Connect for Health Colorado has launched an updated enrollment site for individuals and families shopping for private health insurance in the upcoming open enrollment, which begins Saturday. The early opening provides a pre-enrollment preview for Coloradans obtaining coverage through Connect for Health Colorado, the state health insurance marketplace. More than 148,000 individuals have been covered […]
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Centura Health has another regional partner – Lincoln Community Hospital and Nursing Home in Hugo, Colo. The two have signed an affiliation and services agreement to coordinate and expand the scope of health care services. Lincoln Community becomes the seventh independent affiliate to unite with Centura Health, joining San Luis Valley regional Medical Center in […]
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A newly created Accountable Care Collaborative for Medicaid patients has reduced costs and hospital re-admissions significantly, says the organization that created it, the Community Health Partnership. The partnership creates a client-centered approach to health care that is focused on delivering efficient, coordinated care to improve the overall health of clients. So far, 47,000 people have […]
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The Colorado Springs City Council appears poised to move forward with a ballot issue to determine Memorial Health System’s fate — despite the $246 million it will cost to move its employees from the state’s public pension program. This week, the council formed a task force that will review ballot language and complete work started […]
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It’s been a tumultuous week for Memorial Health System and the City of Colorado Springs by anyone’s standards ...
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The Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Association’s new electronic, online version of the Teller County Medical Directory is live as of Jan. 1. It can be found at pprmc.org. The online directory includes Internet links to more than 30 area specialties and more than 100 Teller County medical professionals. Plus, viewers will find the “Top […]
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Sen. Michael Bennet is asking the Food and Drug Administration for a uniform standard that allows the agency to monitor drugs as they move through the supply chain, ensuring that all medicine is manufactured, stored and distributed safely. There are critical drug shortages in Colorado and throughout the country, and Bennet is proposing new rules […]
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So far this year, more than 2.2 million people with Medicare have saved more than $1.2 billion on prescriptions, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. That averages out to $550 for every person, and more than 22.6 million seniors and people with disabilities across the country have taken advantage of at least […]
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University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) is partnering with Adeptus Health (NYSE: ADPT) to improve access to emergency medical care for people in Colorado Springs, northern Colorado and the Denver Metro area. Under the partnership, UCHealth will hold a majority stake in Adeptus Health’s freestanding emergency rooms in Colorado. UC Health operates Memorial Hospital in Colorado […]
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Rocky Mountain Health Care Services has received a $100,000 grant from the Denver-based Daniels Fund to support the development of the Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). “The goal of the RMHCS PACE program is to offer high-quality, cost-effective care in the least restrictive setting to the elderly population of El Paso and Teller counties,” said Laurie Tebo, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Health Care Services. “The program will bring all services together in one location, promoting continuity of care among providers and decreasing fragmentation of services to participants.”
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More than 4,200 medical marijuana applications have been delayed while the state Department of Health investigates fraudulent physician certification forms. The forms were received between Sept. 5 and Dec. 5 of this year, the department said. The inquiry came from the police, who were present in two locations where applicants were being seen by someone […]
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The latest fatal and nonfatal injury figures Nonfatal injuries and illnesses, private industry Total recordable cases 4,085,400 in 2006 Cases involving days away from work 1,183,500 in 2006 Cases involving sprains, strains, tears 503,530 in 2005 Cases involving injuries to the back 270,890 in 2005 Cases involving falls 255,750 in 2005 Total fatalities (all sectors) […]
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