Colorado Medicaid contractor reverses course, will no longer try to recoup payments from mental health providers
The announcement came two days after The Colorado Sun reported that mental health providers would no longer accept Medicaid patients because of the debacle.
Suncor must make pollution cuts to meet new haze rules protecting Colorado park views
Environmental groups push for slashing air pollutants from the biggest smokestacks for EPA “regional haze” update, end up winning some, losing some.
Colorado panel issues recommendations for when ketamine should be used outside of hospital settings
Paramedics injected Elijah McClain with ketamine after they said he exhibited signs of excited delirium. McClain later died.
With federal COVID sick leave gone, workers feel pressure to show up at work
Paid sick leave is an essential tool — like testing, masks and vaccines — in the effort to prevent COVID-19 infection and keep workplaces safe. Few states have programs. Colorado is one of them.
Colorado health chief’s testimony in whistleblower lawsuit against CDPHE wasn’t credible, judge says
Judge Shelley Gilman issued a ruling last week denying the state’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former CDPHE employee
Colorado’s fentanyl crisis is surging, but only two school districts have ordered doses of the opioid antidote
Only Boulder Valley and Clear Creek school districts have received free naloxone, which can reverse an opioid overdose, through a state bulk purchasing program.
Colorado mental health therapists are quitting Medicaid over latest payment debacle
Several behavioral health providers say they will no longer treat Medicaid patients after 199 providers received letters ordering them to return payment for therapy already completed.
Denver-area businesses may start checking your COVID vaccination status. Here’s how to get proof on your smartphone.
The myColorado app lets you download your official vaccine record on your phone -- as well as your driver’s license
Denver and its surrounding counties just issued a new mask order. These five charts show why.
The number of people dying from COVID in Colorado is the highest it has been all year
Debating whether to vaccinate your kids against COVID? Here are some things to know.
The risk of myocarditis from a coronavirus infection is much greater than it is from the COVID vaccine, according to research.
Armed guards helped evict residents from an East Colfax motel in violation of tenant laws, suit claims
The VareCo notified tenants of the 95-unit Summit View Inn they had to leave, but pushed them out before they had their day in court. Now some are homeless.
Volunteer deal for Colorado COVID management cost taxpayers $1.6 million
Colorado paid a group of Gov. Jared Polis' business associates who "volunteered" to help manage the pandemic $630,000. Then it paid another $1 million.
Schools, pediatricians look to make up lost ground on non-COVID vaccinations
Only 41% of Black children who were 18 months old were up to date on vaccinations in fall of 2020, compared with 57% of all children of that age.
Denver’s program to house people who were homeless was so successful, the federal government is offering millions more to expand it
In April 2022, the social impact bond initiative will recruit and house 125 more people who are chronically homeless
KC Becker, former Colorado House speaker, appointed to lead regional EPA office
The Democrat was a prime sponsor of Senate Bill 181 in 2019, a measure that rewrote Colorado's oil and gas regulations.
Will COVID patients who reject vaccines embrace monoclonal antibodies? Colorado is counting on it.
As coronavirus hospitalizations top 1,500 statewide, Colorado health officials hope expanding monoclonal antibody treatment will help avert a crisis
Coloradans looking to KO Parkinson’s find refuge in the boxing ring
Experts have long understood that exercise can slow progression of the disease. But non-contact boxing has gained particular cachet.
U.S. overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year, officials say
Experts believe the top drivers are the growing prevalence of deadly fentanyl in the illicit drug supply and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parents of young Coloradans killed by fentanyl call it murder. So why aren’t there more convictions?
Fatal fentanyl overdoses are skyrocketing across Colorado, but there have been only a few death charges.
Did Colorado’s COVID vaccine mandate for health care workers hurt hospital staffing? It’s complicated.
As a percentage of the workforce, the number of people who left or lost their jobs was small. But rural hospitals were hit harder.