Colorado Access will administer the Colorado Child Health Plan Plus during the next fiscal year. The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing chose the organization to provide both health and pharmacy benefits management for a projected 28,000 children and 1,600 pregnant women. The group also will assist the state’s provider network, which includes more than 7,700 providers.
Stores magazine has released its list of the The Favorite 50 online retailers, providing the industry with an idea of the hot spots on the Web where consumers love to shop. According to the survey, conducted by BIGresearch, customers rank e-tail giant Amazon.com as their favorite online retail company. eBay.com, typically considered a non-traditional retailer, came in second.
More than half the nation’s programs programs for the elderly have cut services because of higher fuel and food prices — and about 90 percent will be forced to make more cuts next year. Caregivers for the nation’s elderly also report an increase in the time that recipients wait for services — including transportation, home-delivered meals, cleaning and homecare.
As Colorado’s Commission on Health Care Reform continues to travel throughout the state discussing its proposals and preparing for a January deadline to report to the legislature, research shows that similar efforts in other states have significant “unintended consequences.” A study by Milliman Inc. reveals that other states have had to repeal or change their health care initiatives because of these consequences.
Questions about Layoffs and a medical campus dominated a public meeting yesterday about the future of Memorial Health System. Centura Health pledged $1.5 million a year for the medical school campus, and Memorial board chairman Jim Moore said he thought a new, independent nonprofit Memorial would match that money. That means that Colorado Springs would […]
The Vectra Bank Colorado Small Business Index registered 95 during October, up from a revised 93 in September, thanks to unanticipated national economic strength, according to Vectra Bank’s corporate economist, Jeff Thredgold. “The single biggest contributor to the two-point jump in the Colorado SBI was the unexpected strength in U.S. gross domestic product growth last quarter,” Thredgold said. “Lower borrowing costs and increased labor availability in Colorado were also factors.”
The Partnership for a Healthy Colorado has launched a Web site, www.healthypartnership.org, and a radio advertising campaign to highlight health care reform and attempt to engage people in the health care reform process. The push comes as the governor’s commission on health care reform is preparing to meet a January deadline to report to the legislature about proposals for reforming the state’s health care system.
Electronic health initiatives could save money and enhance safety, according to a report from the American Electronics Association. The “eHealth 301: Electronic Prescriptions” report shows that electronic prescriptions also are more convenient and more reliable than paper documents.
Tween Brands plans to convert about 560 Limited Too stores to its higher value-oriented Justice brand, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers. Both stores sell fashion basics to the 7- to 14-year-old girl demographic. The conversion is expected to be complete by the end of the first quarter of 2009.
The Colorado State Health Insurance Assistance Program will receive more than $10,000 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for “outstanding achievement.” The program provides Medicare beneficiaries with counseling and benefits information, including help answering questions related to Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicare Advantage, prescription coverage and low-income assistance.
All Penrose-St. Francis Health Services campuses will be tobacco-free starting Aug. 8, with no designated smoking areas available at any of its facilities. “We’re committed to preserving the health and wellness of our patients and associates, as well as promoting a true healing environment,” said Kristine Barrett, health improvement incentive program coordinator for the hospital. The Aug. 8 date coincides with the opening of the St. Francis Medical Center in northern Colorado Springs.
For malware, the future is fileless. Malwarebytes Labs released their 2019 security predictions Nov. 27, and followed up with another report, ‘Under the Radar — The future of undetected malware,’ on Wednesday. That report delves into the rapid rise of fileless malware and the difficulties of stopping it. Staring down 2019’s most alarming cybersecurity threats […]