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Your Medical Records May Contain Dangerous Errors

28 November 2018

Older adults have cause to be careful about what’s in their medical records.  The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology estimates that nearly 1 in 10 people who access records online end up requesting that they be corrected for a variety of reasons. In the worst-case scenario, an incorrect diagnosis, scan or […]

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Mental Health Hospital on Western Slope Doubles Size

28 November 2018

The grand opening of the newly expanded West Springs Hospital in Grand Junction is scheduled for December 5. The facility is the only mental health hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City.   The expansion will double the number of available beds from the current 32 to 64 beds. The expansion will give the hospital the space […]

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Safe Injection Facility Pilot Program Could Come to Denver

28 November 2018

Denver City Council has passed an ordinance this week in support of establishing a safe space for illicit drug uses to inject.   The two year pilot program would provide trained professionals to supervise the operation and a sanitary environment with clean needles.  The staff would be a resource to users on safe injection education and […]

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Two New Faces at Health Care Policy & Financing Dept.

28 November 2018

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing has two new staff members.  HCPF oversees both Health First Colorado, the state’s Medicaid program and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+). Stephanie Ziegler is the director of the Cost Control & Quality Improvement Office.  This office is new to HCPF.  It was unanimously approved by the […]

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

21 November 2018

We at HCCA are grateful for the support we’ve received from our subscribers and “friends of the firm” over the years. THANK YOU! MAY  TODAY AND YOUR YEAR AHEAD BE FILLED WITH REASONS TO BE THANKFUL!

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Donna Lynne Announces Future Plans

21 November 2018

Dr. Donna Lynne has announced her plans for the future following the end of her tenure as Lieutenant Governor of Colorado on January 8.  She will be returning to New York City to begin the next chapter of her professional life as CEO of Columbia University Docs and COO of Columbia University Medical Center. Lynne […]

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MEETING OF INTEREST: Scott Becker, Publisher and Founder of Becker’s Hospital Review

21 November 2018

The Denver Medical Study Group is pleased to announce that Scott Becker, publisher and founder of Becker’s HealthCare and Becker’s Hospital Review will be the presenter at its annual  evening event.   His topic will be:  Healthcare as a Zero-Sum Game–Who are the Winners and Losers Past and Future? The event will begin with a […]

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Not Everyone is Home For the Holidays

21 November 2018

A three-month long 9Wants to Know investigation is uncovering a growing healthcare epidemic where hundreds of people are abandoned every year at Denver metro-area hospitals. The epidemic is costing hospitals and in some cases, taxpayers, millions of dollars a year. Jerry Ellingsen is among 113 at-risk adults stranded in September. At Denver International Airport an 80-year-old […]

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Swedish Medical Center Helping Needy Kids

21 November 2018

“The holidays represent time to relax and enjoy family and friends. For some of our homeless and at-risk families, this is, unfortunately, not a reality,” Becky Manning, Englewood Schools homeless liaison, said.  “We like to be able to help in ways that allow families to spend more time on things that are important to them. […]

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New Name for Merger of CHI and Dignity Health

21 November 2018

Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives have announced the name of their soon to be formed entity which will combine the two mega-healthcare systems.  The name will be CommonSpirit Health.   According to a spokesperson for the corporations, the name was selected from 1,200 submissions because it “reflects the mission of service and the diversity of […]

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