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EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS SOON: A Conversation with Aetna’s CEO MARK BERTOLINI

13 June 2018

Mark Bertolini  has been in the room and before congress for many of the conversations that have shaped healthcare as we know it.  We are pleased to have him as our guest speaker at the Summer State-of-the-State on July 16.  You’ll want to be “in the room” for this one. In 2017, Modern Healthcare magazine […]

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Leo Tokar Takes New Position

13 June 2018

Lockton Mountain West has announced the promotion of Leo Tokar to president of their employee benefits group at the brokerage firm.   He will oversee health and welfare, retirement, and benefits restoration practices in his new position. Tokar has been with Lockton Mountain West since 2010 serving as executive vice president.  Prior to that, he was […]

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Kenny Hosack Moves On Michael Ruhs Takes Over

13 June 2018

Kenny Hosack a 33 year veteran at Craig Hospital will retire on July 31.  He is the director of marketing and public relations for the hospital, a position that he has held since 1996.  He was the co-founder of the Colorado Brain Injury Association and received the National Head Injury Foundation Founders Award in 1991.  […]

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DaVita Divests Its Direct Primary Care Business

13 June 2018

 DaVita’s  direct primary care business, Paladina Health, has been sold to venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates.   The price tag is estimated at $100 million.  Paladina Health currently operates 50 physician offices in 10 states, including Colorado. NEA is a global venture capital firm that has principally invested in technology and healthcare companies since its […]

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Colorado Responds to ACA Decisions by DOJ & Administration

13 June 2018

Interim Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway released a statement from the Division of Insurance reassuring Colorado residents that they will still be eligible to sign up for health insurance even with pre-existing conditions.   Conway also assured Coloradans that “community rating” is still in effect in the State. Both provisions are embedded in Colorado Health Care law […]

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Envision Healthcare To Go Private

13 June 2018

On June 11, Envision Healthcare announced that it had signed a definitive merger agreement with private equity firm KKR & Co.  The agreement terms stipulate that KKR will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Envision’s common stock for cash and take the publicly traded company private with the sale. The deal is valued at […]

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CMS Rural Health Strategy & Colorado Response

13 June 2018

Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a strategic plan to improve the health care of rural American.    CMS sponsored listening sessions around the country to hear directly from stakeholders and consumers concerning their concerns and suggestions for improving the health of rural America.  The result of these sessions was the first […]

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To Garden Is To Help Heal

13 June 2018

Craig Hospital has championed the concept of therapeutic recreation as a founding principal.  One of its therapeutic recreations is horticultural therapy.  Since 1982, Craig has offered this option to patients who are gardeners and to those who are new to the activity. The program provides user friendly spaces to garden and adaptive equipment that makes […]

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President Trump Signs VA Private Sector Option

06 June 2018

Yesterday, President Trump signed legislation that would allow expanded access by veterans to private sector medical care in addition to other agency overhauls.    Fulfilling a campaign promise, the President championed the idea that veterans should be able to  “just go see a doctor”. The bill came to the President’s desk with strong bi-partisan approval.  Criteria […]

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Children’s Hospital Colorado Breaks Ground

06 June 2018

Children’s Hospital Colorado celebrated a groundbreaking on June 5 for an expansion of its North Campus in Broomfield.   The new 200,000 sq.ft. addition will be four times the size of the original campus space.   It will expand upon currently offered services and will add an emergency department.   Expanded facilities and services will include urgent […]

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