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Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

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Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

Individuals and employers alike are navigating a complex health care system these days. In Colorado Springs, Kaiser Permanente is working to address this complexity head-on as it incorporates technology, evidence-based research and collaborative care teams to provide high-quality, coordinated patient care. Kaiser Permanente is unique in that it is both an insurance company and a… Continue Reading Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

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CSFD signs contract with AMR

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CSFD signs contract with AMR

The City of Colorado Springs signed a contract with American Medical Response Tuesday. The five-year contract will go into effect April 1. The goal, according to a city press release, is to enhance ambulance services to residents within the city and enclaves of unincorporated areas within the city. With headquarters in Colorado, AMR is the current… Continue Reading CSFD signs contract with AMR

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AspenPointe a finalist for award, statewide recognition

A Colorado Springs health network is one of three finalists for statewide recognition by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. The committee announced Thursday that mental and behavioral health services provider AspenPointe is one of 15 finalists competing for five different Business for the Arts Awards. AspenPointe is nominated for the Impact Award along… Continue Reading AspenPointe a finalist for award, statewide recognition

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Aspen, Denver Susan G. Komen affiliates merge

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Aspen, Denver Susan G. Komen affiliates merge

Denver metropolitan affiliate and Aspen affiliate, two Colorado-based affiliates of Susan G. Komen have agreed to merge, representatives said in a news release this week. The two affiliates, each with strong reputations as local resources and one of the largest medical grant-making organizations in their service area, are merging to ensure continued Komen presence to… Continue Reading Aspen, Denver Susan G. Komen affiliates merge

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Peak Vista merging with rural Plains Medical Center

Peak Vista Community Health Centers, already a major presence in El Paso and Teller counties serving about 66,000 patients, is broadening its reach. Peak Vista announced Thursday it has started a process to merge, beginning in early 2014, with Plains Medical Center, which has four locations northeast of Colorado Springs serving the rural communities of… Continue Reading Peak Vista merging with rural Plains Medical Center

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid show ACA savings

Seniors in Colorado saved $91 million on prescription drug costs since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, according to data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Nationally, seniors and people with disabilities with a Medicare prescription drug plan coverage saved $8.9 billion to date this year on their prescription drugs because of ACA.… Continue Reading Centers for Medicare & Medicaid show ACA savings

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Martin named COO of Memorial

Colorado Springs native Colette Martin is Memorial Hospital’s new chief operating officer, effective immediately. She replaces Bill Mohon, who left in February. Prior to becoming COO, Martin, 43, served as director of strategic planning at Memorial, where she led several initiatives supporting Memorial’s affiliation with UCHealth. Hospital authorities conducted a national search for the position,… Continue Reading Martin named COO of Memorial

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Kaiser to open new health care center

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Kaiser to open new health care center

Kaiser Permanente will open the doors to its new specialty center in Lone Tree Dec. 2. This is the largest construction project in Colorado in nearly a decade. Since 2010, Kaiser membership statewide has grown 10.5 percent to more than 540,000, including 128,000 members from the South Metro Denver area. The health plan opened new… Continue Reading Kaiser to open new health care center

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Employers have options for ACA

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For employers who like to delay the inevitable, there’s some hope. Compliance with Affordable Care Act mandates has a few options to postpone one’s fate. Between 2014 and 2015 lurk dramatic differences in mandates. Starting on the first day of 2015, companies with 50 or more full-time-equivalent employees must offer health insurance coverage with essential… Continue Reading Employers have options for ACA

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Rural Health Center receives $416,000 grant from Kaiser

In an era of tumultuous moments in health care, one entity in the state has cause to rejoice. The Colorado Rural Health Center received a three-year, $416,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado, which will help many rural health clinics improve overall quality and consistency of care provided. The grant will provide assistance to 19 rural… Continue Reading Rural Health Center receives $416,000 grant from Kaiser

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