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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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“Medicare for All” could be Costly and Disruptive: CBO

08 May 2019

A report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office was a high-level look at the pros and cons of changing the current mix of public and private health care financing to a system paid for entirely by the government. It did not include cost estimates of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All legislation or its House […]

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Recognize and Celebrate Registered Nurses this Week

08 May 2019

May 6 marks the start of National Nurses Week, recognizing and celebrating the 4 million registered nurses nationwide. The celebration ends May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Ms. Nightingale is widely credited for founding modern nursing. The American Nurses Association launched the weeklong event in 1993 and is offering a toolkit with numerous resources to help celebrate nurses […]

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New HHS Rule: “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights”

08 May 2019

The Trump administration finalized a new 440-page rule Thursday strengthening protections for healthcare workers who refuse to provide care that violates their religious or moral beliefs. The new rule was announced Thursday by President Donald Trump during remarks at the White House Rose Garden on the National Day of Prayer. The reactions were as expected. Proponents, […]

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Employed Physicians Outnumber Self-Employed Physicians According to American Medical Association

08 May 2019

“Transformational change continues in the delivery of healthcare, and physicians are responding by re-evaluating their practice arrangements,” AMA President Barbara McAneny, MD, said in a news release. “Physicians must assess many factors and carefully determine for themselves what settings they find professionally rewarding when considering independence or employment.” The latest AMA study found that 47.4 percent […]

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