Colorado Senate Moves to Protect Rural Health Care GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Nov. 18, 2023 Today, in an overwhelming bipartisan manner, the Colorado Senate voted to
The CCLE will serve as CHA’s department dedicated to supporting member hospitals and health systems’ ongoing work to deliver excellent care to their patients and communities.
“In Colorado, we have deliberately built a health care system focused more on preventive care to keep people healthy and out of the hospital, because we know that the single best way to improve quality of life and reduce the cost of care is to prevent patients from needing it in the first place.”
During the first legislative hearing, many hospitals were carved out of the bill, in an attempt to protect against the financial harm and limits on access to health care services caused by this proposed policy. Today, CHA released a letter signed by 100 percent of the hospital CEOs whose organizations were carved out. The CEOs agree that ill-conceived policy does not get fixed by carving out hospitals from it.
CHA continues to have conversations with the bill sponsors and proponents of House Bill 23-1215, the prohibition on hospital facility fees. The Association remains steadfastly opposed to the bill as introduced and has concerns with proposed amendments that proponents have shared this week. It is essential to recognize that any prohibition on facility fees will harm access to care.
CHA has analyzed the year-end 2022 financials for Colorado hospitals. The data show even more troubling trends on the financial and operational impacts for hospitals since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As introduced, House Bill 23-1215: Limit on Hospital Facility Fees would have catastrophic impacts on Colorado’s health care system. Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) and its member hospitals and health systems are raising the alarm about this legislation and its potential to harm patient access and health care affordability.
CHA released “Addressing Violence in Colorado Hospitals” – a look at the current trends of workplace violence in hospitals and health systems across the state. Colorado and national trends show that violence against health care workers is on the rise.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Jan. 11, 2023 – Today, Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) released the 2022 Colorado Hospital Industry Update, a statewide perspective of the
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Dec. 20, 2022 – This week, Colorado hospitals deactivated the Combined Hospital Transfer Center (CHTC), which had been activated since Nov.
Colorado hospitals and health systems activated Tier 1, the lowest level of activation, of the Combined Hospital Transfer Center (CHTC).
Recent reports show that Colorado hospital costs are better than national averages. In 2020, Coloradans spent $4 billion less than the national average on hospital care. Colorado households spend the second lowest amount on hospital costs in the country.