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Another Meeting of Interest Coming Next Week

“Friend of the Firm”, Chris Hadley and his Denver Medical Study Group, will be hosting a luncheon event at noon on Thursday, March 21 at the COPIC offices.  The speaker will be Gary Herschman, health care attorney at Epstein Becker & Green, Newark, NJ.  Mr. Herschman advises medical groups from across the country on strategic […]

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Interview with Centura Health CEO Peter Blanco on Growth Plan

A new 2025 strategic plan has been developed for the future growth of Centennial-based Centura Health.   The two sponsoring organizations, Altamonte Springs, Fla.-base AdventHealth and Chcago-based CommonSpirit Health were in agreement with Centura Health CEO, Peter Banko, that the existing 2020 strategic plan was in need of revision. Kelly Gooch of Becker’s Hospital Review shares […]

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SCL Health Announces New C-Suite Executive

SCL Health has announced that Craig Richardville will be its next senior vice president and chief information officer for the faith-based nonprofit organization.  Before joining SCL Health, Richardville was the owner and president of Richardville Consulting based in Charlotte,  North Carolina.  He spent more than 20 years of his career in IT at Carolinas HealthCare […]

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Six Colorado Hospitals Rated 5 Stars by CMS

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings in February, recognizing 293 hospitals with five stars. CMS’ Hospital Compare website reports on quality measures for more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Here is a breakdown of the updated star ratings: One star: 282 hospitals Two stars: 800 hospitals Three stars: […]

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Banner Partners to Assist the Unisured Find Coverage

Banner Health is partnering with Integrated Health Management Services (IHMS) to help connect uninsured patients with health care coverage options they can access.  IHMS is a leader in revenue-cycle management that benefits both the hospitals financial viability and provides the uninsured patient with health coverage options  IHMS will also act as a clearinghouse for patients […]

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Name for Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase Healthcare Venture Announced

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase, (ABC) have announced the name of their joint venture.  It will be called HAVEN.   In January of last year, the three mega-employers announced their plans to create a healthcare organization with the mission of cutting healthcare costs for their U.S. employees. The venture selected Atul Gawande, MD as its […]

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Colorado Health Foundation, The Colorado Trust and Kaiser Family Foundation form Partnership

The partnership will hire a Colorado-based Kaiser Health News (KHN) reporter and recruit a team of freelance journalists throughout the state to bring the same high-quality health journalism to Colorado and the surrounding region that KHN produces nationally. This partnership will also share important stories from Colorado and the region with the nation. “This is an […]

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FDA Warns Consumers to Stop Importing Prescriptions

The Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to CanaRx, a clearing house for overseas pharmacies, stating that the company has been sending “unapproved” and “misbranded” drugs across the border to U.S. consumers. The Canadian company functions not as an online pharmacy but as a broker between brick-and-mortar pharmacies located in Canada, Great Britain […]

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Health and Human Services to Propose Revolutionary Changes to Dialysis Reimbursement

HHS is working on a payment model that would improve care during a patient’s early stages of kidney disease. The model would also favor at-home dialysis treatment over clinic-based care, CMS Administrator Seema Verma told Reuters. The intent is to cut back on the $114 billion CMS spends every year on chronic kidney disease and end-stage […]

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Medicare Enrollees Target for Scammers

The Colorado Division of Insurance released a consumer advisory.  Medicare enrollees should be wary of advertising for back and knee braces. Companies that sell the braces and other types of durable medical equipment (also called DME), are doing aggressive advertising in Colorado and across the country – on television, in newspapers, through direct mail, and […]

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