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Detailed Agenda for the 2021 Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference is now available!

Kaylor Erickson | Sep 22, 2021 | Colorado

The Detailed Agenda for our 2021 Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference on October 20th is now available! We have carefully crafted our Topical Agenda after a long process of Stakeholder engagement that helped us zero in on the health care policy topics most important and relevant to Colorado....[ Read More ]

Pregnant Black Coloradans have among lowest rates of prenatal care visits, highest rates of preterm births

| Sep 22, 2021 | Colorado

Pregnant Black Coloradans covered by Medicaid have among the lowest rates of prenatal care visits in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF)’s September maternity report. These low prenatal care rates, the report indicates, are contributors to the demographic’s leading rate of preterm...[ Read More ]

Comm. Conway: market is "pointed in the right direction" to meet public option benchmarks

| Sep 21, 2021 | Colorado

Based on some of his initial conversations with carriers, Colorado Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway believes the insurance market is “pointed in the right direction” to comply with benchmarks established by the state’s recently passed “public option” bill. He made these comments during a recent webinar hosted by Colorado Healthcare Strategy...[ Read More ]

Intermountain and SCL Health sign letter of intent to merge

| Sep 16, 2021 | Colorado, Utah

Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare and Colorado-based SCL Health — two nonprofit health care organizations — signed a letter of intent to merge on Thursday. The letter promises higher quality care, greater accessibility for underserved communities, and greater affordability.      The combined health system will include 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: HCPF report, Topical Agenda, Veteran health coverage

| Sep 16, 2021 | Colorado

Next week, we will release our list of about 60 speakers curated for you at our upcoming 2021 Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference. It's a very smart group of folks at work to improve the health care system for folks in Colorado. We'll be virtual this year again. I...[ Read More ]

CHI report highlights missed care during pandemic, urges providers to reconnect with patients

| Sep 16, 2021 | Colorado

A report released this month by the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) illustrates the magnitude of missed medical care in Colorado during the pandemic and offers recommendations for addressing this offput care.  Using medical record data from the Colorado Health Observation Regional Data Service (CHORDS), CHI examined the volume of patient...[ Read More ]

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