Colorado Hospital Association
Health-related industries top Colorado lobbying spending so far, and it’s only expected to intensify
The coronavirus legislative hiatus changes the landscape and may shorten the session, but lobbying may still set record
The inside story of the unprecedented airlift delivering coronavirus supplies to rural Colorado hospitals
Donated protective gear, homemade masks and volunteer pilots all contribute to the herculean effort of getting equipment to rural hospitals -- for some, just in the nick of time
Colorado’s efforts to scale up PPE production are being tangled in federal red tape, certification process
Makers of products ranging from snowboards to garments are now producing personal protective equipment in response to the coronavirus. But some say they can’t get their products into the state’s pipeline.
Colorado is banking on telehealth to slow coronavirus. But many rural hospitals lack necessary resources.
Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement rules changed on Wednesday, but rural hospitals say they still face significant financial barriers to get the virtual systems in place fast enough to make a difference
As hospitals brace for critical coronavirus patients, Colorado still doesn’t know how many ventilators are in the state
Hospitals say they could soon see hundreds of patients with COVID-19 and official state numbers -- hobbled by limited testing -- don’t reflect the full tally. State health officials say it could be days before they have a ventilator count.
Colorado’s public health insurance option puts a bull’s-eye on hospital profits. But some rural facilities could make more.
The state’s proposed payment formula gives high priority to independent and critical access hospitals, though some who would benefit question what the consequences will be
From rationing masks to polishing emergency plans, here’s how Colorado hospitals are preparing for the coronavirus
Hospitals are required to have plans for emergencies like a potential outbreak of the COVID-19 virus
Colorado hospitals hate the plan to cap their prices. Here’s how they want to control health costs instead.
The Colorado Hospital Association has lined up behind a “total cost of care” model similar to what is used in Massachusetts
Hospitals are backing off a budget fight over Colorado’s reinsurance program. Is a deal possible?
The Colorado Hospital Association dropped its lawsuit over the fees that fund the health insurance program
The Polis administration just cut $51 million from its budget request for Colorado’s reinsurance program
The state will receive more money than expected from the federal government to fund the program that has reduced some people’s health insurance premiums dramatically
Colorado hospitals — under increased scrutiny — raised prices and saw more profit, new report says
The report from the Polis administration shows per-patient profits at Colorado hospitals reached their highest level in at least a decade in 2018
Groups tied to hospitals, insurance companies launch pricey ad blitz against Colorado public option
Partnership for America’s Health Care Future and Colorado’s Health Care Future spent $121,000 on television and digital ads against the proposal, which will be debated in the upcoming legislative session
Colorado’s new reinsurance program has a TABOR problem. Lawmakers fear that could cause “cascading” impacts across the budget.
As Polis requests more money, a legislative analysis found the health insurance program could have an additional $165 million budgetary hit
Colorado hospitals just avoided tens of millions of dollars in federal funding cuts — but it might not last
The cuts would most affect hospitals like Denver Health that care for a lot of uninsured patients
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
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
How much does an ER visit cost in Colorado? It depends on where you go.
A new analysis sheds light on the importance of facilities fees and severity levels in hospital pricing
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.