Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Colorado hospitals accuse Polis administration of hurting Medicaid patients, as health fight grows nastier
In a letter to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, hospital executives say onerous rules, outdated processes are putting patients at risk
Colorado officials have finalized their proposal for a public health insurance option. Here’s what we still don’t know about it.
Short answer: There's a lot for lawmakers to fight over, from hospital and insurance company participation to an application for federal approval
Why both hospitals and insurance companies are so worried about a Colorado “state option” plan
State health care officials have until Nov. 15 to put together a final “state option” proposal for the legislature
In a plan to set hospital prices, Colorado could see the mother of all health care battles
State leaders are coy about how they would compel hospitals to participate in the newly proposed public health insurance option
Denver-area hospitals made a record $2 billion in profits in 2018, according to a new report
Many Colorado hospitals outside of the metro area also saw strong profitability
With objections from Canada and drug companies, Colorado’s plan to import prescription medicines could be in trouble
The U.S. government recently gave its support to importing cheaper drugs, but Canadian officials are pushing back and could potentially block exports
Colorado lawmakers approved a public option for health insurance. Now the state has to figure out how to actually build it.
A stakeholder meeting in Keystone shows how many different ideas there are on what should be -- and what shouldn’t be -- included in a state-backed health insurance plan.
How much do you pay for hospital services in Colorado? Likely many times more than what Medicare does.
Colorado hospitals rank among the most expensive in a RAND Corp. study. Hospitals say the numbers are misleading.
President Trump signals support for Colorado plan to import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada
Donald Trump made the comments during a phone call this week with Gov. Jared Polis
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
11 charts that help explain health care costs in Colorado
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.
Colorado doctor on influential state Medicaid board resigns after Sun report on pharma money
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