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CIVHC’s Paulson Honored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

01 August 2018

Kristin Paulson, vice president of research and innovation at CIVHC, is one of eight nationally recognized health professionals to be named a health policy fellow by the National Academy of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Beginning in September, she will spend a year in Washington, D.C. immersing  herself in issues of health care […]

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EVENT OF NOTE: CMGMA Conference Coming Soon

01 August 2018

Colorado Medical Group Management Association (CMGMA) will be holding their annual Fall Conference in Breckenridge on September 13-14. The conference gathers together medical group managers and administrators of all practice specialties to learn from leaders in the field practical health care solutions and best practices to improve their operations. The conference will be held at […]

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New Leader for VA Receives Bipartisan Approval

01 August 2018

The Senate voted 86-9 to confirm Robert Wilkie as the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  His high approval was precipitated by his assurance that he would not work to privatize Veteran Affairs, the second largest department in the federal government. Considered a Washington insider, Wilkie, has spent his career working on Capitol Hill, at the […]

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Final Rules from HHS

01 August 2018

At the end of July, HHS issued two rulings that impact the health insurance marketplace.  On Tuesday, July 31, they issue a final rule extending short-term, limited duration health insurance plans to a maximum time frame of 12 months.   Using these plans, enrollees will be able to renew their health plan for a total of […]

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Boulder Community Health Merging and Moving Clinics

25 July 2018

Boulder Community Health will merge two of its internal medicine clinics and begin seeing patients soon at a new combined facility.  Internal Medicine Associates of Boulder and Internal Medicine Associates of Foothills will merge their practices and set up shop at BCH leased space at 5495 Arapahoe Road.   The combined practice will be known as […]

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Humana Taps New Lead for Commercial Sales in Mountain States Sector

25 July 2018

Humana Inc. has announced the promotion of Victoria Coley to the leadership position for commercial sales in the Mountain States division which includes Colorado, Idaho and Utah.  She currently serves as market vice president of the desert states (Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico) for Humana, a position she will continue to hold. Coley has been […]

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Four Colorado Community Hospitals on 2018 Top 100 – according to Becker’s Hospital Review

25 July 2018

Annually, Becker’s Hospital Review analyzes several national hospital rankings to come up with their version of “100 Great Community Hospitals”.   In the 2018 edition, Colorado is represented by four community hospitals judged as industry leaders in operational excellence, quality patient care, and economic impact on their communities. For purposes of this survey, a community hospital […]

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MEETING OF INTEREST: Managed Care Contracting Tips

25 July 2018

The Colorado Managed Care Collaborative will hold its fifth session in a series on contracting on Tuesday, August 16.  The breakfast session is titled “Managed Care Contracting Tips You Want to Know“.  The presenter will be Spencer Fane Attorney Ellen Stewart.  Be sure to mark your calendars and register for: WHEN:  Tuesday , August 14.  […]

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Ribbon-Cutting for VA Hospital

25 July 2018

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center on the east end of the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, took place on Saturday, July 21.   The new VA hospital will open tomorrow, July 27, for out-patient services and August 4 for inpatient care. The latest addition to the U.S. Department of Veterans […]

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Rethinking Care Delivery To Improve Health

25 July 2018

After a  compelling conversation with Aetna’s President Mark Bertolini at the State-of-the-State last week touching on the subject, the New York Times has published an article on how the health care industry can rethink its delivery of care to make it more personally relevant. Anecdotally, this more “patient-centric” approach has proved to be beneficial.   Translating […]

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