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Colorado’s Health Care Ranks 13th in Nation

Colorado ranks in the 13th position among the states for best health care based on a recent WalletHub survey.  The analysis measured availability of care, value and outcomes to determine the rankings. WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 35 measures of cost, accessibility and outcome.  Hawaii topped the list […]

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Connect for Health Colorado Audit Completed

An audit of Connect for Health Colorado has been completed for the State Legislative Audit Committee.  The audit shows that the state-run marketplace is narrowing the gap needed to become financially self-sufficient compared to findings in the exchange’s last audit in 2014.  Expenses have been reduced by $18.5 million between 2015 and 2017 and revenue […]

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“Most Wired” Hospitals in Colorado

Eight Colorado hospitals and health systems have been recognized as “Most Wired” in Hospitals & Health Network’s 19th edition of the Most Wired Survey.  The survey found that most hospitals have shifted from acquiring the technology to actually integrating the IT into the inner workings of the hospital and as a resource to enhance patient […]

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2016 Annual Report from The Colorado Trust

The 20016 Annual Report for The Colorado Trust is available at the link below.  2016 was the second year for the foundation’s “Community Partnerships” program that empowers local communities to develop health equity strategies uniquely designed for their own area of the State.   Also included is a report on the 2016 grants awarded and accompanying […]

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CBO Reports on Pay Disparity between Private and Public Payers

Two recent reports from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reveal that private payers pay physicians and hospitals at a significantly higher rate than Medicare. The CBO analyzed data from three private payers – Aetna, Humana, and UnitedHealthcare for both physician and hospital comparisons.  Representing nearly 40 million consumers, these three private insurers make up 25 […]

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Medical School Class of 2021 Nears Completion

Dean John  Riley of the University of Colorado School of Medicine has reported in his May 15, 2017 “Dean’s Weekly Message” that the Medical School Class of 2021 is nearing completion.   183 of the 184 seats for incoming medical students are filled. The demographics of the class show:   1.   the average age of the […]

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Leapfrog Report on Hospital Safety Released

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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“100 Great Hospitals in America” – 5 in Colorado

Annually, Becker’s Hospital Review analyzes several national hospital rankings to come up with their version of “100 Great Hospitals in America”.  In the 2017 edition, Colorado is represented by five hospitals judged as industry leaders in innovation, quality patient care, and clinical research. The five Colorado hospitals are:  1. Centura Health – Porter Adventist Hospital […]

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First Quarter – Slight Increase in Uninsured Rate

Reviewing first quarter of 2017 data, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index shows a slight increase in the number of uninsured from rates in 2016.  The Q1-2017 uninsured rate was 11.3 percent compared with rates of 10.9 percent for the last two quarters of 2016.   It is speculated by the pollsters that a portion of that increase could […]

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Series: Health and Its Costs in the Mountains of Colorado

William Scanlon of Colorado Mountain News Media has written a six part series on the unique environment that surrounds health,  health care, and health care costs for Coloradans living in the mountains and on the western slope.  These communities pay on average some of the highest prices for their health care in the nation. The […]

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