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Will postponement of Medicare reporting speed up PI settlements?

By Sylvia Hsieh Dolan Media Newswires BOSTON, MA — Once again, controversial reporting rules that require liability insurers to inform Medicare of personal injury settlements have been postponed — and plaintiffs’ lawyers are hoping the delay will encourage settlements. The reporting requirements, which implicate Medicare’s right as the secondary payer for an injured recipient’s medical… Continue Reading Will postponement of Medicare reporting speed up PI settlements?

Colo. pushes ahead to create exchanges

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Colorado is moving closer to the establishment of the health insurance exchanges mandated under the sweeping reforms passed this year. Required by federal law to be in place by 2014, the exchanges are a new tool that will add a measure of competition in health care and, if they live up to their billing, drive… Continue Reading Colo. pushes ahead to create exchanges

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John Crandall has provided health insurance to his five employees for years and next year, for the first time, the owner of Old Town Bike Shop will finally get some credit for it. Not just from his employees, but from the federal government when he files his income taxes for 2010. The new health care… Continue Reading Credits will pay bosses who pay for worker insurance

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Together in the fight against obesity

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Everyone from Michele Obama to the American Heart Association is worried about obesity. While Colorado remains the thinnest state in the country, its obesity rates are growing faster than the rest of the nation. If current trends continue, it is estimated that 76 percent of the state’s population will be obese or overweight by 2020,… Continue Reading Together in the fight against obesity

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SANE help for sexual assault victims

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More than a decade ago, physicians and nurses would “scatter like ants” when a rape victim came to the emergency room.
But that was before Memorial Health Center established the state’s first Forensic/Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program. The program started from a single nurse’s concern that rape victims weren’t getting the care they needed. Continue Reading SANE help for sexual assault victims

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Hospital systems rely on volunteers

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Volunteering can be about instant gratification — based on a person’s particular skills.
“Now it is so skill based … instead of giving them 40 hours a week, people volunteer at multiple places,” said Robert Hedden, director of volunteer services at Memorial Hospital. Continue Reading Hospital systems rely on volunteers

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Memorial Children’s Hospital makes debut

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A few years ago, Memorial Health System’s June Chan sat down with some children who’d recently been in the hospital to ask what kind of hospital they’d like to visit.
Suggestions ranged from a warm, friendly atmosphere to an environment where children had the control. Continue Reading Memorial Children’s Hospital makes debut

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MRSA presents many uniquely troubling problems to the American healthcare system. For many years, staph-associated infections could easily be controlled by any of a dozen antibiotics. But with the widespread use of antibiotics, new strains of S. Aureus arose which were resistant to most treatments. Particularly in hospital settings, MRSA infections have become common. Continue Reading Community — Staph infections rise in state, nation

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Make this New Year a flu-free year

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Hopefully, your declarations for 2008 include good health for yourself, family and friends. One of the easiest and most effective ways to ensure this goal is to get a flu shot and encourage others to do the same. The CDC reports that this year’s national flu vaccine supply is plentiful, and El Paso County is keeping pace with more than 120,000 vaccine doses received to date. Continue Reading Make this New Year a flu-free year

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Immunization in Colorado

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John Bender wants to make not vaccinating a child in Colorado as socially unacceptable as smoking inside a restaurant.
He’s a doctor and president-elect of the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians.
But, it might be a long time until Coloradoans adopt Bender’s philosophy, if recent state rankings are any sort of indication. Continue Reading Immunization in Colorado

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