Featured Stories
Colorado Headlines
 

Colorado Headlines

Check out all the latest healthcare news from Colorado.

UCHealth Memorial Central – Level I Trauma Center

18 April 2018

UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs has been designated a Level I Trauma Center.  Earlier this week, the hospital announced that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued the new designation following a four month review.  Memorial Hospital Central is the only Level I Trauma Center outside of the metro-Denver area. Memorial […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, News0 Comments

Brokers Can Now Charge Clients for Insurance Advise

18 April 2018

With a unanimous vote from both houses at the State Capital and a signature from Governor Hickenlooper, Senate Bill 136 allowing health insurance brokers to charge fees for their service, is now  law.   The Colorado Insurance Commissioners office will establish guidelines for consumer disclosure. “The bill allows an insurance producer or broker advising a client […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, News0 Comments

Amazon Nixes plan to Sell Drugs to Hosp.

18 April 2018

Amazon has decided to abandon its efforts to delve in to the pharmaceutical and medical supply distribution market for large hospital systems and outpatient clinics.  There simply was not enough interest to go forward with the expanded hospital business platform. Amazon still has an interest in becoming a direct-to-consumer prescription drug business given its current […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, National News, News0 Comments

Kaiser Funds Gun Violence Research Effort

18 April 2018

Kaiser Permanente  has made a commitment to fund research that will identify interventions within the  care delivery system that show promise in preventing firearm injuries  and deaths.   Funding for similar research by the federal government was suspended some two decades ago.  The research effort will be overseen by a newly established Kaiser committee, the […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, National News, News0 Comments

St. Mary-Corwin – Still Serving Community

18 April 2018

The transition of St. Mary-Corwin to a leaner medical facility has left the community with concerns and questions.  The hospital’s leadership team has been engaged in reassuring the community that St. Mary-Corwin will not be closing and will even be enhancing some of its award-winning services in the near future. Plans to expand its cancer […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, News0 Comments

Home Care of the Grand Valley CEO Retires

11 April 2018

Sue Brown, co-founder and CEO of Grand Junction-based Home Care of the Grand Valley will retire at the end of the month.  She along with other community leaders established the community-based, non-profit home health care agency in 2002.  It provides full-service, medical and basic care to residents of all ages across a five county region […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado Comings & Goings, Colorado News, Comings and Goings, News0 Comments

Increase in Sales Tax Proposed to Fund Mental Health

11 April 2018

An initiative is being proposed to address Denver’s mental health and substance abuse problem.   The “Caring for Denver” initiative proposes a 0.25 percent  City & County of Denver sales tax increase to pay for mental health and substance abuse treatment options.   The proposal must garner 4,700 signatures to get on the ballot.  If voted upon […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, News0 Comments

Abrupt Change in Leadership at Cortez Hospital

11 April 2018

On April 6, Cortez-based Southwest Health System announced the release of three top executives from its leadership team.  The three released are: CEO Kent Rogers, Chief Nursing Officer Karen Pasquin and Chief Ambulatory Services Officer Ken Boucher.  No formal reason was given for the dismissals other than “a change in leadership direction”.   Chairman of the […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado Comings & Goings, Colorado News, Comings and Goings, News0 Comments

The Medical Center of Aurora to Expand by 50 Beds

11 April 2018

The Medical Center of Aurora, an HCA/HealthONE hospital, has announce plans to expand by fifty beds their North Campus Behavioral Health and Wellness Center.  The addition will increase the bed count at the North Campus to 128.  The expansion will include additional beds for the facility’s senior care and children & adolescent units. Recent research […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado Comings & Goings, Colorado News, Comings and Goings, News0 Comments

CVS to Add In-Home Kidney Care to Its Offerings

11 April 2018

Pharmaceutical powerhouse, CVS, has announced plans to add chronic kidney disease monitoring and dialysis to its expanding range of services.   The corporation’s focus on addressing chronic disease issues to improve patient health has driven the decision. CVS and Coram will expand their specialty infusion home service to include a chronic kidney disease initiative.  They will […]

Read the full story

Posted in Colorado News, National News, News0 Comments

Thank You Sponsors

UnitedHealthcare

Thank You For Your Loyalty.

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 33rd year, we are grateful for the opportunity to be one of your sources of information in this ever-changing, healthcare market.