Recent data from CMS shows that Colorado spent $4 billion less than the national average on hospital care in 2020.      The average per capita health expenditure in Colorado that year was $3,163 compared to the US national average of $3,855, which meant that Coloradans spent $692 (18%) less per person on hospital costs … Read more

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) recently released emergency department (ED) utilization data for the state’s Medicaid program and found that each year, approximately 25% of Health First Colorado members visit the emergency room at least once for care. Some 4% of members visited the ED 6 or more times per … Read more

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will update its hospital data to improve COVID-19 reporting among hospitalizations as part of today’s regular 4 p.m. data update. In order to improve data transparency and provide the public with better hospitalization information, CDPHE requested and began receiving additional data about COVID hospitalizations from hospitals and health systems. … Read more

According to a report released last week by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), Colorado hospitals have the highest profit margins in the country.  The department says these high profits ultimately translate to increased prices for payers and patients. The department evaluated the Medicare Cost Report Data for Colorado’s hospitals from … Read more