GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Oct. 10, 2019 – Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) issued this statement in response to the release of the final 2020 insurance rates: “Colorado
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Oct. 7, 2019 – Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) issued this statement in response to the release of the state’s proposal for a new
Colorado Hospital Association Launches Hospital Medicine Opioid Safety Pilot in 10 Colorado Hospitals
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Oct. 1, 2019 – Today, Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) announced the start of the Colorado Opioid Solution: Clinicians United to Resolve the Epidemic (CO’s CURE) Hospital Medicine Pilot – a new patient safety initiative in 10 hospitals across Colorado.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Sept. 26, 2019 – In response to the recent data release Colorado Health Market Analysis 2019 by Allan Baumgarten, LLC, Colorado
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Sept. 25, 2019 – Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) added a wealth of new talent, experience and perspectives to the CHA Board
Donor Alliance and CHA Recognize Outstanding Efforts of Health Care Organizations to Make the Gift of Life Possible in Colorado
DENVER – SEPT. 20, 2019 – Today, Swedish Medical Center, UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies, Aspen Valley Hospital, Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center and
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Sept. 6, 2019 – In response to the recent data release by the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC)
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Aug. 15, 2019 – In response to the Data Byte released by the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC)
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLORADO – Aug. 12, 2019 – Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) Shared Services has announced a new partnership with VeritasAdvantage™, a revolutionary cloud-based application
“Colorado hospitals recognize that the cost of health care has become unsustainable for many Coloradans, and we hope that this two-year reinsurance program – largely funded by hospitals – is effective in providing needed relief for patients from high insurance costs,” said Katherine Mulready, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, CHA. “The price of health insurance includes both the premiums and the copay and deductible costs, so this can’t just be about reducing premiums while insurers continue to raise out-of-pocket costs on Coloradans. We trust that the Polis Administration and the Insurance Commissioner will make sure insurers follow the law and that savings from reinsurance are fully passed on to consumers.”
“We appreciate a report that includes a discussion about quality and patient safety as part of the conversation about affordability,” said Steven J. Summer, president and CEO, CHA. “Connecting cost with quality is essential for patients seeking information about where to receive care. However, we do have some concerns about the conclusions reached in this report and would encourage employers to be careful when using this information.”
Colorado Hospital Association Statement Regarding Projected Decrease in Individual Health Insurance Marketplace in 2020
We are pleased that the Insurance Commissioner is projecting a decrease in premiums on the individual market for 2020, as it reflects the many efforts by hospitals and providers to take ownership of their portion of the total cost of care. In fact, a recent report credited moderate hospital spending with restraining overall health spending, and we believe that is evidenced in this release from the state. In addition, Colorado hospitals will be the main source of funding for the state’s two-year reinsurance program, further indication of the role that hospitals are playing in improving affordability for Coloradans.