Mon March 19, 2012

Hospitals May Stop Charging Their Highest Prices To The Poor

Linda Conlin, 49, of Longmont, left, gets help from Ailsa Wonnacott, right, in dealing with hospital bills she can't pay because she is disabled. Wonnacott is head of the Association for Community Living in Boulder County.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

Colorado hospitals charge their highest prices to the poorest, uninsured patients. That practice is now likely to end by late summer.

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Tue March 6, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Before Leaving The Hospital, Consult Your Checklist

Checklists aren't just for doctors.

When checking into a hospital, patients naturally worry whether their visit will go well. But leaving the hospital safely can sometimes present an even trickier challenge.

Patients are going home sooner and sicker than ever before. And without clear and comprehensive instructions about what to do after a hospital stay, they may wind up back in the hospital, or worse.

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Mon March 5, 2012

Most Colorado Hospitals Report Strong Profits In 2010

Children’s Hospital Colorado has strong income, especially when donations and grants are added.
Eckert and Eckert Design architect: H+L Architecture

Most Colorado hospitals reported strong profits to the federal government for 2010, as consolidation has given them clout to demand more money from insurance companies.

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Thu June 23, 2011

Partnership Could Lead to Colorado's Largest Hospital System

PVHS CEO Rulon Stacey (center) addressed a small group at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland.
Grace Hood

A non-binding letter of intent announced today could form one of the largest hospital systems in the state.

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