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Humana sends incorrect cancellation letter to policy holders

Consumers should ignore a cancellation letter from Humana, sent in error the last week in August. According to Commissioner of Insurance Marguerite Salazar, the company sent the letter to 3,400 Colorado policy holders. The letter incorrectly states that customers must choose to renew their health insurance with Humana by September 28, 2013, or their insurance… Continue Reading Humana sends incorrect cancellation letter to policy holders

Local CEO: Excise tax hampers innovation

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Most of the focus of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act has focused solely on the insurance provisions in the law — whether it’s legal to require people to have health insurance. But another regulation, found deep in the bill, is causing problems for a company in Colorado Springs. “The medical device tax is… Continue Reading Local CEO: Excise tax hampers innovation

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Health insurance marketplace opens Oct. 1

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After years of debate, controversy, delays and attempts to overturn the law, the Affordable Care Act is close to full implementation. Small businesses and individuals can start signing up for health care coverage using the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, on Oct. 1. That coverage will go into effect Jan. 1, and yet… Continue Reading Health insurance marketplace opens Oct. 1

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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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Earlier this month, the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange reached a major milestone toward opening in 2013: conditional federal approval. The exchange, a nonprofit, quasi-governmental agency responsible for creating and deploying a new virtual marketplace for health insurance, is one of six nationwide to receive federal approval. The exchange submitted its application in early October to… Continue Reading Insurance exchanges get federal approval, decide payment methods

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Cigna adds CSHP to accountable care access

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Cigna has expanded its collaborative accountable care program to 10 new initiatives – one of which includes Colorado Springs Health Partners. The initiatives also involve doctor groups in six other states: Maine, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. With the additions, Cigna has 22 collaborative accountable care programs in 13 states that cover… Continue Reading Cigna adds CSHP to accountable care access

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