The COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout has left Colorado’s business community reeling, and guidelines from city, state and federal officials have changed daily — sometimes hourly. The Business Journal has rounded up developments that will have the most impact locally. • Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment is offering help for...
As Colorado Springs scrambles to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the city’s senior care centers are having to adjust to a new way of life in isolation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seniors are among the most vulnerable to serious health complications from...
Lessons learned from the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest wildfires are helping the city and county fight the spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. “Every time we have a major event like that, we go back and we look at it and say, ‘How can we do things better?’” said...
The Union Printers Home will close its doors when the last residents of the assisted living and skilled nursing facility have moved out — around the end of this month — but after that, the future of the landmark building is uncertain. “We know very little,” said Tim Boddington, president...
The United States’ physician shortage is growing more critical every year. The main reason, health care leaders say, is a lack of residency programs. While enrollment in medical schools has increased, the number of residency slots has not kept pace. In the Pikes Peak region, Peak Vista Community Health Centers has...
With more than 600,000 people projected to call Colorado Springs home by 2040, and El Paso County’s population expected to swell to nearly 1 million, 2020 is a pivotal year for the region’s dynamic health care landscape. “Our city, our region and our state are growing and seeing development and...
The unprecedented growth seen during the last few years in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region — indeed, the entire state — showed no signs of slowing in 2019, and neither did its health care industry. “We are so committed to … growing with our city, not for the...
A recent survey revealing that two-thirds of Colorado voters are dissatisfied with the current health insurance system comes as no surprise to local health care professionals. Less obvious, however, is what changes are needed to fix that system. Nearly half — 45 percent — of the 650 active voters surveyed statewide...
The state’s Medicaid system, operated by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing, recently came under fire from a group of hospital executives who represent more than 80 percent of hospital care in the state. In a Nov. 21 letter to Gov. Jared Polis and HCPF, the executives...
Cecilia was 1 year old when her parents noticed she was struggling to walk, and had bruising on her body. Her mother took her for an X-ray, and the doctor recommended a blood test, “just in case.” They were called back before they even got home: Cecilia had leukemia. She was...
The number of Coloradans without health insurance has remained perennially low in the years since key provisions of the Affordable Care Act took effect. But a new report suggests those numbers belie more complex barriers Coloradans are facing when it comes to getting health insurance — issues that come...
By J. Adrian Stanley Capitated payments. Value-based care. Fee-for-service. While they have wonky names, health care payment models — how your health insurer pays your doctor, or the group/company that your doctor works for or contracts with — have a tremendous impact on the quality of care you receive and bills...