Small business advocates are rallying to revive legislation allowing national trade associations to offer health care coverage to their members. Continue Reading National legislative briefsContinue reading …
In a corporate study involving First Chicago Realty Corp., “Depressive disorders accounted for more than half of all medical plan dollars paid for mental health problems. The amount (spent) for treatment of these claims was close to the amount spent on treatment for heart disease,” according to the El Paso County Mental Health Association Web site. Continue Reading Impacting the bottom line and the teamContinue reading …
Many people know that the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment inspects restaurants, grocery stores, delis and other retail food establishments. But some people may not know that inspections aren’t just designed to protect patrons. Continue Reading Inspections protect the public and food-service businessesContinue reading …
Reciprocity, a centuries-old principle of exchanging goods for services, is as important today to a challenged health care industry as a scalpel is to a surgeon.
A new generation of health care consumers is increasingly pressuring hospitals to demonstrate and measure quality of care, and their demands are creating a need for enhanced relationships between hospital administrators and physicians, said Dr. James Tucci, senior vice president and chief medical officer at St. John Health in Warren, Mich. Continue Reading Quid pro quo
The underwriting process reduced me to a child-like state of total helplessness. I felt like a criminal because I am over 50 and take meds for attention deficit disorder. Continue Reading Follow the leaderContinue reading …
Jay Leno is one of many who tout the benefits of laughter. On May 6 at the Broadmoor Hotel, Leno will provide a night of laughter to benefit the Pikes Peak area children, adults and families who need behavioral health services.
It’s the fourth Pikes Peak Foundation for Mental Health “Humor is Healing” fundraiser – billed by its sponsor, the Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group, as a “night of comic relief that’s serious about behavioral health care.” Continue Reading He who laughs, lasts
Health savings accounts may be one of the catalysts that force the health care industry into a consumer driven market.
“Health care is the last significant sector of the economy in which transparency isn’t apparent and everywhere,” said Jim Frogue, state project director for the Center for Health Transformation, an organization founded three years ago by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Continue Reading Price transparency set to reform health care
“This bill [HB 1346] adds people to the list of those who can be dependents on an insurance policy and adds costs to businesses.”
-Jerry McElroy, director of government relations for Kaiser Permanente Continue Reading Health care legislation addressing a variety of issues
Although he’s an employee benefits consultant Monday through Friday, on Saturday afternoons, Scott Stafford dons his media persona as the host of “Business Initiative,” a 1460 KZNT talk-radio show.
The hour-long radio show, sponsored by Stafford’s employer, Van Gilder Insurance Corp., has been on the air every Saturday starting at 2 p.m. since Jan. 7. Each week, Stafford and his guests of the day talk about specific issues affecting Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. Many of those sharing the radio spotlight with Stafford have been involved in one of the hottest issues in every community: health care. Continue Reading Medic air
“When you become a children’s hospital, it sends a clear message to the physicians and the community that you are serious about providing care.”
-June Chan, administrative director for the Children’s Hospital. Continue Reading Growing up