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(Published 2:40 p.m., April 4) Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care received the largest grant in its history to complete its latest capital campaign in 15 months. The nonprofit received $545,000 from the Daniels Fund to finish off its $7 million We Care campaign. Originally scheduled to last three years, the campaign raised money to… Continue Reading $545,000 grant is largest in hospice’s history

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DOI issues new rule banning discrimination

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Leo Kattari has to go to the doctor every three months for blood tests, and he takes biweekly testosterone shots. Although he has health insurance through his job, the policy covered none of the checkups, lab tests or medicines. “I spend about $200, $300 every time I go to the doctor,” he said. “My doctor… Continue Reading DOI issues new rule banning discrimination

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Care collaborative reduces Medicaid costs

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Care collaborative reduces Medicaid costs

A newly created Accountable Care Collaborative for Medicaid patients has reduced costs and hospital re-admissions significantly, says the organization that created it, the Community Health Partnership. The partnership creates a client-centered approach to health care that is focused on delivering efficient, coordinated care to improve the overall health of clients. So far, 47,000 people have… Continue Reading Care collaborative reduces Medicaid costs

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Health care reform leads to telephone scam

As the implementation of the Affordable Care Act nears, Colorado’s elderly are the target of a scam to obtain their personal information and bank accounts, according to the Department of Regulatory Agencies. The scammers call from a Texas area code, and claim the person is being issued a new national medical card or a new… Continue Reading Health care reform leads to telephone scam

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Audit finds problems in state’s medical marijuana enforcement

Colorado’s medical marijuana industry isn’t regulated closely enough – and the medical marijuana enforcement division is in need of serious overhaul. A highly critical audit from the state auditor  found a lack of funding and planning contributed to problems at the Colorado Department of Revenue that led to lack of consistent enforcement, discipline and a… Continue Reading Audit finds problems in state’s medical marijuana enforcement

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Peak Vista to move Women’s Clinic to Union Blvd.

The Peak Vista Community Health Centers will move its Women’s Health Center into its new location at 225 S. Union Blvd this week. The clinic is currently located at 350 Printers Parkway, and will open in its new location March 27. The staff will continue to see patients during the moving process. The new clinic… Continue Reading Peak Vista to move Women’s Clinic to Union Blvd.

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Memorial becomes official hospital for Springs Sky Sox

Memorial Hospital is now the official hospital for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. The hospital is partnering with the Sky Sox to promote health, exercise and athletics, according to a press release about the partnership. Under this exclusive, three-year agreement, the two organizations will collaborate around healthy initiatives in the Pikes Peak Region. “The Sky… Continue Reading Memorial becomes official hospital for Springs Sky Sox

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UnitedHealthcare adds 230 jobs in Springs

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UnitedHealthcare adds 230 jobs in Springs

UnitedHealthcare is expanding in Colorado Springs once again, this time thanks to its federal contract to administer the Department of Defense’s Tricare program. About 230 people will be hired as part of the effort, and UnitedHealthcare is creating a new beneficiary and provider service center in the Springs as the primary telephone customer service center… Continue Reading UnitedHealthcare adds 230 jobs in Springs

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Kaiser Permanente members have rated the organization’s health plan highest in member satisfaction in Colorado for a sixth consecutive year, according to a new study released by J.D. Power and Associates. J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Member Health Plan Study is based on survey responses of 33,000 members in 136 commercial health plans throughout the… Continue Reading Kaiser ranked highest Colorado health plan, says J.D. Power

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Council approves health foundation board

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Council approves health foundation board

Nine people have been chosen to form the first board of directors for the Colorado Springs Health Foundation. The board is charged with creating the rules and procedures for the new foundation, which will use money and lease payments from the University of Colorado Health lease of Memorial Hospital. The mayor selected the board members… Continue Reading Council approves health foundation board

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