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Social Determinants of Health Being Addressed

15 May 2019

According to a recent article in Lancet, The gross inequalities in health seen within and between countries present a challenge to the world. That there should be a spread of life expectancy of 48 years among countries and 20 years or more within countries is not inevitable. A growing volume of research identifies social factors […]

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Leapfrog is Out with its Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grades – 16 Colorado Hospitals with an “A”, 4 with a “D”

15 May 2019

Sixteen Colorado hospitals have received an “A” grade for safety on the spring report card from national watchdog analyst, The Leapfrog Group. The high number of acute-care hospitals receiving “A” grades places Colorado in the tenth position nationally for safety.  One Denver hospital, Rose Medical Center has received an “A” grade on every report card […]

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High Prices Due to Lack of Competition: Colorado Health Institute Study

15 May 2019

A new report from the Colorado Health Institute shows how, when choices in the health care market lag, prices rise. “I think that what surprised me — it surprised all of us — was just how strong it was, how strong that correlation between competition and price was,” said Emily Johnson, a director at the […]

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RAND Study: Insurers Pay Hospitals More Than Medicare

15 May 2019

Across the nation, hospitals treating patients with private health insurance were paid overall 2.4 times the Medicare rates in 2017, according to the RAND analysis. The difference was largest for outpatient care, where private prices were almost triple what Medicare would have paid.The study illustrates the widening chasm between what the federal government and the […]

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Americans Without Health Insurance Increased by 1.1 Million in 2018

15 May 2019

2018 is the second consecutive year that number has risen after several years of declines under the Affordable Care Act, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey shows. Efforts by the Trump administration and Congress to challenge and loosen requirements of the Affordable Care Act probably played a role in some going without coverage, analysts said. […]

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States Allege Price Fixing by Generic Drug Makers

15 May 2019

Attorneys General from forty-four states have filed a lawsuit in federal court in Connecticut alleging the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers conspired to artificially inflate and manipulate prices for more than 100 different generic drugs, including treatments for diabetes, cancer, arthritis and other medical conditions. Also named are 15 individual senior executives responsible for sales, marketing and […]

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Halcyon Hospice Names New Medical Director

15 May 2019

Donald Murphy, MD, has been named the next medical director of Halcyon Hospice and Palliative Care.   A University of Colorado Medical School graduate and with an internal medicine emphasis, Dr. Murphy has spent 25 years in hospice care and 30 years in palliative care with Halcyon as part of his geriatrics practice.  He founded MESA […]

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CONVERSATION OF INTEREST: Colorado Managed Care Collaborative

15 May 2019

The Colorado Managed Care Collaborative will be holding a coffee and conversation gathering next Wednesday, May 22, at Syrup in Cherry Creek – 300 Josephine Street.  It is free to both members and non-members, so please join them anytime between 7:00 am and 9:00 am. The coffee, light breakfast and conversation event will give you […]

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Greeley Medical Center Opens Its Doors

08 May 2019

The new UCHealth Greeley Medical Center has opened and is accepting patients  on its campus southwest of U.S. 34 and 65th Avenue in Greeley.  The three-story, 115,000 sq.ft. outpatient medical office facility is currently the new home to more than twelve primary care and specialty clinics.  The new facility consolidated UCHealth services that were previously […]

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DispatchHealth to Double National Presence

08 May 2019

Denver-based DispatchHealth has closed on a $33 million Series B round of funding and plans to increase its market presence from eleven cities to tweny-three nationwide.  The growth was made possible primarily  from investor Echo Health Ventures, a strategic collaboration of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions. DispatchHealth is currently in Denver, Boulder, Colorado […]

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