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Preliminary 2019 Health Insurance Information

18 July 2018

The Colorado Division of Insurance has release its preliminary review of health plan offerings for the 2019 individual and small group markets.  The average price increases for the individual market are topping below 5.94 percent for all companies and all plan design levels.   Colorado’s small group market plans are coming in on average somewhat higher […]

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Thank You, Mark Bertolini, for Stopping in Colorado to Chat.

18 July 2018

Thank you to all who joined us on Monday at the Summer State-of-the-State.   It was an uplifting conversation with thought-leader, Mark Bertolini, Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc.  His views on taking lessons from other industries, redesigning how care is delivered, getting and keeping Americans healthy  and a bit of merger talk were enlightening.  […]

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DBJ’s Honor Roll: Outstanding Women In Business-Healthcare

18 July 2018

The Denver Business Journal is out with the 20th edition of its annual “Outstanding Women in Business” awards.  The three healthcare honorees are: Elizabeth Concordia – president and CEO of UCHealth, Sylvia Young, president and CEO of HealthONE and Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, president and CEO of the Medical Group Management Association. The “Outstanding Women in […]

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MEETING OF INTEREST: “Can the American Healthcare System Deliver Health?”

18 July 2018

The Denver Medical Study Group will host Dr. Patty Gabow as its next luncheon speaker.  She spent 20 years leading Denver Health, the areas largest safety net hospital. Dr. Gabow will speak on the American healthcare delivery system and share her thoughts on: 1. “What is Health?  2.  Is the healthcare system performing satisfactorily?  3. […]

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Denver Health’s Trauma Center Honors One of Its Own

18 July 2018

Denver Health has renamed its trauma center after one of its own.  It will now be know as “The Ernest E. Moore Shock Trauma Center”.   Dr. Moore has been an integral part of the center development since 1976.  He is professor and vice chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado, […]

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Anthem’s New ED Policy to be Tested in Court

18 July 2018

The American College of Emergency Physicians and the Medical Association of Georgia are filing suit in U.S. District Court  against Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia over their more restrictive policy  on emergency room billing practices. The policy states that the insurer will no longer cover emergency department visits that are not deemed medically […]

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Children’s Hospital Colorado to Hire 200 in the Springs

18 July 2018

Children’s Hospital Colorado has announced that it will begin hiring the first round of employees that will staff its new Colorado Springs hospital.  The hospital will be located on the UCHealth Memorial Hospital North campus in the Briargate Parkway area of northwest Colorado Springs. The new hospital is scheduled to open early next year.  Job […]

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COPIC’s Sue Swanson Moves On

11 July 2018

Sue Swanson, has submitted her resignation at COPIC where she has served as President of its Financial Service Group for the last six years.  She will be following a dream to return to the classroom.  She has secured a position with St. Elizabeth School where she will become a co-teacher in a 5th grade classroom. […]

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NEXT MONDAY – a conversation with MARK BERTOLINI

11 July 2018

Aetna’s CEO Mark Bertolini  has been at the national forefront of shaping healthcare financing.  We are pleased to have him as our guest speaker at the Summer State-of-the-State on July 16.  Come hear what he has to say about the current state of the industry and its future.  You’ll want to be “in the room” […]

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M&A Doubles Last Year’s Six Month Total

11 July 2018

In the healthcare sector, mergers and acquisitions have doubled year-over-year.  For the first six month of this year the sector total is $315.74 billion, compared with $154.87 billion in 2017.  Healthcare is the third most active sector, topped only by energy and media entertainment. Two deals represent 43.1 percent of the healthcare M&A total, CVS […]

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