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Four Colorado CFOs Nationally Recognized

06 June 2018

Four Colorado chief financial officers have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Becker’s “150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know”.  They are: Barbara Carveth, vice president of finance and CFO of University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora.  Carveth has served as VP & CFO since 2013.   She previously served as CFO at St. […]

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St. Mary-Corwin’s Restructuring Update

06 June 2018

In March, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo announced plans to restructure its operations resulting in the elimination of some hospital services, the paring down of others, and the expanding of such services as cancer and orthopedic care.  The moves displaced 275 employees over a three stage transition period.  The third stage is complete and […]

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Medicare Trust Fund Could Be Depleted by 2026

06 June 2018

The Board of Trustees for the Medicare Trust Fund released their annual report on Tuesday, June 5.  It expressed concern that the Medicare trust that funds Medicare Part A will be depleted two year’s earlier than projected in last year’s report, if decisive action is not taken by Congress and the Administration.     The 2026 date […]

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IN MEMORIAM: Dr. Jack Locke

06 June 2018

Stanley “Jack” Locke, MD, passed away on May 25 from complications of Parkinson’s disease.  He was well known for his decades long practice as a family physician in Colorado as well as his commitment to rural health care. Following a residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the late sixties, he set up a family practice […]

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Colorado Access Advances Member Communication

06 June 2018

Colorado Access has announced that it will be partnering with Welltok, a consumer health information company, to improve its communication efforts with its Medicaid members. The new Welltok system, EngageME, will use different communication avenues to reach members based on their personal preferences for their interactions with Colorado Access. The new system centralizes and streamlines […]

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Shortage of Primary Care Doctors Evident in Pay Increases

30 May 2018

Primary care physicians topped the list for compensation growth over the last five years, significantly beating out other specialty physician groups.   Denver-based Medical Group Management Association conducted the research compiling comparative data from over 136,000 health care providers in over 5,800 organizations around the country. The over 10 percent increase in total compensation for primary […]

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Mental Health Center of Denver adds New VP

30 May 2018

The Mental Health Center of Denver has named Michael Niyompong as its next vice president of strategic community partnerships.  He comes to the position with a resume of community building and volunteerism.  Niyompong most recently served as the chief operating officer at Clayton Early Learning Center. He began his new position with Mental Health Center […]

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Centura Health Now Offers iPhone Health Records

30 May 2018

Centura Health has announced that it now offers Health Records on iPhone.  Patients will now have access to their medical records from one of Centura Health’s hospitals, ER facilities, Urgent Care centers and Colorado Health Neighborhoods on their Apple Health app. Health Records uses Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, an electronic medical records transferring system to […]

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Virtual Dermatology

30 May 2018

Comparison testing has been done pitting man against machine in detecting skin cancers.  Dermatologists were able to accurately detect 86.6 percent of the skin melanomas in patients compared to the artificial visual imagery known as deep learning convolutional neural network which had an accuracy detection rate of 95 percent.  The CNN was also more accurate […]

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Health Insurance Subsidies to Hit Record High

30 May 2018

The Congressional Budget Office is out with its projections on the amount that the federal government will pay to subsidize health insurance costs for those under the age of 65.  It is estimated to be close to $700 billion in 2019.  The subsidies will represent approximately 3.4 percent of the GDP. Following record low numbers […]

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