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“STATE-OF-THE-STATE” Next Tuesday…DO JOIN US!

17 April 2019

JOIN US FOR OUR FAREWELL STATE-OF-THE-STATE BREAKFAST on Tuesday, April 23, at the Wellshire Event Center – 3333 South Colorado Blvd.  Registration, breakfast and networking begin at 7:00am.  Introductions: 7:45am.  Program:  8:00am. The morning will include an outstanding panel discussion plus the opportunity to meet and learn more about what the new publishers plan for […]

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What’s Next for the “Colorado Managed Care Newsletter”?

17 April 2019

It is with pleasure that we introduce you to the new publishers of our Colorado news products, The Hertel Report.  Yes, the name does sound familiar.  The publisher, Jim Hammond, took over the Arizona part of our business in 2014 and named the Arizona product, The Hertel Report.  By way of introduction, they have share […]

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New Dynamic Introduced in Overdose Deaths

17 April 2019

Jason Dunn, Colorado’s new U.S. attorney, has made curtailing the state’s opioid epidemic a top focus of his office, encouraging law enforcement in the state to investigate overdose deaths as homicides.  “You have dealers who either know they are selling fentanyl instead of heroin or know that it has already caused death and continue to […]

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Top Industry for Cybersecurity Attacks and Data Breaches: Healthcare

17 April 2019

Healthcare again led all industries in cybersecurity breaches in 2018, claiming a quarter of the more than 750 incidents reported, according to BakerHostetler’s latest Data Security Incident Response Report. Social Security numbers were the most at risk at 37%.  Health information was the second most at-risk type of data in cyber incidents, making up fully a third […]

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Alternatives Are Changing the Role of the Primary Care Doctor

17 April 2019

No more waiting for the doctor’s office to open. Convenience rules in health care now, where patients can use technology or growing options such as walk-in clinics and urgent care centers to get help whenever they need it.  A survey last year found that about a quarter of U.S. adults don’t have a regular doctor. […]

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Request for Comment on Reinsurance Draft from Division of Insurance

17 April 2019

The Division of Insurance has completed its draft Section 1332 Waiver Application establishing a Colorado Reinsurance Program.  The 30-Day public comment period began on April 16th and will remain open through May 16th, 2019. The Division is requesting public comment on the draft Section 1332 Waiver Application, which can be found on the Division’s website.  […]

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Denver Health to Open Urgent Care Center Downtown

17 April 2019

This summer will see the opening of an Urgent Care Center in the former Denver Dry Goods Company building at 1545 California Street.   The new center will be the second site for Denver Health’s Adult Urgent Care program, the first is located on the hospital’s main campus at 777 Bannock Street. The downtown facility will […]

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New CEO at AspenPointe

17 April 2019

AspenPointe, a mental health counseling and treatment center in Colorado Springs, has announced the selection of Adam Roberts as its next chief executive officer.  Roberts is currently the chief operating officer for Alamosa-headquartered Valley-Wide Health Systems, a community-base health care system serving the San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado. A native Coloradan, Roberts earned his […]

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Centura Health and Peak Health Alliance Ink Agreement

10 April 2019

Centura Health and Peak Health Alliance, a nonprofit formed to address health care costs in the mountain county, have reached an agreement that intends to improve access to high quality care at a lower cost.  The agreement is just one side of the equation.  Buoyed by the agreement, Peak Health Alliance currently has requests for […]

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Medical Center of the Rockies First to Implant Device for Central Sleep Apnea

10 April 2019

UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland is the first hospital in an eight-state region to implant a device for the treatment of central sleep apnea.  The device, know as “remede”, is a small pacemaker sized unit that is implanted in the upper chest to stimulate breathing and help restore restful sleep.   The device […]

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HCCA, publishers of the Colorado Managed Care Newsletter, began reporting on the financing of healthcare in Colorado in December of 1983. As we begin our 35th year, we are grateful for the opportunity to be one of your sources of information in this ever-changing, healthcare market.