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NEXT MONDAY – a conversation with MARK BERTOLINI

Aetna’s CEO Mark Bertolini  has been at the national forefront of shaping healthcare financing.  We are pleased to have him as our guest speaker at the Summer State-of-the-State on July 16.  Come hear what he has to say about the current state of the industry and its future.  You’ll want to be “in the room” […]

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Governor’s Race – How Each Candidate Stands on Health Care

The Colorado governor’s race, to replace term-limited Gov. John Hickenlooper, will pit Republican candidate Walker Stapleton against Democratic candidate Jared Polis. The two candidates reflect the more extreme wings of their parties on issues facing the state than the more moderate positions of the current administration.   Polis, a liberal Democrat, is a five-term Boulder […]

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DOI Announces 2019 Health Insurance Plan Deadlines

The Colorado Division of insurance has released its timeline for health insurance companies to comply with filing deadlines for their 2019 small group and individual plan offerings.  The timeline closely mirrors last year’s dates. JUNE 15:  deadline for filing proposed plans and premiums for the 2019 plan year.   JULY 13:  Release of preliminary information on […]

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UCHealth # 5 Health System According to IBM Watson Survey

UCHealth was named the fifth-best large health system in IBM Watson Health’s “Top Fifteen Health Systems” survey.  This is the first time that UCHealth has been nationally recognized in the annual survey.  The organization-wide performance rankings were determined by reviewing quality and outcomes data from a variety of independent sources.  The UCHealth system is comprised […]

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CHIP Extended

The temporary spending plan averting a continued federal government shutdown includes a six-year extension for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.   The new legislation approved by both chambers of Congress provides $124 billion to states in the matching grant program through 2023.   More than 75,000 children and 800 pregnant women will now be covered under Colorado’s […]

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Tomorrow – Deadline for Individual Health Insurance on the Colorado Exchange for 2018

Friday, January 12, is the deadline for individuals to sign up for 2018 coverage on the Colorado health insurance exchange, Connect for Health Colorado.   Last Monday, the exchange recorded more than 158,000 plan selections nearing the all time high set last year of 176,000 participants.  If the trend holds, the exchange will see a 2 […]

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Governor Appoints Kim Bimestefer to Cabinet Post

Governor John Hickenlooper has named Kim Bimestefer as the State’s next executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.  The department is tasked with overseeing Colorado’s Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) programs. Bimestefer comes to the position with 30 years of health care experience.  Most recently, she has headed […]

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THREE CHEERS FOR NEW YEARS!

We at HCCA would like to thank you for your support in 2017, and we look forward to being one of your sources for healthcare information in the new year. May your holidays be filled with family and friends and may you find time to be “MERRY”!  THREE CHEERS FOR NEW YEARS!  We’ll be back […]

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Colorado Community Health Alliance & Health First Colorado Join Forces

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has selected Colorado Community Health Alliance as the designated Regional Accountable Entity in an eight county area for Health First Colorado (the state’s Medicaid program).  The partnership will be an active player in the next phase of Colorado’s Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) program set to begin […]

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Optum to Buy DaVita Medical Group

In a joint news release, the Optum Division of UnitedHealth Group has announced its intentions to acquire the DaVita Medical Group, a division of DaVita Inc.  The cash purchase price is set at $4.9 billion.   DaVita has expressed an interest in using a portion of the purchase price to buy back stock.  Pending regulatory approval, […]

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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 34th year, we are grateful for the opportunity to be one of your sources of information in this ever-changing, healthcare market.