Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
State health care officials have until Nov. 15 to put together a final “state option” proposal for the legislature
With objections from Canada and drug companies, Colorado’s plan to import prescription medicines could be in troubleBy John Ingold Health Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado lawmakers approved a public option for health insurance. Now the state has to figure out how to actually build it.By John Ingold Health Primary category in which blog post is published
How much do you pay for hospital services in Colorado? Likely many times more than what Medicare does.By John Ingold Health Primary category in which blog post is published
A state board wouldn’t approve a major report accusing Colorado hospitals of shifting costs onto people with private insurance
Executives from the state’s hospital systems criticized the report at a meeting of the Colorado Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise board
Immigrants here illegally were waiting until near death to get dialysis. A new Colorado policy changes that.
Patients now can get regular care at dialysis clinics through Medicaid, saving millions in hospital costs
As their revenues grew, Colorado hospitals pushed costs onto privately insured patients and reaped billions, according to a new state report
The report sets up one major battle in health cost fight, as Gov. Jared Polis officially creates his new Office of Saving People Money on Health Care
State lawmakers are expected to make curbing the cost of care one of the top priorities in 2019
The world’s first marijuana-derived pharmaceutical is now available for prescription. So why can’t patients get it?
Epidiolex was approved earlier this year to treat rare seizure disorders
Rural southeast Colorado loved its landfills. After a health department deal, some will finally close
Rooted in small-town independence, the operations were a low priority for understaffed health inspectors. Faced with new concerns about groundwater, four of five will shut down in Baca County alone.
In his email to state officials resigning from the Colorado Drug Utilization Review Board, dated Aug. 16, Dr. Alex Reish wrote that he had done nothing wrong
After Sun report on pharma money and a Colorado Medicaid board, senior state attorney tells board members to be more transparent
The talk comes after it was revealed that one board member, Dr. Alex Reish, received thousands of dollars in benefits from pharmaceutical companies without disclosing them.
Doctor on influential Colorado board that decides Medicaid drugs received thousands from pharmaceutical companies
Dr. Alex Reish received more than $10,000 -- mostly in free food -- from pharmaceutical companies