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Polis, medical groups call for vaccine mandate for health care workers

| Aug 17, 2021 | Colorado

After Colorado health care organizations issued a statement last week calling for a statewide vaccine mandate for health care workers, Gov. Jared Polis followed suit on Tuesday, asking the Colorado Board of Health to expedite its rulemaking process to implement a vaccine requirement. The mandate would apply to staff who...[ Read More ]

CMS approves extension of Colorado's reinsurance program

| Aug 13, 2021 | Colorado

In the first Section 1332 waiver approved under the Biden administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Colorado’s extension request for its reinsurance program for 2022 through 2026 on Friday.     Governor Jared Polis praised the approval in a statement released on Friday. “As Colorado builds...[ Read More ]

"The pandemic is still here" says Polis, as over 5,000 vaccinations are slated for the weekend

| Feb 3, 2021 | Colorado

Even though Colorado continues to rank at the top of the country for its COVID-19 response and its mass vaccination efforts, Gov. Jared Polis is cautioning that Coloradans are still far from being finished with the virus.  “While it’s exciting that more Coloradans are being vaccinated every day, it’s still,...[ Read More ]

Washington, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon announce coordination on telehealth

| Aug 6, 2020 | Colorado, Oregon, Washington

Building on a previous announcement regarding COVID re-opening, Gov. Jay Inslee joined Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to announce that their states will be working together on telehealth issues.     Joint statement from the states: The coronavirus pandemic has heightened the demand...[ Read More ]

CMS approves Colorado's federal fund match request for telemedicine projects

Michael Goldberg | May 7, 2020 | Colorado

The Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) approved this week a COVID-19 emergency funding request for $7.9 million from the Office of eHealth Innovation (OeHI), in the Lt. Governor’s Office, and Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF). According to a press release published by the Office...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Andrew Romanoff, COVID-19, Mountain towns

| Apr 17, 2020 | Colorado

It's ok to feel sad right now. It's ok to feel less productive than what you'd like. We're all going through a trauma , as individuals and as a collective. This is not a time for us to be at our best. It's a time for us to hold on...[ Read More ]