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Summer State-of-the-State…Thanks to All Who Joined Us

“UNDER THE DOME – A Health Reform Update” Thank you to all who joined us on Tuesday at the Summer State-of-the-State.  The panel recapped major legislation at the state level, current happenings in the healthcare marketplace and speculated on what the federal government might do to impact Colorado’s health care community.  The stakeholders on the […]

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2018 Initial Plan Filings in at Division of Insurance

The Colorado Division of Insurance reports that eight carriers have filed plans and proposed premiums in both the individual and small group market for 2018.  While an additional four plans made the filing deadline and submitted plans and premium rates in the small group market only.    All counties in the state will have at least […]

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New COO at The Medical Center of Aurora

The Medical Center of Aurora has promoted Mark Deno to chief operating officer.   He most recently was chief administrative Officer at The Medical Center of Aurora and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital in Aurora.  The two HealthONE facilities were integrated in January of this year.  Prior to the integration, Deno was CEO of Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital.

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CHI and Dignity Health in Final Stages of Merger Talks

Englewood-based Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and San Francisco-based Dignity Health are in the final stages of merger negotiations to combine the two nonprofit health care systems.  A letter-of-intent was signed and due-diligence began in October of last year.   Each hospital system has ties to the Roman Catholic church and CHI additionally partners with the Adventist […]

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Former Hospital CEO – Interim President at Denver Zoo

The former head of the Denver Zoo, Shannon Block, has unexpectedly  left her leadership role at the Denver Zoo, after a three year term as its CEO.  She will be replaced by retired CEO of Craig Hospital, Denny O’Malley.    After a thirty-four year career as president of Craig Hospital, O’Malley retired in September 2008. O’Malley […]

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Go Ahead Given for UCCS Sports Medicine Center

The University of Colorado Regents have approved a proposal to spend $61.4 million on a sports medicine and performance center on the CU campus in Colorado Springs.  The new facility, William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center, will be part of the City of Champions project. The center will be the first of its […]

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CMS Scores AHCA

The Chief Actuary from the Department of Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has issued his findings on the estimated financial effect of the “American Health Care Act of 2017″.  His memorandum is linked below. In his executive summary, three key findings include: 1.  ” In 2018, the number of uninsured is estimated […]

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MACRA Rule Change for Smaller Medical Practices

On Tuesday, June 20, CMS issued their much anticipated proposed rule  change updating the “Quality Payment Program” for 2018.  For the time being, the new proposal exempts  small provider with $90,000 or less in Medicare Part B charges or 200 or fewer Medicare patients from participation in MACRA.  The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act […]

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Rose Medical Center Names New Chief Financial Officer

Rose Medical Center has announced the appointment of Deborah Hart as its next chief financial officer. Hart comes to the position following service at two other HealthONE facilities in metro-Denver.  For more than six years, she has been the CFO at North Suburban Medical Center in  Thornton.  Prior to that she was the Controller at […]

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UCHealth and YVMC Sign Partnership

On June 7, UCHealth and Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs signed their partnership agreement to integrate services between the two organizations.  The new arrangement involves a complex integration which  includes profit sharing with other UCHealth hospitals and YVMC hospital staff becoming UCHealth employees. UCHealth has made a financial commitment to YVMC as part […]

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