from his leadership position effective October 31.   When Centura Health purchased the hospital in 2015, Carson and Centura Corporate leadership agreed to a two year management transition period.  That commitment is coming to a close. Carson has been in hospital administration for close to […]

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Head at UnitedHealth to Step Down Sept. 1

The CEO of UnitedHealth, Stephen Hemsley, will step down effective September 1.  UnitedHealth’s current President, David Wichmann, will replace Hemsley as CEO. Hemsley has been with Minnesota-based UnitedHealth since 1997.  He has headed the nation’s largest health insurer since 2006.   He lead the corporation through its largest growth period to the point where it currently […]

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Two Western Slope Hospitals Join Forces

Two Western Slope hospitals have formed a partnership to provide more cost-effective, long-term care to area patients.  Grand Junction’s St. Mary’s Medical Center and Fruita’s Colorado Canyons Hospital have launched the “Transitional Care Program” that will move intensive care unit patients from St. Mary’s to Colorado Canyons Hospital for their long-term recovery care.  A portion […]

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Colorado to Receive Close to $2 Million for Health Centers

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services will grant $1.9 million to Colorado health centers that serve rural and low income areas of the state.  This is a $300,00 boost from last year’s distribution.   The program is administered by HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration. Twenty centers across Colorado will receive the additional […]

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MEETING OF INTEREST – “Leadership in Medicine: The Key to Improving Our System”

The Denver Medical Study Group will be holding its next luncheon conversation on Wednesday, August 23 – 12 noon to 2p.m. at the COPIC Offices – 7351 Lowry Blvd., Denver.  Dr. Denis Cortese, Director, Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program at Arizona State University and Emeritus President & CEO of Mayo Clinic will be the presenter. […]

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DORA Issues Renewal Notices for Individual Health Benefit Plan Holders

The Division of Insurance has revised the templates to be used by Insurance Carriers and Connect for Health Colorado for individual insurance policyholders.  The templates will contain renewal status plan information and (if eligible) re-determination information for Premium Tax Credits for individuals participating in the Individual Market. The Revised Bulletin from DORA is here.

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Banner Adds Heart Clinic to Its Ft. Collins Medical Center

Banner Health Northern Colorado has added to its medical center in southeastern Ft. Collins.  It has opened a heart and valve clinic to be known as “Banner Health Structural Heart & Valve Clinic”.  The specialty clinic will evaluate and treat patients with structural heart issues in the greater Fort Collins community. Located at 4700 Lady […]

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New West Physicians Acquired by UnitedHealth Group

In June, Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, acquired New West Physicians, one of metro-Denver’s largest physician practices with 120 health-care providers.   Optum is the innovation arm of UnitedHealth Group and has been purchasing primary-care group practices around the country for the past six years.  It functions independently from UnitedHealth’s insurance company. The acquisition will […]

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Denver Business Journal’s “Outstanding Women in Business”

The Denver Business Journal will hold its 19th annual celebration of  “Outstanding Women in Business” luncheon on August 15 at the Marriott Denver City Center.   Kate Paul, retired president/CEO of Delta Dental of Colorado will be honored with a much deserved “Lifetime Achievement Award” for her 50 years of service to health care and her […]

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