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Nearly a year ago, voters in Colorado Springs allowed University of Colorado Health to lease Memorial Hospital, bringing a powerhouse nonprofit from Denver to work its magic on the struggling municipal system. UCH has worked hard, publicly and behind the scenes, to turn around Memorial’s patient volume, installing a multi-million-dollar electronic health records system and… Continue Reading Memorial’s morale up; numbers still sluggish

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When a group of mental health care providers got together last October, they started a process that will take years: identifying and solving the mental health crisis in Colorado Springs. But now, the collaboration put together by Pikes Peak Community Health Partnership has the chance to get an infusion of cash from the state to… Continue Reading Mental health – lots of problems, but not solutions

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Health exchanges move forward in state

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Colorado’s still in front of the pack when it comes to implementing its health insurance exchange, known as Connect for Health Colorado. It’s one of a handful of states nearing the finish line as it prepares for a marketing push to begin selling health insurance policies in October. “Colorado really is leading the rest of… Continue Reading Health exchanges move forward in state

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AspenPointe is seeking nominations for its annual “Heroes of Mental Health” award, presented during a luncheon Oct. 15 at The Broadmoor hotel’s International Center. The luncheon recognizes someone in our community who champions wellness and spearheads efforts to curb stigma and promote treatments for mental illness, substance abuse, homelessness or joblessness. Nominees should be residents… Continue Reading AspenPointe seeks ‘Hero of Mental Health’

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Tough adjustment: Health care providers having trouble with TriCare referrals

Three months ago, UnitedHealthcare took over the TriCare contract from TriWest Healthcare Alliance for the 21-state western region. But after that change took effect April 1, few providers were prepared for what happened next: lack of referrals, slow payments, new billing codes, new requirements and reduced services. In Colorado Springs, Alpine Autism Center says UHC… Continue Reading Tough adjustment: Health care providers having trouble with TriCare referrals

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Despite a Division of Insurance edict prohibiting health care discrimination based on transgender status, the problem still persists in the state. Kelly Costello was denied coverage for surgery that allowed him to transition from a woman to a man, just as the state was saying those denials are no longer allowed. And Nicole Garcia has… Continue Reading Transgender discrimination persists despite state ruling

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The awards keep rolling in for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. In addition to winning Healthgrades’ top 50 hospitals nationwide, the hospital’s St. Francis Medical Center, located at the corner of Woodmen Road and Academy Boulevard, was named a “100 Great Community Hospital” by Becker’s Hospital Review. Recipients of the award have fewer than 550 beds… Continue Reading St. Francis wins Becker “top 100″ award

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Future is now: Springs bioscience sector growing stronger

For the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the 41 companies in the city’s bioscience sector represent both an economic boon and the chance to create a larger industry cluster that will bring high-paying jobs and high-tech expertise to the region. From companies that develop stem-cell assays for research laboratories to those that manufacture tiny devices… Continue Reading Future is now: Springs bioscience sector growing stronger

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Business tax picture muddled by reforms

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Health care reform kicks in for good in 2014, but this is the year that businesses have to keep meticulous records — because those records definitely will make a difference on next year’s tax returns. The paperwork for tax credits based on premiums paid by companies has been in the works for a couple of… Continue Reading Business tax picture muddled by reforms

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Local hospital charges not easy to analyze

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Charges for procedures at Colorado’s hospitals vary wildly across the state — and even within cities. And no one really can explain why. What health care experts and consumer advocates do know: Some hospitals charge vastly more money for the same procedures, and it’s not necessarily the smaller, independently run hospitals that are more expensive.… Continue Reading Local hospital charges not easy to analyze

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