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Banner’s Paul Kellogg Moves On

21 February 2018

 Banner Health’s Paul Kellogg has accepted a position with Humana Inc. to serve as its regional vice president of provider experience for the Central West Region that encompasses Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.   He will be responsible for oversight of Humana’s Commercial and Medicare provider networks in the three state region. Kellogg had been with […]

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After 18 Years, Cindy Palmer Retires as CEO of San Luis Valley Health Plan

21 February 2018

Cindy Palmer, the CEO of Friday Health Plans of Colorado, has announced her retirement.  She has served as CEO of the San Luis Valley health plan for eighteen years and has spearheaded many changes including two corporate names.  Friday Health Plans of Colorado was previously known as Colorado Choice Health Plans and originally chartered as […]

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Anthem Changes Clinical Guidelines in Cost Saving Moves

21 February 2018

Adding to its recent decision to not cover imaging tests in hospitals, Anthem has established additional clinical guidelines designed to reduce overall medical costs for covered services. Changes to the recently released guidelines include:     1.  In routine cases, deem not medically necessary the use of anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists in monitoring anesthesia during […]

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UCHealth Names New CFO

21 February 2018

UCHealth has announced the selection of Dan Rieber as the systems next chief financial officer.  He has been serving as interim CFO since the fall of last year.    He has been with UCHealth since February 2007. During his time with the organization, he served as vice president and chief financial office for four years at […]

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Mike Fordyce to Retire

21 February 2018

Mike Fordyce, CEO of Craig Hospital, has announced his plans to retire on January 1, 2019.  He has lead the hospital since 2008 and served on its board of directors for seven years prior to accepting the leadership role. Craig has expanded both in its physical structure as well as its outreach over his 10 […]

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CEO Named at St. Mary-Corwin

21 February 2018

St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo has permanently hired Mike Cafasso as its next CEO.  He has been serving as interim administrator while Centura Health conducted a national search for a head administrator. Cafasso previously served as vice president of operations for St. Mary-Corwin for more than six years before being reassigned as interim administrator […]

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UCHealth to Add Hospital

20 February 2018

UCHealth has signed a purchase agreement to buy Pikes Peak Regional Hospital in Woodland Park.   The 15-bed hospital is currently held by Boston-based Steward Health Care System LLC.  Steward is the nation’s largest privately held hospital company.  It operates 36 hospitals with more than 5,000-beds in ten states.  Steward acquired Pikes Peak Regional Hospital in […]

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“Appeal Rights” on Colorado DOI Radar

20 February 2018

The Colorado Division of Insurance has issued a statement regarding a California lawsuit in which an Aetna insured was denied coverage for a medical procedure.  In the deposition phase, a former medical director stated that he did not actually review patients’ records when deciding on authorization.  He relied on the opinions of Aetna nurses who […]

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Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer at SCL Health

31 January 2018

SCL Health has announced the selection of Janie Wade as the organization’s next executive vice president and chief financial officer.  She replaces Lydia Jumonville who was promoted to president and CEO of SCL Health in October, 2017. Wade comes to SCL Health following a nineteen year career with Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health, the […]

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Parkview Medical Center Names New CFO

31 January 2018

Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo has announced the selection of Jon Riggs as its next vice president of finance and CFO.  Riggs comes to Colorado from Odessa, Texas where he was the senior vice president and CFO of Medical Center Health System.  He’d been with the 400+ bed Level II Trauma Center and accompanying health […]

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