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Banner Health & MD Anderson Expand Relationship to Northern Colorado

Banner Health and cancer treatment specialist, MD Anderson, joined forces in Gilbert, Arizona in September 2011 to form one of the top cancer treatment partnerships in the nation.  That partnership will now be coming to Northern Colorado with the announcement last week of expanded cancer treatment opportunities under the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center umbrella […]

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Lockton Announces New CEO of Mountain West Operations

Lockton has announced the selection of Tate McCoy as the insurance broker’s next CEO of its Mountain West operations.  He will oversee Mountain West operations in Lockton offices located in Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Seattle.  McCoy has been with Lockton for 22 years and most recently served as an executive vice president of the […]

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Born of the Affordable Care Act, Bundled Payments Seem to Deliver on Their Promise

The ACA authorized an experiment:  pay hospitals a single amount for surgeries to replace joints like knees and hips instead of paying them for each individual service. The hope was that hospitals could lower costs and maintain or improve the quality of care. It was voluntary under the Obama administration — hospitals could opt in or […]

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Colo. Division of Insurance Releases Report Detailing Market Share and Financial Status of Companies

“This report is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to dig into the data and find out more about the insurance market here in Colorado,” said Interim Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway. “It is a great tool for in-depth research or just to answer simple questions.” For each line of insurance, the report details the […]

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Flu Shot over Mist for children

The American Academy of Pediatrics is out with the recommendation that pediatric patients be given a flu vaccine for the coming season rather than the popular nasal spray vaccine FluMist.  The recommendation differs from that of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The CDC has not made a similar recommendation out of  concern that […]

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OTC Partnership between Anthem & Walmart

Anthem’s Medicare Advantage plan members will have an added benefit next year.  Anthem and Walmart will partner to give access to Walmart discounts for MA members with their OTC plan allowances to buy OTC medications and supplemental non-medical products and make available to online purchasers free two-day shipping for orders exceeding $35. Since February when […]

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Paladina Health Eyes Vigorous Expansion

DaVita sold the primary care provider network three-months ago.  Paladina Health provides employer-sponsored primary medical services for employees through onsite and shared health care centers.  After acquiring $165 million in its first round of funding, Paladina is ready to expand.  The model is to open clinics that can treat workers faster than often overbooked primary-care doctors.  […]

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Cigna-Express Scripts Deal Moves Forward

Cigna’s acquisition to purchase Express Scripts has a green light to proceed from shareholders of other corporations.  Cigna received a 90 percent affirmative response from its shareholders on August 24 and Express Scripts shareholders approved the acquisition with 78 percent voting in the affirmative on the same day.   The purchase agreement has a price tag […]

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CU Medical Campus Receives Largest Private Gift in History

The name sake for whom the University of Colorado Medical campus is named, Philip Anschutz and The Anschutz Foundation, have added an additional $120 million to their current investment in the campus.  This represents the largest private, philanthropic donation in the medical campus’ history. The new donation will be used to retain  and recruit top […]

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Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis Off to a New Challenge

Craig Hospital in Englewood has announced the selection of Jandel Allen-Davis, M.D. as its next president and CEO.     Allen-Davis has spent the majority of her career as part of the Kaiser team both as a staff physician in obstetrics and gynecology and from 2006 until April 2009 as an associate medical director of […]

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