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A Fiduciary Responsibility

The release of the Rand research report “Prices Paid to Hospitals by Private Health Plans Are High Relative to Medicare and Vary Widely” by Chapin White and Christopher Whaley represents a major step forward in enabling value-based purchasing.  MAJOR! For the very first time it allows employers to assess the reasonableness of the prices they […] Read Article

Denver Business Journal wrote ‘Innovation can be a silver bullet’

May 9, 20-19 Colorado Business Group on Health held their Annual Forum at the Hilton Denver Inverness Hotel. The line up of speakers included Lt Governor, Dianne Primavera, Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director of HCPF, David Blumenthal MD, President, The Common Wealth Fund, and Shane Wolverton, SR VP, Quantros. The article was about the Forum focus […] Read Article

State Senate Healthcare Committee Testimony!

 Bob Smith was requested by Representative Chris Kennedy to give testimony in support of HB19-1001, the Hospital Financial Transparency Bill on January 16th. This bill would require hospitals to disclose their current Medicare cost reports to the State and allow the State to evaluate why hospitals are shifting costs to employers and the degree to which […] Read Article

The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative: The Other Side of the Story!

The final evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative published in Health Affairs in June described the project and “HEALTH AFFAIRS BLOG”.  Concluded that it “did not reduce Medicare spending enough to cover care management fees or appreciably improve  physician experience.” READ MORE Cited: “The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative: Another Side Of The Story, […] Read Article

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